SOTEL

Melbourne CSHE Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning research network

SoTEL SYMPOSIUM 2022 – abstract submissions extended: Presenting a showcase of student learning supported by technology. February 16-18 @MelbCSHE @AUTuni @ascilite @A_L_T #SoTEL_NZ #PJTEL

The SoTEL Symposium is a showcase of student learning supported by technology. After the success over the last four years, we are excited to announce that the 5th SoTEL Symposium will be held online from the 16th, to 18th of February, 2022.

 

Abstract Submission Extended: 31 January 2022 Cost: $25/day, $75 for 3 days

 

 

The Symposium brings together educators, primarily from the secondary and tertiary sectors, to:

  • Share and demonstrate the efficacy and benefits of using digital technologies to enhance student learning;
  • Establish research clusters and communities of practice to enable like-minded people to explore, evaluate and advance the use of digital technologies in student learning environments in all disciplines;
  • Provide an annual forum for practitioners to present the results of their work to peers and other interested parties.

 

Attendance and presentation at the annual Symposium is open to all educators from the secondary and tertiary sectors, those from the vocational education and training sector, government departments, and private training organisations, including the defence forces.

 

The symposium features 6 Trendsetter/Keynotes and a presentation stream of Pecha Kucha’s with live discussion and 500 word abstracts published in the Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (PJTEL). 2021 Abstracts can be seen at https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pjtel/issue/view/5

 

 

For more info, visit: https://sotel.nz/

QR code link to SoTEL Website

@MelbCSHE Selection of #ASCILITE2021 Conference Presentations

Narayan, V., Cochrane, T., Aiello, S., Birt, J., Cowie, N., Cowling, M., Deneen, C., Goldacre, P., Alizadeh, M., Sinfield, D., Stretton, T., & Worthington, T. (2021, 29 November – 1 December). Mobile learning and socially constructed blended learning through the lens of Activity Theory. ASCILITE 2021: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia. https://doi.org/10.14742/ascilite2021.0123

Lam, L., Cochrane, T., Davey, C., John, S., Shaktivesh, S., Ganesan, S., & Rajagopal, V. (2021, 29 November – 1 December). Prototyping a transdisciplinary bioengineering curriculum development project. ASCILITE 2021: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia. https://2021conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/23_Prototyping-a-transdisciplinary-bioengineering-curriculum-development-project.pdf

Bionic Limb ASCILITE2021 Project Poster Preview
Bionic Limb ASCILITE2021 Project Poster Preview https://2021conference.ascilite.org/posters/

Cochrane, T., Narayan, V., Aiello, S., Birt, J., Cowie, N., Cowling, M., Deneen, C., Goldacre, P., Alizadeh, M., Sinfield, D., Stretton, T., & Worthington, T. (2021, 29 November – 1 December). Post Pandemic Socially Constructed Blended Synchronous Learning: Vignettes from the Mobile Learning SIG ASCILITE 2021: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia. https://doi.org/10.26188/17096882

Deneen, C., Cochrane, T., Cowling, M., Law, S.-F., Manning, C., & Martin, B. (2021, 29 November – 1 December). The new normal: Dialogues and ways forward ASCILITE 2021: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia. https://2021conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pecha-Kucha-Abstracts-2021_v4.pdf Presentation: https://doi.org/10.26188/17119133

 


@MelbCSHE SoTEL Showcase#4 Presentations

The fourth SoTEL Showcase for 2021 was held 10am-12pm (AEDT) 22nd November

https://events.unimelb.edu.au/melbourne-CSHE/event/10564-sotel-showcase-4

Showcase#4 presenters were:

  • Yvette Walker
    • UoM MEd (Research) student, “20 Days of 2020: Moving through the institutional body language of Melbourne museums in lockdown”
  • Todd Stretton
    • UoM PhD student, “The Effectiveness of Mobile Extended Reality for Critical Thinking for Healthcare Higher Education”
  • Elisa Bone
    • Senior Lecturer, MCSHE, “Examining mobile learning projects in ecology and environmental science”
  • Jason Torrens
    • Senior Lecturer Collarts, Audio Production, UoM MPhil applicant “Frameworks for teaching location-based technology disciplines in online settings”

Presentation citations and recordings are available at:

Walker, Yvette (2021): 20 Days of 2020: Moving through the institutional body language of Melbourne museums in lockdown. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/17121041

Stretton, Todd (2021): The Effectiveness of Mobile Extended Reality for Critical Thinking for Healthcare Higher Education. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/17121056

Bone, Elisa (2021): Examining mobile learning projects in ecology and environmental science. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/17121059

Torrens, Jason (2021): Frameworks for teaching location-based technology disciplines in online settings. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/17121068


SoTEL SYMPOSIUM 2022: Presenting a showcase of student learning supported by technology. February 16-18 @MelbCSHE @AUTuni @ascilite @A_L_T #SoTEL_NZ #PJTEL

The SoTEL Symposium is a showcase of student learning supported by technology. After the success over the last four years, we are excited to announce that the 5th SoTEL Symposium will be held online from the 16th, to 18th of February, 2022.

 

Abstract Earlybird: 26 November 2021 Cost: $25/day, $75 for 3 days

 

Sotel Flyer 2022 Final 

The Symposium brings together educators, primarily from the secondary and tertiary sectors, to:

  • Share and demonstrate the efficacy and benefits of using digital technologies to enhance student learning;
  • Establish research clusters and communities of practice to enable like-minded people to explore, evaluate and advance the use of digital technologies in student learning environments in all disciplines;
  • Provide an annual forum for practitioners to present the results of their work to peers and other interested parties.

 

Attendance and presentation at the annual Symposium is open to all educators from the secondary and tertiary sectors, those from the vocational education and training sector, government departments, and private training organisations, including the defence forces.

 

The symposium features 6 Trendsetter/Keynotes and a presentation stream of Pecha Kucha’s with live discussion and 500 word abstracts published in the Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (PJTEL). 2021 Abstracts can be seen at https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pjtel/issue/view/5

 

 

For more info, visit: https://sotel.nz/

QR code link to SoTEL Website


CMALT BootCamp 15-18th November: @MelbCSHE @ascilite @A_L_T

The CMALT Boot Camp explores an international Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) professional accreditation framework – the Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT). Concepts and example applications will be outlined in a pre-reading guide, an introductory Webinar, and illustrated by a Webinar panel of current CMALT holders. This will be followed by a two-day online workshop where participants will establish the outline of their own ePortfolio as critical reflective evidence for potential CMALT accreditation.

Suitable for:

Anyone interested in applying for CMALT accreditation to gain international recognition for expertise in TEL.

Register at:

https://events.unimelb.edu.au/melbourne-CSHE/event/9556-cmalt-accreditation-tel-boot-camp

Program schedule: https://telbootcamps.edublogs.org/cmalt/

The BootCamp is held over 4 days (1 -2 hours per day)

  1. Pre reading
  2. Intro webinar (Monday 15 November, 12pm-1pm AEDT)
  3. Webinar panel of expert practitioners (Tuesday 16 November, 12pm-1pm AEDT)
  4. Interactive online workshop part 1 (Wednesday 17 November, 12pm-2pm AEDT)
  5. Interactive online workshop part 2 (Thursday 18 November, 12pm-2pm AEDT)

 

Associate Professor Thomas Cochrane Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education  | 

BE, BD, GDHE, MTS, MComp (Hons), Phd (Monash), SCMALT

Melbourne CSHE | MGSE

Elisabeth Murdoch Building

The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

https://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/about/our-staff/thomas-cochrane 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0192-6118 

Twitter: @thomcochrane

 

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I work, and pay my respects to the Elders, past and present.


@MelbCSHE SoTEL Showcase #3 2021

The third SoTEL Showcase in the 2021 series (1 October 12pm-2pm AEST) features four case studies of Technology Enhanced Learning from the University of Melbourne academic community:

This webinar is part of the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning showcase series.

Presentation Recordings:

GAUNT, HEATHER; Hinkel, Rochus (2021): Presentation by Heather Gaunt and Rochus Hinkel. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/16747624.v1

 

JOHNSON, CAROL (2021): Presentation by Carol Johnson. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/16748005

 

GURRIN, LYLE (2021): Dr Lyle Gurrin, Professor of Biostatistics, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/16704964

 

HOWELL, KATE (2021): Presentation by Kate Howell. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/16748134


SCHOLARSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING (SOTEL) BOOT CAMP

SCHOLARSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING (SOTEL) BOOT CAMP

The Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL) Boot Camp provides an introduction to establishing critical reflective TEL practice research and collaborating in an open TEL education research network. Concepts and example applications are outlined in a pre-reading guide, an introductory Webinar, and illustrated by a Webinar panel of expert practitioners. This was followed by a two-day online workshop where participants explored the design and sharing of research projects that integrate TEL into their courses for their students with a focus upon enabling student generated projects and collaboration using their own mobile devices.

Suitable for:

Anyone interested in exploring reflective TEL practice research.

Program schedule:

  1. Pre reading-guide
  2. Intro webinar (Monday 20 September, 12pm-1pm)
  3. Webinar panel of expert practitioners (Tuesday 21 September, 12pm-1pm)
  4. Interactive online workshop part 1 (Wednesday 22 September, 12pm-2pm)
  5. Interactive online workshop part 2 (Thursday 23 September, 12pm-2pm)

This Boot Camp is a part of the MCSHE Technology Enhanced Learning Boot Camp series.

https://events.unimelb.edu.au/melbourne-CSHE/event/9555-scholarship-of-technology-enhanced-learning-tel

Monday Webinar: 20th Sept 12pm-1pm

Cochrane, Thomas (2021): Introduction to the Scholarship Of Technology Enhanced Learning. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/16684765.v1

Tuesday Panel: 21st Sept 12pm-1pm

Weds Workshop: Example SoTEL projects and papers: 22nd Sept 12-2pm

Thursday Workshop: 23rd Sept 12-2pm

 

Suggested readings:

Additional Reading


Examining mobile learning projects in ecology and environmental science

I’m Dr Elisa Bone – a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Melbourne CSHE. I introduced myself on this blog back in April 2021. I have a background in zoology and marine ecology and a strong interest in facilitating collaborative, authentic place-based learning in the ecological sciences. Through the recent MGSE Researcher Development Scheme, I was successful in receiving seed funding to support my project ‘Evaluating the feasibility of collaborative mobile learning systems in environmental science’.

Universities are increasingly using mobile and digital technologies in teaching and the extent of these tools has accelerated owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile technologies have the potential to provide students with opportunities for flexible and collaborative learning and are increasingly attractive to field-based environmental science and ecology disciplines. In addition, they offer the potential for allowing student cohorts from disparate locations to share their data and field experiences. Whilst this potential is exciting, there is a need to first bring together coherent systematic data describing how mobile learning technologies are being used in these disciplines, and to identify factors that may lead to their feasibility and sustainability over the longer term.

This work is part of a broader project that seeks to develop a collaborative learning systems for ecology across several universities, utilising a mobile application YourShore – developed in collaboration with the FAIMS group – as a centrepiece.

This MGSE-funded project takes a step back to examine whether these systems are operating in an institutional and pedagogical context that is conducive to their success and sustainability. The project has four broad components:

(1) A rapid systematic review of the recent literature

In this project phase, we’ll compile recent literature describing the use of mobile learning in ecology and the environmental sciences and extract and collate descriptive data on the project context (institutional, curriculum, instructor) and measures of success. Given the rapidly evolving field, conference and workshop papers will be included alongside the peer-reviewed literature. A rapid review process (sensu Cochrane rapid reviews) will be followed, using the Covidence tool to facilitate screening.

(2) Analysis of institutional documents

Strategic and curriculum documents from each of three universities involved in the broader YourShore project – the University of Melbourne, Hong Kong University, and the University of Johannesburg – will be examined using content analysis to identify areas that align with the goals of mobile learning projects, including keywords such as collaboration, teamwork, communication and digital literacy. 

(3) A survey of instructor capacity and aptitude for mobile digital learning

The TPACK (technological, pedagogical and content knowledge) frameworkWe will survey instructors in ecology, environmental science and other field-based subjects at each institution to examine how they approach integrating mobile learning and collaborative digital tools into their curriculum. This survey will be based on the TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge) framework, which aims to bring together the diverse considerations required for building educational technologies that are suited to the pedagogical purpose and the disciplinary context.

 

 

(4) Student experiences with a pilot mobile application (2022)

We will use lessons learned from the first three project phases to inform the further development of YourShore and linked learning activities and trial these within a fourth-year course at Hong Kong University in mid-2022.

With my collaborator at HKU, Associate Professor Bayden Russell, we will build a shared database for recording YourShore data and learning activities that allow students to share field data and reflections, and evaluate the utility of this pilot system by surveying student experiences. A digital learning ecosystem has the potential to facilitate the development of several broader graduate attributes, within the context of exploring coastal and estuarine ecology and human impacts on these systems.

YourShore learning ecosystem

Further reading

Bone, E.K., Greenfield, R. Williams, G.A. & Russell, B.D. (2020). Creating a digital learning ecosystem to facilitate authentic place-based learning and international collaboration – a coastal case study. Concise paper: ASCILITE 2020 Conference Proceedings.

Burt, J.A., Killilea, M.E. & Ciprut, S. (2019). Coastal urbanization and environmental change: Opportunities for collaborative education across a global network university. Regional Studies in Marine Science 26: 100501. DOI: 33Thttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100501

O’Neil, J.M., Newton, R.J., Birney, L.B, Bone, E.K., Green, A.E., Merrick, B, Goodwin-Segal, T., Moore, G., Fraoli, A., & Dennison, W.C. (2020). Using urban harbors for experiential, environmental literacy: Case studies of New York and Chesapeake Bay. Regional Studies in Marine Science 33: 100886.  33Thttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100886


Incubation seed funding for Edtech innovations

Have an innovative idea on how technology can be used to improve teaching and learning at the University? Melbourne InnovatEd can help make your idea a reality.

InnovatED offers funding of up to $25,000 and access to our collaborative and entrepreneurial community of academic, professional and industry experts.

The InnovatEd incubation program is now looking for individuals or teams with a passion to explore new opportunities and ideas at the intersection of education and technology.

Applications are now open until 5:00pm, 30 September 2021

Melbourne InnovatEd is designed to incentivise, support and drive the creation and uptake of edtech innovations within the University. Funded by Chancellery and housed within the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (FBE) InnovatEd is open to staff, students and alumni of the University. See some InnovatEd projects showcased here.


Altmetrics & Social Media: Amplifying research impact @MelbCSHE

Brief introduction on how to leverage Altmetrics and social media to amplify research impact

https://spark.adobe.com/page/VRK4xtarJVnLN/

My Page

Cochrane, T. (2020). Altmetrics and Social Media: Amplifying research impact. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13356608.v1 

Read more at:

Cochrane, T., Redmond, P., & Corrin, L. (2018, 20 July). Technology Enhanced Learning, Research Impact and Open Scholarship. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(3), i-viii. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.4640 


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