Designing for learning with technology

Professional development programs for staff

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

Upcoming events

Past events

Session tImetable

DateTime Seminar name
Thursday 2 August 10am-12pm Learning design
Friday 3 August 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Tuesday 14 August 2-4pm The flipped classroom
Monday 27 August 12.15-1.15pm Using blogs for reflective writing
Wednesday 29 August 2-4pm Feedback and assessment
Monday 3 September 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Wednesday 12 September 2-4pm Using video in teaching
Friday 14 September 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Wednesday 19 September 1:30-2:30 pm Creating and linking web forms to the LMS
Monday 24 September 1-2pm Beginning mobile app development
Friday 5 October 1-2pm Immersive learning with virtual reality
Tuesday 9 October 12.15-1.15pm Padletry: Designing collaborative activities for engaged learning
Friday 12 October 2-4pm Using learning analytics in teaching
Friday 2 November 9.15am-4pm Video storytelling with iPads
Friday 9 November 12.15-1.15pm Making large lectures more interactive
Monday 12 November12.30-2pm Presenting to camera
Monday 3 December 12.30-2pm Presenting to camera

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

Please get in touch if you are interested in organising an on-site event for your department.

These sessions are available to University of Melbourne staff only

Program categories

We identified three program categories as part of the development process for this program. Each one of the sessions or workshops we provide sits within one of these. Expand the items in the accordion below for an overview.

  • Theory, research and practice workshops

    These ‘hands-on’ workshops delivered by Learning Environments 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
    • 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.

  • 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 Learning Environments 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!