Designing for learning with technology

Professional development programs for staff

Learning Environments and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education jointly offer the following professional development opportunities. Sessions will provide a diverse range of topics covering the use of learning technologies in teaching.


Theory, research and practice workshops - enrolments now open

These ‘hands-on’ workshops delivered by LE and MCSHE staff provide participants with an overview of the:

• Theoretical basis for using digital technologies in teaching and learning;
• Supporting evidence and teaching case studies from research; and
• Activities, strategies and tips for practice.

Each workshop focuses on a key topic related to designing for learning with technology.
Participants will be able to work on their ideas and current projects in these workshops to build relevant and useful examples in their own disciplinary context.

Enrolments for these workshops are free, and can be made through each workshop page shown below.


Practical pedagogy sessions

The practical pedagogy sessions provide an opportunity for academic, professional and Learning Environments staff to showcase tools and methods used in teaching and learning with technology.

These sessions have been developed to demonstrate innovative pedagogical tools in practice, as well as create opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

Participants attending these sessions will:

• Learn how to put new ideas into practice
• See examples of practical applications
• Share feedback about their experiences and learn from those shared by others
• Explore opportunities for collaboration.


Masterclasses

These masterclasses have been developed as short intensive sessions, focusing on new tools, activities or ideas to inspire and extend the possibilities of teaching with digital and media technologies.

These are ‘hands-on’, practical demonstrations using example case studies. The classes will be delivered by experienced LE staff using a problem based ‘see one, do one’ approach. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples or projects for a more relevant experience!


2018 session timetable

Date Seminar name
April
Friday 13, 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Friday 20, 2-4pm Learning design
Monday 23, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Thursday 26, 12.15-1.15pm Padletry - designing collaborative activities for engaged learning
May
Tuesday 1, 2:14-4pm The flipped classroom
Thursday 17, 10am-12pm Feedback and assessment
Tuesday 29, 2-4pm Using video in teaching
Wednesday 30, 12.15-1.15pm Designing a peer review assessment task
June
Monday 4, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Tuesday 12, 2-4pm Using learning analytics in teaching
Wednesday 13, 2-4pm Using video in teaching
Friday 29, 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Friday 29, 12.15-1.15pm Creating and using rubrics for assessment
July
Friday 6, 1-2pm Immersive learning with virtual reality
Wednesday 11, 12.15-1.15pm Reviewing and interpreting student activity and assessment data
August
Thursday 2, 10am-12pm Learning design
Friday 3, 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Tuesday 14, 2-4pm The flipped classroom
Monday 27, 12.15-1.15pm Using blogs for reflective writing
Wednesday 29, 10am-12pm Feedback and assessment
September
Monday 3, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Wednesday 12, 2-4pm Using video in teaching
Friday 14, 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Monday 17, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Wednesday 19, 1:30-2:30 pm Creating and linking web forms to the LMS
Monday 24, 1-2pm Beginning mobile app development
October
Friday 5, 1-2pm Immersive learning with virtual reality
Monday 8, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Tuesday 9, 12.15-1.15pm Padletry - designing collaborative activities for engaged learning
Friday 12, 10am-12pm Using learning analytics in teaching
November
Friday 2, 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Friday 9, 12.15-1.15pm Making large lectures more interactive
Monday 12, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
December
Monday 3, 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera

Don’t forget to check this schedule regularly as more sessions may be added throughout the year.

*Please note that these sessions are available to University of Melbourne staff only

Please get in touch via our support centre below if you are interested in organising an on-site event for your department.


Learning Environments support centre