How we are rethinking L&T grants, awards and professional learning

The team I work with have been tasked to rethink how our institution does teaching awards, grants, and professional learning opportunities. i.e. the funding our institution provides to teaching focused staff in recognition of quality work (awards), to develop a good idea (grants), or learn something new (professional learning opportunities). Since I’m strange, we’re using

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Communication and professional learning for teaching at Universities

One of the significant challenges I’ll be facing in the new position are around how to help the institution effectively engage teaching academics in relevant communication/professional learning that will help them. One of the immediate challenges from this task is identifying examples of good practice that have attempted to unify communication and professional learning for

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The teleological reason why ICTs limit choice for university learners and learning

Jones, D., & Muldoon, N. (2007). The teleological reason why ICTs limit choice for university learners and learning. In R. J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong, & C. Cheers (Eds.), ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ASCILITE Singapore 2007 (pp. 450–459). Singapore. This version is slightly modified. The descriptions in the

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L&T Orientation for new Academic staff (S1, 2017)

Yesterday I helped out with the folk running the session intended to orient new full-time teaching academics to teaching at our institution. What follows are the slides, other resources, and some initial reflections on the session. New (28 March, 2017): Results from participant evaluation now available. Three separate participants suggested a longer session, a first

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Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding past practice and future possibilities

Albion, P., Jones, D., Jones, J., & Campbell, C. (2017). Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding past practice and future possibilities. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017. Outstanding paper award Abstract ‘Open’ is a commonly applied descriptor for a variety of educational initiatives but its meaning

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Am I (or my team) ready to apply for an AAUT?

The following provides access to range of resources associated with the institutional process for supporting USQ staff considering applying for the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT). The process started with two sessions A information session titled: Am I (or my team) ready to apply? A Citations and Awards Workshop to help those who

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The PEBKAC problems of digital L&T and how to solve it?

"PEBKAC" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Rafa Esteve   PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) is just one of the terms IT folk use to express their frustration with the apparent stupidity of users. A frustration perhaps overshadowed by that felt by the end users who – as digital technology becomes pervasive within organisations – are increasingly frustrated

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