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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

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The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

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Why Self-Directed Learning Practices Make Us Better Learners

Why Self-Directed Learning Practices Make Us Better Learners | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In this article, we discuss how the promotion of self-directed learning can be a benefit to every student of every level.

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Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, November 3, 1:20 PM
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Are schools relevant anymore? You should be able to get a degree at yout local library. Schools are mostly about childcare so both parents can work.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, November 20, 5:26 AM

Self Directed Learning is a great help for people that learn in different ways than the quote unquote norm but learn their way just the same adult or child.

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How to create an employee-led culture

How to create an employee-led culture | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Most organisations know the culture they want. What they are less clear on is the culture that they have currently got, according to Aaron McEwan, HR advisory leader of CEB, now Gartner.

“According to our research, a lot of organisations have a gap between where they wanted to be and the degree in which they understood the culture that they currently have,” he told HRD.

“This meant that employees were not clear on what was expected of them.

“They didn’t necessarily believe that their culture was right for them and they did not feel empowered, enabled or equipped to actually behave in a way that is consistent with the culture.”

McEwan added that it’s important to help employees manage the inevitable tensions that come up.
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Most organisations know the culture they want. What they are less clear on is the culture that they have currently got, according to Aaron McEwan, HR advisory leader of CEB, now Gartner. “According to our research, a lot of organisations have a gap between where they wanted to be and the degree in which they understood the culture that they currently have,” he told HRD. “This meant that employees were not clear on what was expected of them. “They didn’t necessarily believe that their culture was right for them and they did not feel empowered, enabled or equipped to actually behave in a way that is consistent with the culture.” McEwan added that it’s important to help employees manage the inevitable tensions that come up.
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Higher education cuts will be felt in the classroom, not the lab

In a recent Productivity Commission report, the bias of universities in favour of research over teaching was exposed.

The proposed higher education reform that would have seen A$380m cut from university funding was rejected by the Senate, but the word is that Education Minister Simon Birmingham has return to the bunker to develop a new strategy. The most likely scenario is that vice-chancellors will need to cut costs, and we know where the axe will fall. Teaching-focused academics will be the hardest hit, and the cuts will be felt in the classroom rather than the research laboratory.

What is a teaching-focused academic?

The term teaching-focused academic has been used to include teaching-only academics, teaching-focused academics and teaching-intensive academics. The number of teaching-focused academics in Australia has increased from 755 in 2005 to 3696 in 2016. The number of teaching-focused academics is also increasing in the UK and Canada.
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Students will suffer if Australia and New Zealand change tertiary fee agreement

New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has asserted that the current tuition fee arrangements for Australian students in New Zealand will end if the policy does not remain reciprocal. In a debate during the general election campaign, Adern stated:

If [Australia] lock us out of tertiary education, we will lock them out of it here.
This “locking out” does not refer to a formal barrier - such as a law impeding enrolments - but would be introduced by creating negative financial consequences for students. In other words, Australians interested in studying on the other side of the ditch could potentially face quadrupling in tuition fees charged by New Zealand education providers.

She recently reiterated that position in an interview, stating movement from the Australian government would have flow-on effects in New Zealand.
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New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has asserted that the current tuition fee arrangements for Australian students in New Zealand will end if the policy does not remain reciprocal. In a debate during the general election campaign, Adern stated:
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What makes a good university? Academics and students have different ideas

New analysis of the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) and the Times Higher Education (THE) reveals a divide between what academics think defines quality and what students actually experience. This is demonstrated by world university rankings and student satisfaction surveys.

Quality teaching is an essential component of the QILT program. Generally, satisfaction levels among Australian university students are high at around 80%. However, there is often a significant gap between what students consider a quality teaching experience and what academics consider quality teaching.

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New analysis of the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) and the Times Higher Education (THE) reveals a divide between what academics think defines quality and what students actually experience. This is demonstrated by world university rankings and student satisfaction surveys.

Quality teaching is an essential component of the QILT program. Generally, satisfaction levels among Australian university students are high at around 80%. However, there is often a significant gap between what students consider a quality teaching experience and what academics consider quality teaching.

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Education at a Glance 2017 | OECD READ edition

Education at a Glance 2017 | OECD READ edition | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Education at a Glance 2017
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Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database.
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Education at a Glance 2017 OECD Indicators http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eag-2017-en Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database.
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Student Engagement with E-Texts: What the Data Tell Us

Student Engagement with E-Texts: What the Data Tell Us | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This case study of Indiana University's e-text initiative reports on students' actual use of and engagement with digital textbooks. Research found tha
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eLearning and resources

eLearning and resources | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“More resources were provided than were needed, thus giving the learner the opportunity to exercise judgment about the value of reviewing everything on offer. The learner is also able to exert significant control over the sequencing of activities.”



SHAW, K. (2001). Designing online learning opportunities, orchestrating experiences and managing learning.
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Peter Mellow's curator insight, July 24, 11:43 PM
I love this quote from Shaw. This was the text book I used in my post grad cert in eEducation with Nola Campbell from Waikato University. While it's a bit dated now, I think it is still very relevant.
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A Better Way to Read—in Color

A Better Way to Read—in Color | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In the era of attention deficits, the new text will not be black and white.
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Edu Trends Mentoring

Edu Trends Mentoring | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Mentoring is an educational relationship between a mentor and a mentee whom  the mentor teaches, listens to, shares with, accompany, supports, and  guides on his or her learning pathway.

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What Is Experiential Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

What Is Experiential Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By engaging in experiential learning, you can positively impact your life. With experiential education, you are the lens via which all things are viewed.
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Examining the Helicopter Professor Label

Examining the Helicopter Professor Label | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We can withhold the guidance and support that makes learning experiences positive and constructive. The more interesting question is how we know whether we are doing too much or not enough. It’s a question that applies to individual courses, the programs to which they belong, and within our institutions.

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Successful build self directed learning skills. Knowing how long to wait before entering a discussion is as important as knowing how quickly you should answer an e-mail.  Creating independent learners should be an objective for every course we teach. 

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Successful build self directed learning skills. Knowing how long to wait before entering a discussion is as important as knowing how quickly you should answer an e-mail.  Creating independent learners should be an objective for every course we teach. 

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How do you focus on being innovative while still teaching the curriculum?

How do you focus on being innovative while still teaching the curriculum? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What separates the great teachers from everyone else, is not what they teach, it is how they teach. The curriculum is the same across subjects. The “how” is where the artistry in education happens.
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USQ Salon: Dr Jason Lodge: 11 September 2017 - YouTube

Dr Jason Lodge discusses 'What are we discovering about learning in the brain and can it be used to enhance teaching?'. The last decade has seen enormous advances in understanding how learning occurs in the brain and mind. Despite this progress, little of this research has filtered through to higher education practice. In this session, the cutting edge research on the science of learning will be discussed. A particular emphasis will be placed on the development of deep conceptual understanding. The session will conclude with a discussion about possibilities for evidence-based innovation.
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Once Reviled in Education, Wikipedia Now Embraced By Many Professors - EdSurge News


A decade ago professors complained of a growing “epidemic” in education: Wikipedia. Students were citing it in papers, while educators largel
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Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.
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Fair Open Access: returning control of scholarly journals to their communities

Fair Open Access: returning control of scholarly journals to their communities | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The problem of how we should transition to open access is now urgent. The current situation is one of exorbitant subscription journals and expensive open-access ones, and to address it requires organised action from academics. The Fair Open Access Alliance, set up to facilitate the conversion of existing subscription journals to open access, is an example of such organisation. Alex Holcombe and Mark C. Wilson outline the group’s five Fair Open Access Principles and encourage all librarians, researchers, and administrators to work together to secure agreement to cancel subscriptions and to pool funds to pay for open access infrastructure.

The problem of how the world should transition to open access is now urgent. Growth in subscription fees charged to libraries has continued rising even as open access has grown, and open access has its own costs.
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The problem of how we should transition to open access is now urgent. The current situation is one of exorbitant subscription journals and expensive open-access ones, and to address it requires organised action from academics. The Fair Open Access Alliance, set up to facilitate the conversion of existing subscription journals to open access, is an example of such organisation. Alex Holcombe and Mark C. Wilson outline the group’s five Fair Open Access Principles and encourage all librarians, researchers, and administrators to work together to secure agreement to cancel subscriptions and to pool funds to pay for open access infrastructure. The problem of how the world should transition to open access is now urgent. Growth in subscription fees charged to libraries has continued rising even as open access has grown, and open access has its own costs.
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New report shows the emerging trends of learning technology

New report shows the emerging trends of learning technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A new paper by the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning has revealed six emerging trends in the area of learning sciences and computer science, and three advancing methods to study and improve these learning designs.

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The wisdom of pedagogy and the perpetual newness of teaching

The wisdom of pedagogy and the perpetual newness of teaching | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

There is a whole teacher management literature based around the premise that teachers need to be pushed to change. Since I’m well past being a new teacher, this passage about mid-career teachers by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan leapt out at me: 

 “We focus on the first three years to get teachers going. And then we focus on the people who may sometimes prove difficult at the end. We think we can leave the people in the middle alone. If we leave them alone, though, there’s the danger that things become too easy, that they won’t stretch themselves. And then we’re headed for a worrying end, and instead of quiet ones or disenchanted ones or especially renewed ones, we find ourselves dealing with reprobates — and we created them. We need to focus more on the teachers in the middle and to keep challenging and stretching them.”


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There is a whole teacher management literature based around the premise that teachers need to be pushed to change. Since I’m well past being a new teacher, this passage about mid-career teachers by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan leapt out at me: 

 “We focus on the first three years to get teachers going. And then we focus on the people who may sometimes prove difficult at the end. We think we can leave the people in the middle alone. If we leave them alone, though, there’s the danger that things become too easy, that they won’t stretch themselves. And then we’re headed for a worrying end, and instead of quiet ones or disenchanted ones or especially renewed ones, we find ourselves dealing with reprobates — and we created them. We need to focus more on the teachers in the middle and to keep challenging and stretching them.”
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In my research, teachers told me they were ill-prepared when they began teaching. They learned by doing and from their mistakes. They gained wisdome and as one put it the ability "to stand in the middle of the storm." They reflected on what went well, what did not, and what they were going to do next.

Teaching is not static. John Dewey said we grow so we might grow again. John Caputo and David Jardine speak about "fear and trembling" as we encounter the new with each ensuing moment.
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7 Recommendations for Student Success Initiatives

Read about the takeaways from an online event hosted by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative that explored student success initiatives, particularly those
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The learning journey

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“Learners can explore material in whatever sequence they choose (although there is a recommended route) and can decide which exercises to undertake and how long to spend on them.”

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, July 24, 11:44 PM
Another great quote from Shaw.
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Blended learning: the future of higher education?

Blended learning: the future of higher education? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A growing number of colleges and universities are adopting hybrid learning models that combine brick-and-mortar teaching with online
instruction, creating flexible and timely educational models.

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Athena SWAN funding link under scrutiny in discrimination row

Athena SWAN funding link under scrutiny in discrimination row | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Four female academics embroiled in a gender discrimination dispute are reportedly under increasing pressure to accept a settlement from their university in a case that has sparked debate about the merits of linking the Athena SWAN equality charter to research funding.

The long-running dispute at the National University of Ireland, Galway has come to a head after the institution failed to achieve Athena SWAN accreditation. Universities in the Republic of Ireland must achieve recognition by the end of 2019 to continue to be eligible for funding from the Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council and the Health Research Board.
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Four female academics embroiled in a gender discrimination dispute are reportedly under increasing pressure to accept a settlement from their university in a case that has sparked debate about the merits of linking the Athena SWAN equality charter to research funding.
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How universities can save millions - start cutting from the top

How universities can save millions - start cutting from the top | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As 38 public universities face budget cuts from Education Minister Simon Birmingham where can they find their own cuts? 


 With the taxpayer salary bill for Vice Chancellors (VC) in excess of $34 million each year, the superstructure of Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVC), and Pro-Vice Chancellors (PVC) is an obvious starting point. 


 Reducing VC’s salary packages from an average $1 million per annum to only just over three times the average salary for a full professor, or about twice the salary of a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy, would still leave them a hefty salary average of $600,000, while at the same time saving the taxpayer about $12 million each year. 


 Extending these salary savings across the whole superstructure of VCs, DVCs and PVCs would readily add a further saving for the taxpayer of at least $22 million per annum.

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An interesting proposal from Emeritus Professor Ross Fitzgerald:

"With the taxpayer salary bill for Vice Chancellors (VC) in excess of $34 million each year, the superstructure of Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVC), and Pro-Vice Chancellors (PVC) is an obvious starting point. 

Reducing VC’s salary packages from an average $1 million per annum to only just over three times the average salary for a full professor, or about twice the salary of a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy, would still leave them a hefty salary average of $600,000, while at the same time saving the taxpayer about $12 million each year."
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Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning

Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Misconceptions about flipped learning can introduce error or persuade potential practitioners to avoid it entirely. This article visits some of the my
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