Sub Dean TOL Update

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TOL Update

Welcome and Happy New Year. Our TOL team were back on deck early in 2019 to finalise their work on subjects scheduled to run in 201930. We are currently adding the finishing touches to about 30 subjects, and these will be fully complete by early February. In addition, the next version of the Study Planner is due for release very soon. This version will be added to the Interact2 sites of TOL subjects, allowing academics to offer a flexible submission option on selected assessments. I will shortly be distributing an information sheet on the key features of the Study Planner to relevant staff.

TOL Flexible Strategies Pilot Evaluation

In other news, Dr Sarah Hyde has completed her comprehensive evaluation of the TOL Flexible Strategies Pilot. Summary and full report are available here.

TOL Video Presentation

For those still wondering what TOL is about, the following video gives a brief overview of both the rationale and key features. Check it out!

TOL Communications

Both Jay Cohen and I will be presenting on TOL to a number of upcoming School Boards and workshops. This includes a presentation to the School of Computing and Maths in Goulburn on Thursday 31st January, the School of Accounting and Finance in Canberra in February, and the Management and Marketing School Board on Wednesday February 13th. If you would like us to present to your School of Division, either in-person or through video conference, please get in touch.

Staffing Update

In staffing news, there were a number of new appointments in December, including Helen Gorman (Digital Technologist), Stephanie Turner (Digital Technologist) and Alan Guo (Online Resource Developer). We are also pleased to welcome our 2019 TOL Librarians, Annette Goodwin and Kylie Clarkson, to the team.

What’s Next

We are currently identifying the TOL subjects that will be worked on during the 201930 session. A final list will be made available in the next BJBS update, along with some more information on the process for carrying out this work. Until then, take care.

Jason