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Latest TELall Blog post: Virtually Connecting at ASCILITE 2018

At the recent ASCILITE 2018 conference Wendy Taleo and Henk Huijser stretched the borders of learning via an open, online hangout with people not physically at the conference. One of the key reasons to Virtually Connect was related to FOMO (fear of missing out). However, there was more to it than that.  Read more >>


Job Vacancy: Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Auckland University of Technology

  • Senior academic leader specialising in Learning and Teaching
  • Lead, guide, influence and empower AUT’s Learning and Teaching to the next level
  • AUT is ranked in the top 1.2% of world universities (QS rankings 2018)

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a young and dynamic university that offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to business and industry. AUT has over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland.

We are seeking to appoint a new Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching to provide leadership to the University and deliver policy and strategy in, and institutional oversight of, learning and teaching. This includes leading, supporting and monitoring continuous improvement of teaching quality, pedagogical innovation, student learning and student support to enhance the student learning experience.

The appointee will provide specialist advice to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other educational leaders with particular focus areas including leading learning and teaching transformation at AUT and providing leadership and/or collaboration on major initiatives and strategic projects. The Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching will also lead the development and delivery of appropriate learning and teaching academic programmes for staff that inspire engagement in high impact and/or innovative learning and teaching practice and oversee that quality of student learning. They will also importantly establish cross-university activities that seek to profile learning and teaching and build external relationships to enable increased sharing of knowledge and innovations.

A demonstrated ability to influence and lead learning innovations in a university context including high level, interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work co-operatively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, will be critical. The successful applicant will also be an expert at creating change, particularly through technology.

The successful applicant will secure a five-year fixed-term appointment (with an option to renew as agreed by mutual consent); and reports formally to the Vice Chancellor and to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor as Chief Academic Officer. The appointment includes designation as “Professor” and the appointee will be a member of the University’s Senior Leadership Team.

For further details on this role, please visit the AUT website.

Open Education Week, 5 – 9 March 2019 (Online Events)

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide, the free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.

It is coordinated by The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of open education. Universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world have come together to showcase what they’re doing to make education more open, free, and available to everyone.

During the Open Education Week, EDEN will be offering the following online events thru its Adobe Connect room. Participation is free and open!

Don’t forget to register, as EDEN will issue open badges to acknowledge and appreciate your participation at these events.

Education 2030 – Open knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in Europe and the world

Monday, 4 March 2019, 13:00 CET
Format: Short presentations & panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice-president, SRCE
Speakers: Airina Volungevičienė, Morten Flate Paulsen, Svetlana Knyazeva, Katrien Bardoel, Paul Bacsich
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event and to register.

The story of the Open University in Europe and the world

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 13:00 CET
Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Mark Brown, EDEN EC member, EDEN Fellow, Dublin City University, Ireland
Speakers: Liz Marr, Josep M. Duart, Sarah Guri-Rosenblit, Antonio Teixeira
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event and to register.

OER quality assessment

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 13:00 CET
Format: Presentation and discussion
Moderator: Antonella Poce, EDEN Fellow, EDEN NAP SC Chair, University Roma III, Italy
Speakers: Gemma Tur Ferrer, Ulf- Daniel Ehlers, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Neil Butcher, Diana Andone, Antonella Poce
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event and to register.

Researching openness – Evidence-based approach

Friday, 8 March 2019, 13:00 CET
Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Josep M. Duart, EDEN Vice-president for Research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Speakers: Antoni Pérez, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Alexandra Theben, Paul Prinsloo
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event.

For more events during the Open Education Week, check out the official website.

For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat.

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