The workshops will take place on Sunday the 28th of Nov and will be held virtually this year. Please browse the pre-conference workshops below. Connect buttons will appear closer to the conference.
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How to connect
When the conference starts you will see a connect button under each heading, click the “Connect” button and you will be directed to a Zoom meeting. The button will look like this:
28/11/2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Enhancing learners’ outcomes through innovative real-time simulations
- Provide participants with insights on how real-time simulations can drive great learner outcomes across multiple
scenarios and contexts.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to try the experience first-hand.
- Provide a forum for discussion on how they might apply this innovative technology to their own teaching and learning
Rhonni Sasaki, Andre Dowsett, David Paroissien and Justin Matthies
28/11/2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Create better learning experiences.
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28/11/2021 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Creating Authentic Online Exams: From Pedagogy to Practice
The objective of the workshop is to inspire and empower academics to create online exam questions and/or formative online learning quizzes that are more authentic than multiple-choice questions (See figure 1). The workshop is led by an academic who is undertaking extensive research into the effectiveness of authentic online quizzes, who also has extensive experience designing online quizzes for university students. Participants will be guided through the design process, receiving insights on how to use the quiz function in your learning management system to create more authentic quizzes that go beyond the multiple-choice format.
As the workshop is intended to be practical, participants are encouraged to bring along ideas to workshop and develop during the session. By the end of the workshop participants will have experienced the design process together and perhaps even started to develop their own authentic online quiz.
Raechel Wight and James Wakefield
28/11/2021 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Students and Teachers Co-designing Media-rich Document Resources in an Asynchronous Virtual Personal Learning Environment
This interactive workshop will introduce a virtual personal learning environment for creating, organising, and sharing media-rich documents. This environment was developed to address issues in online education around student engagement and enabling academic staff to author their own teaching content. Its implementation was informed by design-based research undertaken from an interaction design perspective with bridging design prototypes (Gomez & Petsoglou, 2021; Gomez & Tamblyn, 2012a, 2012b; Gomez et al., 2020). Its educational foundations are drawn from the fields of study skills for academic success (Bandura, 1986), good visual design that facilitates metacognition (Kirsh, 2005), and networked learning for promoting connection between people (Goodyear, Banks, Hodgson, & McConnell, 2004; Goodyear & Steeples, 1998). The implementation of a same interface for students and teachers to use has broadened participation in the creation of resources, facilitated opportunities for interesting individual and collaborative study activities, and administrative tasks have been reduced. Inspired by the feature design, these changes in study behaviour have transformed students into co-designers of learning, and teachers into facilitators of learning. These pedagogical innovations have mainly taken place in online medical and health science higher education programs. However, these could potentially happen in other programs.
In this workshop, tertiary education practitioners and researchers will be introduced to an asynchronous virtual personal learning environment called OB3 – Beautiful Study for Lifelong Learning. It mainly focuses on the educational or learning activities of people rather than a course. It offers more autonomy than traditional learning management systems, and is particularly well suited for independent, lifelong, and self-directed styles of learning.
Since its inception back in 2010, this technology has been mostly used to enhanced learning in online medical and health science higher education in Australia and New Zealand. So far, it has deeply transformed two distance higher education programmes in Ophthalmology (Gomez & Petsoglou, 2021) and Midwifery (Daellenbach, Davies, Kensington, & Tamblyn, 2014) for almost a decade. Some novel pedagogical practices undertaken in those programmes might be of interest to technology-enhanced learning researchers using approaches for promoting active learning such as flipped classroom, blended learning, problem-based, among others (Daellenbach et al., 2014; Gomez, Daellenbach, Kensington, Davies, & Petsoglou, 2017; Gomez & Petsoglou, 2021)
Gloria Gomez and Rodney Tamblyn
28/11/2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
FeedbackFruits inspiration session: from asynchronous course design and student engagement to programmatic assessment, student data analytics and Automated Feedback with AI, will you join?
During this workshop, you can learn more about how FeedbackFruits is assisting other Australian universities with a range of digital pedagogical challenges. Of course, Self- and Peer-Assessment will be covered, but there will also also be time to explain use cases on asynchronous course design and how to engage your students around discussions with learning material when students are not on campus. Furthermore, you will see how academics can monitor student progress and learn with the FeedbackFruits LMS tool suite data dashboards and how Programmatic Assessment can be further enhanced with the range of tools that can be utilised. We will end this session with highlighting the work that FeedbackFruits is achieving together with Edtech DoTank partner Deakin University on Automated Feedback; how the process of providing feedback on student academic writing can be made easy with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Will you join us?
28/11/2021 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Wellness through Creative Practice
The purpose of this workshop is to explore creativity to experience the benefits a creative practice can have on wellbeing.
Finding ways to manage feelings and fostering opportunities to support one another, especially during our recent unpredictable times is imperative. This workshop provides a safe space where you can play and have fun while:
- exploring your creativity and producing a unique design to use in your work
- discovering what it feels like to make something
- discussing creative wellbeing and ways of introducing it in your work environment
You do not need to think of yourself as creative to attend, just an open mind and a willingness to explore.