Professional learning at your desk and beyond…

Online learning

Now that session is underway, some of you may have some time to dip into some learning and teaching professional development opportunities. Here are a few that are on the horizon…

EdTechPosium – Call for proposals

Call for papers: 19 August
Early bird registration: 30 August
Conference: 28 – 29 October
Where? ANU, Canberra

EdTechPosium is a two-day conference that is held annually in Canberra to share, network, collaborate, and learn new ideas about enhancing education through technology. It is an opportunity for university teachers and learning professionals to learn from each other and from others interested in educational technology in schools, government, private providers, libraries, museums, galleries and vocational education.

This year’s theme is Place, Purpose, Possibilities. See the website for details of the expert keynotes and the draft program.

New Transforming Assessment webinar

What? A shift from discouraging dishonesty to authentic assessment
When? 7 August
Who? Carol Miles & Keith Foggett (University of Newcastle)

This webinar addresses aspects of traditional forms of assessment that are particularly susceptible to contract cheating in both face-to-face and online environments. It is argued that these traditional assessment formats are neither valid nor reliable as measures of achievement of workplace-focused learning outcomes. A number of alternative forms of assessment will be suggested.

New coffee course open soon!

What? Developing communities of practice
When? 19-21 August
Who? Karlene Dickens and Many Tutalo (ANU)
Coures list :

Coffee courses are an easy way to learn new ideas for using technology in your teaching. Each coffee course covers a new topic in education technology, teaching online, digital tools, pedagogy, or trends in technology. It is equivalent to a one- or two-hour face-to-face training session, but is done at your own pace from your own desk.

The next course starts 19 August and looks at communities of practice. Previous courses include: