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Making a difference: how can edvisors influence learning and teaching? (TELedvisors July webinar)
28 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Edvisors – learning designers, academic developers, education technologists and other people in 3rd space roles – have a lot to offer when it comes to facilitating good learning and teaching. We bring rich and varied experience from both our past careers and our time working with many educators in our institutions.
Yet for a range of different reasons, many of us feel under-utilised when it comes to meaningfully shaping and supporting good learning and teaching.
This month’s TELedvisors Network webinar will explore how our teams work, how we work in our teams and is intended to kickstart a wider discussion about what else we can and should be doing to make a difference.
Dr. Alexandra Mihai is Assistant Professor of Innovation in Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research and Development, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University. Previously she worked as Learning Designer at University College London (UCL), Curriculum Designer at the Institute of European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and led the Centre for Teaching Innovations at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Alexandra has a strong background in e-learning, learning design and innovative teaching strategies. In her PhD she analysed in how far technology is used in teaching practices at European universities. She is also the creator of The Educationalist blog
Identities and roles of Centers for Teaching and Learning in the post-pandemic Higher Education landscape
This talk is based on the preliminary results of my current Fulbright research on Centers for Teaching and Learning in the US. The main themes to be addressed are: identity and positioning of CTLs, organisational culture and career development, CTL offer and programming and the integration of support on pedagogy and educational technology.
Sarah Thorneycroft – Program Director of Digital Education, University of New England, Higher Education IT influencer and long time TELedvisor
Dr Steph Toole – Manager, Learning Design at the University of New England
The Art of Impact
While edvisors bring a rich range of expertise with them, translating that expertise into impact can be difficult in complex systems like universities, and how we work as people in context is often overlooked as a critical praxis domain. Sarah Thorneycroft and Steph Toole from UNE have been leading an integrated model of learning design that’s grounded in intentional design of praxis, and will share some of the ways that edvisors can design and cultivate personal, interpersonal and organisational practices to increase impact.