SOTEL

Melbourne CSHE Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning research network

Introducing @helensissons

Helen is a senior lecturer in journalism at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and co-director of the Toroa Centre for Communication Research based in School of Communication Studies. She is also on the editorial board of the Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.

 

Helen has been researching the teaching of journalism since 2011 when the rise of social media was taking the practice in dramatic new directions and pedagogy needed to catch up.  Helen’s approach is a heutagogical one, encouraging students towards autonomy through authentic and experiential learning strategies such as e-portfolios, collaborative technology enhanced projects, reflective blogs and peer review.

Find out more about Helen Sissons


Introducing @mitchellkm learning designer and practitioner in blended and online learning and academic support

Kate Mitchell is a learning designer at the University of Melbourne, supporting staff to shift their practice and courses to blended and online learning delivery. She has been working in education in various contexts for two decades, including learning design, educational technology projects, secondary and vocational education teaching, and media production for education. Kate is an AITD Fellow, a founding member of the ASCILITE TELedvisors Special Interest Group and a member of the ePortfolios Australia organising committee. You can learn more about her work at her About Me page, her Digital Portfolio, or follow her on Twitter at @katevideo.


Introducing @lylegurrin teaching and research academic in biostatistics

Lyle Gurrin is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health, where he started as a Senior Lecturer in 2003. He has previously taught introductory statistics to postgraduate students in epidemiology, public health and medicine, but now concentrates on developing material for the Master of Biostatistics. This course, which trains the next generation of biostatisticians, is available both online through the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia and on campus at the University of Melbourne. The current challenge is how best to use technology to make the transition from what was an entirely online asynchronous environment to blended synchronous learning, especially how face-to-face role playing exercises involving consultant and client or statistician and research collaborator are best represented virtually instead of “in real life”.

References

Heller GZ, Forbes AB, Dear KBG, Jobling E for the BCA writing group Carlin JB, D’Este K, Dobson A, Gurrin LC, Marschner I, Moore H, Ryan P, Simpson JM. (2008). Biostatistics @ Distance: A Model for Successful Multi-Institutional Delivery. The American Statistician, 62(4), 321-328.

Simpson JM, Ryan P, Carlin JB, Gurrin LC, Marschner I for the BCA writing group. (2009). Training a new generation of biostatisticians: a successful consortium model. Journal of Statistical Education, 17(2).

Simpson JA, Forbes AB, Wolfe R, Gurrin LC, Lee KJ, Schuster T, Vukcevic D, Kasza J, Moreno-Betancur M, Zaloumis SG, DeLivera A, Nguyen CD, Karahalios A, McKenzie J, Milanzi E, Carlin JB. (2016). Upskilling the epidemiological workforce with advanced biostatistics training: the ViCBiostat Summer School. Australasian Epidemiologist, July 2016, 23(1), 26-28.

Vukcevic D, Finch S, Gurrin LC, Moreno Betancur M, Carlin JB, Gordon IR. (2021). Steering students past the “true model myth”. 10th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS), 5th – 9th July, 2021.


Introducing @atz119 researcher & practitioner in Education, Design & Business

Laurent is a multicultural entrepreneur specialising in digital strategies, education, entrepreneurial thinking and mobile technology (mainly smartphones)📱✨
He is a well-travelled educator and I lectured and supervised students in France, Japan, New Caledonia and New Zealand, as well as holding workshops, public speaking and carrying out research in several different locations around the world. Besides, I am a multiple award-winning researcher focusing on Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Technology & Education. Respectively, I was one of the co-founders of MINA [ Mobile Innovation Network Australasia | 2011-2018 ], which aimed at exploring the possibilities of interaction between people, content and mobile devices.

From 2012 to 2015, Laurent was awarded several ‘Learning and Teaching Fellowship’ grants, and remained Research Fellow at the Centre for Learning And Teaching (CfLAT) until 2020.

Laurent is about to defend his PhD focussing on #creativity #cocreation #organisationalmanagement #mobiletechnology

References

Antonczak L., Neukam, M. & Bollinger, S. (under double-blind peer review – publication expected late 2021). From industry to academia: innovative learning practices in the digital area. In: Parsons, D. & MacCallum, K. (eds) Industry Practices, Processes and Techniques Adopted in Education – Supporting innovative teaching and learning practice. Singapore: Springer.
Antonczak, L. & Burger-Helmchen, T. (2021). Being mobile: a call for collaborative innovation practices?. Information and Learning Sciences,Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-02-2020-0035
Antonczak, L. (2021). Mobile Technology: Innovative and creative practices enabling learning environments in Higher Education & Business. Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1), 29-31. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjtel.v3i1.98
Antonczak, L. (2020). Mobile technology: a new ba of work organisation?. Innovations – Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, 31(1), 11-37.

Antonczak L., Lees A. B., Cochrane T. (2019). Beyond the classroom borders: A human-based transdisciplinary collaboration enabled by technologies. The 2nd Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL) Symposium, February 14-15, Auckland.

Lees A. B., Antonczak L., Cochrane T. (2018). Transdisciplinary curriculum co-creation: new perspectives for learning enabled by technologies. The 1st Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL) Symposium, February 15-16, Auckland.


Blended Synchronous Learning Strategies to Enhance Learning and Promote Group Activities

Remote learning is hear to stay, at least for the short- to medium-term. This poses significant challenges for conducting group work activities and flipped-classroom and practical activities that aim to enhance active learning. How do we give students the University education experience in their living/bed room?

With every intention of giving students the University campus experience, I set out to conduct blended synchronous learning (BSL) classes in semester 1 for a foundational biomedical engineering subject called Mechanics for Bioengineering. On July 6th, I’ll be participating in a webinar panel discussion on strategies for BSL classrooms as part of the SoTEL bootcamp. Watch out for news and links about this panel discussion on the SoTEL website and your inboxes soon.

Find out more about Vijay Rajagopal: @vj_rajagopal & https://biomedical.eng.unimelb.edu.au/cell-structure-mechanobiology#people


@A_L_T Open Badges model

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT, UK) have been rolling out a model of awarding and distributing Open Badges that recognise active contribution to the society and membership, utilising the Open Badge Factory. Here’s an example of an Open Badge Factory Passport that displays your collection of Open Badges:

The two badges have the following descriptions:

ALT Member 2021

ALT Member Open Badge
Association for Learning Technology

 

ALT Assembly Member

ALT Assembly Member Badge
This badge is issued to ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Assembly Members who have actively participated in the committee. The ALT Assembly was established in 2019 and is the overarching committee advising the ALT Board of Trustees.

#TheNewNormal @MelbCSHE Webinar Episode 7 is now available https://doi.org/10.26188/14633442

#TheNewNormal @MelbCSHE Webinar Episode 7 is now available https://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/teaching-learning-and-assessment/the-new-normal-engaged-teaching-and-learning-webinar-series#episode7 @cdeneen212 @SiewFangLaw1 @CatManning @mjhenderson @Briansology https://doi.org/10.26188/14633442

Panellists: Associate Professor Thom Cochrane, Dr Chris Deneen, Dr Siew Fang Law, Ms Catherine Manning and special guest Professor Michael Henderson

Abstract: This episode will feature special guest Professor Michael Henderson from Monash University who will discuss with the panel the impact and best case principles of dual-delivery for face-to-face Universities such as The University of Melbourne and Monash University. As we venture back into on-campus teaching and learning for the second half of 2021 and leverage what we have learnt from the rapid move to online learning – what principles and practices can enhance the face-to-face teaching and learning experience in the future?


#TheNewNormal @MelbCSHE Webinar E7 14th May with @cdeneen212 @thomcochrane @CatManning @SiewFangLaw1 @mjhenderson

Join us for Episode 7 of The New Normal (Teaching and Learning) Webinar Series from @MelbCSHE this Friday 1pm AEST via Zoom (link on series web page).

The impact and best case principles of dual-delivery for face-to-face Universities

Friday 14 May 2021, 1pm AEST
Panellists: Associate Professor Thom Cochrane @thomcochrane Dr Chris Deneen @cdeneen212 Dr Siew Fang Law @SiewFangLaw Ms Catherine Manning @CatManning and special guest Professor Michael Henderson @mjhenderson

Abstract: This episode will feature special guest Professor Michael Henderson from Monash University who will discuss with the panel the impact and best case principles of dual-delivery for face-to-face Universities such as The University of Melbourne and Monash University. As we venture back into on-campus teaching and learning for the second half of 2021 and leverage what we have learnt from the rapid move to online learning – what principles and practices can enhance the face-to-face teaching and learning experience in the future?

 


#SoTEL Showcase #1

The first in the SoTEL Showcase series 2021 featured four best case examples of Technology Enhanced Learning from the University of Melbourne academic community. Recordings of the individual presentations and citation formats are below.

RAJAGOPAL, VIJAYARAGHAVAN; Lam, Lionel (2021): Bionic Limb Project. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/14482167.v1

 

BARBER, STUART (2021): 4DVirtualFarms. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/14482176.v1

 

GLASSER, SOLANGE; OSBORNE, MARGARET (2021): FFAM Virtual Performance Lab. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/14482170.v2

 

BUSKES, GAVIN (2021): Enhancing Online Learning Using Technology. University of Melbourne. Media. https://doi.org/10.26188/14482476.v1


Introducing Elisa Bone

Elisa is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Curriculum and Assessment – STEM, at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, where she works primarily within the FlexAP program advising academics across the University in curriculum innovation projects.

Elisa has a diverse background, with a PhD in Zoology from the University of Melbourne and experience as a production editor at CSIRO Publishing. She has worked as an instructor and researcher in the biological and ecological sciences in Australia, New Zealand and at Columbia University in the United States, as well as in education strategy at the University of Sydney. During her time in the US, she co-led a collaborative project to develop habitat assessment protocols for urban shorelines such as NY Harbor and was a senior consultant on the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (www.stemccers.com). Through this work, she gained a deep interest in using collaborative education projects to improve environmental literacy and awareness of global environmental problems, and worked with partners in the BOP project to build digital tools for shoreline biodiversity assessments.

Motivated to establish a related project in Australia, where we face similar problems with shoreline degradation, Elisa worked with local community groups and schools and built a mobile app – YourShore – in collaboration with the FAIMS group at Macquarie University that was initially slated for citizen scientists. With colleagues at Hong Kong University, the University of Johannesburg and the University of Melbourne, she has been adapting YourShore to the higher education context, with the goal to include it within a proposed digital learning ecosystem for upper undergraduate students in marine and coastal ecology at each institution.

But these projects can be difficult to get off the ground and her work to date has been as much about partnerships as it is about technology and pedagogy. To explore these ideas further, and incorporating ideas from systems thinking, risk matrices and change management, she is currently developing a predictive framework for elearning project success. More updates coming soon!

Recent related outputs:

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. Draft available at https://2020conference.ascilite.org/program/

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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100886

O’Neil, J.M., Taillie, D., Walsh, B., Dennison, W.C., Bone, E.K., Reid, D.J., Newton, R., Strayer, D.L., Boicourt, K., Birney, L.B., Janis, S., Malinowski, P. and Fisher, M. (2016). New York Harbor: Resilience in the face of four centuries of development. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8(2): 274–286. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2016.06.004

Reid, D. J., Bone, E. K., Thurman, M. A., Levinton, J. D., Newton, R. and Strayer, D. L. (2015). Development of protocols to assess the relative habitat values of urban shorelines in the New York–New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Report to the Hudson River Foundation, New York, NY, USA. Available at: http://www.harborestuary.org/aboutestuary-habitats-shorelines.html

Reid, D. J., Bone, E. K., Thurman, M. A., Levinton, J. D., Newton, R. and Strayer, D. L. (2015). Preliminary protocols for assessing habitat values of urban estuarine shorelines using colonization devices. Report to the Hudson River Foundation, New York, NY, USA. Available at: http://www.harborestuary.org/aboutestuary-habitats-shorelines.html


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