ASCILITE 2019 Conference:15 days to go!
The full conference program is now available for viewing on the conference website here and the pre-conference workshops below have now been confirmed. Further details on the workshops are available here and if you wish to attend any, login to your conference registration and add it from there.
- Learning Journey to Apple
- Professional Development for Learning Analytics: Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities
- Designing Authentic Assessments to Assure Student Success, Employability, and Academic Integrity in the Online Environment (and other teaching modes)
- Contextualizing Universal Design for Instruction (UDI): Modeling Inclusive Practice Within Your Teaching
- Reimagining IAL’s Tech-enabled Learning Journey
- Teacher Learning and Technology-enabled Pedagogy – MonsoonSIM Workshop
- Developing and Implementing a Digital Assessment and Feedback System
There’s still time to register, book your flights and head over to Singapore.
Further enquiries regarding the conference program may be directed to the organizing team here.
Invitation to join the New Business Education SIG
Members (and non-members) are now invited to join the new Business Education SIG which aims to encourage, empower and enable business educators. Membership in ASCILITE SIGs is free and open to ASCILITE members and non-members alike. A session to introduce the new SIG to conference delegates is scheduled to take place at ASCILITE 2019.
To find-out more about the SIG and to sign-up, please go to the SIG website here.
Invitation to submit an EOI for leadership of the ASCILITE Learning Design SIG
The Learning Design Special Interest Group is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from ASCILITE members who may be interested in assuming leadership of the LD-SIG in 2020. You must be a current ASCILITE member to lead a SIG, but all ASCILITE SIGs are open to members and non-members and there are no fees to join. SIGs are permitted to have up to four leaders, so EOIs are invited from a single individual or a group. The operation of ASCILITE SIGs are governed by ASCILITE’s SIG Policy document.
SIG leaders are expected to organize activities of interest to their members, maintain communication with members and to also represent their SIG at the ASCILITE conference. SIG activities must be in line with ASCITITE’s current Strategic Plan. The LD-SIG currently has over 230 members from a wide range of tertiary institutions in Australia, New Zealand and further afield.
You can find-out more about the aims of the LD-SIG and examples of past activities here.
A meeting of the LD-SIG is scheduled at the ASCILITE 2019 conference in Singapore on Wednesday 4 December at 1pm and interested parties who are at the conference are welcome to join the discussion of the SIG’s plans and leadership options. EOIs and enquiries may be directed to Chris Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Available: Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, University of Melbourne
The Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching is part of the Business College Executive team. The incumbent is responsible for development, implementation, maintenance and quality assurance of innovative approaches to learning, teaching and identification and implementation of program development across Higher Education at all locations globally.
The Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching is responsible for:
- Driving high level strategic leadership in learning and teaching at school, college and university level in Australia and offshore.
- Implementing the University’s Strategic Plan 2020, focussing on the Learning and Teaching elements within the directions, goals and priorities therein.
- Ensuring effective development and delivery of engaging, innovative, internationally recognised academic programs.
- Ensuring useful pathways and engaging learning opportunities for all students.
The Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching is expected to work collaboratively in support of the University’s strategic directions and towards:
- Implementing the University’s Strategic Plan 2020, focussing on the Learning and Teaching elements within the directions, goals and priorities therein
- Offering students and staff a global passport to learning and work opportunities
- Creating an experience for students which is stimulating and satisfying
- Developing staff who are focused on the needs of our students and our partners
- Developing a culture that embraces change and innovation
- Building staff capability and strengthening scholarship in learning and teaching
- Identifying and implementing innovative programs.
Expected outcomes of the position:
- Improved program quality, relevance and viability
- Consistent, effective and innovative delivery across all locations globally and increasingly digitally available
- Increased scholarship of learning and teaching
- Effective academic review and approval of College programs and courses
- Increased cross disciplinary focus across programs and Colleges
- Enhanced student and academic outcomes resulting from a centred approach to academic and student experience
- Increased focus by staff on the value placed on learning and teaching by the university recognition of excellence in learning and teaching and student services
- Increased program differentiation in the competitive international environment
- Program innovation in profile, content and delivery.
Full details on the position are available on the university website here.