CAP - CASS Innovation in Teaching Showcase

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We are delighted to welcome you to a joint initiative of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences: the CAP/CASS Innovation in Teaching Showcase, 2018.

The CAP/CASS - Innovation in Teaching Showcase is a collaborative event between both of our Colleges and is a forum for exploration of a variety of academic ideas, stimulating panel discussions and workshops, and a practical showcase of some of the innovative technologies used in both of our Colleges’ course work.

Our Colleges are undertaking this year’s Showcase to highlight the innovative uses of technologies in our teaching, to celebrate the great achievements of 2018 with our language courses which are being taught online, and to facilitate further professional development and discussion in order to benefit the pedagogical practices of our staff, which will, in turn, be of subsequent benefit to our students.

We will be having presentations on such topics as:

  • Online Lecturing and Online Language teaching
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • and demonstrations of a number of different educational software

The School of Music and School of Art and Design presentations will demonstrate the vibrant and stimulating curriculum which is currently being undertaken in these schools, which nurture and develop our talented students to reach their maximum potential. The School of Music will be highlighting the composition and recording opportunities which are now available at ANU.

There will also be a focus on the technologies used in a range of courses, including the Online teaching of Languages from our neighbouring countries in the Asia and Pacific regions. Our Colleges are undertaking a number of projects in Online Language courses, and in 2019 ANU will be launching the first fully Online Language course in Tok Pisin (one of the most widely used languages of the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea).

Thank you for attending this event. We welcome you to the ANU, and trust that you will gain many valuable insights, observations and experiences from your participation in this year’s Showcase.

 

Professor Michael Wesley

Professor Rae Frances

Dean,

Dean,

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Digital enabled learning in higher education: leading practices and future scenarios

This presentation will begin with an exploration of best practice in digital enabled learning in face to face, blended and online higher education contexts. The ways in which digital technologies have been able to support evidence based learning and teaching practices, and have afforded responses to the evolving needs and expectations of contemporary students, will be a particular focus. The unexpected consequences of ubiquitous access to mobile social media will also be explored. The presentation will then explore ways in which market oriented policies and competitive pressures might disrupt the future landscape, particularly by triggering the unbundling of higher education products and services. A future scenario will be explored where students choose between universities and competing commercial providers for each aspect of their learning experience, where learning is situated in polysynchronous and augmented reality environments, and where emergent learning products harness the capabilities of artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning technologies. The impact of such a scenario on university business models and academic career paths will also be touched upon.

 

Engaging 21st Century learners using digital devices: a story about thinking smarter

This presentation focuses on how best to engage 21st Century learners using hand-held devices, such as smart phones in providing student feedback, advice about curriculum content and assignment guidance. It shows how voice memo, video capture and LMS can be used as effective tools to enhance student learning and self-direction.

 

Register for Day 1 showcase

   
Date & Time Presenter Description Video

Tuesday 4th September Hedley Bull Auditorium

9.30am – 9.45am

Professor Michael WesleyProfessor Rae Frances

Welcome to the Innovation in Teaching Showcase

 
9.45am – 10.45am

Keynote – Professor Barney Dalgarno, Director of Learning Online. Charles Sturt University

Digital enabled learning in higher education: leading practices and future scenarios

This presentation will begin with an exploration of best practice in digital enabled learning in face to face, blended and online higher education contexts. The ways in which digital technologies have been able to support evidence based learning and teaching practices, and have afforded responses to the evolving needs and expectations of contemporary students and the unexpected consequences of ubiquitous access to mobile social media will also be explored.

10.45am – 11.15am

Dr Diane Philips – Senior Lecturer Faculty of Business, Government & Law University of Canberra and Rohan Reece, Guest Lecturer, University of Canberra.

21st Century Brain: HI to AI and Managing the Space In Between

My teaching and research is driven by my philosophy as a critical theorist. I contribute to the University of Canberra as a researcher and educator in the discipline of management, in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and change management.  I also facilitate research; my research is focused on organisational/ institutional power. Robotics, artificial intelligence and automation management is my teaching focus for 2018 and beyond. Integrating the future of work into teaching and engagement for business and management students.

11.15am – 11.30am

Morning Tea Hedley Bull Auditorium

11.30am – 12pm

Jessica Genauer – Teaching international relations through conflict negotiations: A simulation of the Syrian civil conflict

Teaching international relations through conflict negotiations: A simulation of the Syrian civil conflict

Jessica Genauer is a doctoral candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations. She assisted Dr Richard Frank in designing and implementing simulated peace negotiations focused on the Syrian civil conflict, in an introductory International Relations course with 500+ students, running over the last two years.

12pm – 1pm

Keynote Dr Iain Hay, Director, Professional Learning and Engagement, Academic Director, Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education, Macquarie University

Engaging 21st Century learners using digital devices: a story about thinking smarter

This presentation focuses on how best to engage 21st Century learners using hand-held devices, such as smart phones in providing student feedback, advice about curriculum content and assignment guidance. It shows how voice memo, video capture and LMS can be used as effective tools to enhance student learning and self-direction.

1pm – 2pm Lunch Break

 

2pm – 3pm Panel Discussion

Facilitator: Deborah Veness

Panel Members:

  • Professor Grady Venville 
  • Professor Michael Martin 
  • Dr Susanna Scarparo 
  • Dr Lee Partridge 

‘Recognition and Accreditation of University Teachers’

What kind of formal accreditation might be required for university teachers, over and above a PhD? Is it enough to recognise the teaching capabilities of individuals through the promotion process? How might fellowships such as those offered by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or the professional association Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) contribute? Four experts discuss the current landscape of recognition and accreditation for university teachers.

 

3pm – 5pm

Dr Robert Kennelly

Talking About Teaching and Learning – TATALing the HERDSA way

An accidental ‘marriage’ of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) teaching excellence initiative, a local Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australaisa (HERDSA) branch goal and two passionate teachers, brought about the conception of TATAL (Talking About Teaching And Learning). TATAL was designed as a program of workshops to facilitate cohorts of reflective practitioners to meet regularly to enhance their teaching and the learning of their students through the development of a teaching philosophy statement and a teaching portfolio.

 

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Register for School of Music sessions

Register for School of Art & Design Tour

Date & Time Presenter Description

Wednesday 5th September 2018 Music sessions held at Pro Tools Laboratory, Level 5, ANU School of Music

9.30am – 10.45am

Dr Kim Cunio, Dr Christopher Sainsbury, Dr Bonnie McConnell

From Traditional to Technology: Composing Music in the Digital Age.

At the ANU School of Music students and staff explore a conscious reimagining of what music is in the digital age. Students work to master both the old and the new concurrently with an emphasis on transferrable skills and deep understandings. This lab based interactive workshop showcases the methods of teaching in the School of Music, where students realise their musical ideas extremely quickly in both traditional forms and screen based music.

This session also presents an introduction to new and important coursework which is being undertaken at the School. Indigenous Culture, History and Contemporary Issues through Music are taught in a new course at the ANU School of Music where students investigate our Indigenous culture, history and contemporary issues through contemporary Indigenous music. This innovative and ground breaking approach to education speaks to the concept of developing in students an attitude and capacity for sustained living relationships with our Indigenous peoples, in both students later music careers and their whole lives.

The following presentations will be held in the Ethel Tory Centre, Baldessin Building, ANU.

11.00am – 11.30am

Associate Professor Mitchell Whitelaw and Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe - ANU School of Art and Design

Design Fiction

This session reports on the development, delivery and outcomes of a highly conceptual design course entitled “Design Fiction: speculative and critical design”. The course involved students engaging with external experts and organisations, and wrestling with wicked design problems of environment and sustainability. Through an iterative process of research, analysis, ideation and creative production, the students produced design works that are confronting, poetic, whimsical and thought provoking.

11.30am – 12pm

Caroline Hendy

Kriol Presentation – “Tight Budget Big Dreams”

Creating an online language course with limited resources. As part of her undergraduate studies at ANU, Caroline has been working with the Ngukurr Language Centre and ANU staff to develop an online course teaching the Australian language Kriol. She will be presenting her progress and findings from her literature review of online language pedagogy.

12 pm – 12.30pm

Jenny Homerang

Pacific Language Course Developer

Tok Pisin - This Papua New Guinean Language is to be taught online in 2019. This presentation discusses the lingua franca language of Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin – and the journey of the CAP Online Language course development teams’ work in bringing one of the most widely spoken languages of PNG to the online teaching environment.

12.30pm – 1.00pm

Dr John Debs and Dr Tim Brown

Virtual Reality

Dr John Deb’s is focussed on innovation in physics education. He convenes the first-year ANU course, “Foundations of Physics” where students are taught to “think like a physicist”. The approach is heavily interactive with students learning by doing. This approach led to him successfully lobbying for support to setup the ANU MakerSpace – a place on campus for staff and student to build/make things and learn from one another. He has been involved in innovative learning-space design, and more recently begun exploring Virtual Reality as a tool for education, developing playgrounds that allow student to explore magnetic and electric fields.

Dr Timothy Brown

From inside a plant cell to watching roots grow to 3D forests, VR/AR has the potential to radically transform education. Since 2013, Dr. Brown has been developing innovative tools for data visualization and teaching using VR. Current projects include a Virtual model of the National Arboretum and collaborations with the NCI VisLab to build tools for viewing time-series 3D point cloud and X-Ray CT data in VR.

1.10pm – 1.50pm

Dr Rohan Nicol, Deputy Head of School of Art and Design

Ideas, strategies and techniques used in various Art and Design courses

Rohan will take a walking tour through the ANU School of Art and Design, a vibrant and creative community who inspire and enrich the creative journey of their students. On this tour of the teaching spaces, Rohan will present and explore the various ideas, strategies and techniques used in the Art and Design courses

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Dr Peter Friedlander

Teaching Hindi through comics: visual languages in language learning

Peter Friedlander is the Convenor for Hindi and Indian Studies at ANU. He has been developing comics for teaching Hindi which are now used in the ANU on campus and online Hindi program. He is interested in how teaching using visual materials gives learners new ways to learn pragmatic language use in context.

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Dr Fan Shengyu

Technology for Teaching Translation

Technology for Teaching Translation: CHIN3041/6041 Chinese-English Translation With the help of a VC Teaching Enhancement Grant in 2016, I started experimenting apps and on line tools in teaching translation. Such experiments are timely opportunities for me to reflect on my own teaching as well as for students to learn to cooperate and help each other.

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Ms. Timothea Turnbull

Teaching with Zero Classrooms

Intensive courses taught in the field present a variety of fun challenges to overcome, from designing an online learning space to thinking creatively about assessments to be done on the-go. Based on this year’s IARU intensive course on Australian foreign policy, this presentation will outline six design principles to help build an enriching virtual learning environment. Spoiler alert: this presentation will feature photos and funny anecdotes.

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Dr Sarah Milne

Innovative uses of technologies in teaching and assessment

This presentation reflects on early experiences with a range of tools such as Wikis and Podcasts in course assessment work.

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Dr Duncan Wright and Joelle Le

Game Simulation in Archaeology

The Volga Exploration project is a collaboration between an academic and the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Student Education Office (SEO). The Project aims at enhancing the student experience through an online interactive short course inspired from real life archaeological expeditions. Students take on the roles of freelance archaeologists and learn to collaborate in groups to make excavations, request for analysis of the artefacts they uncover and compile information into mini research papers. The whole experience relies on the positive participation of the students.

CASS/CAP Showcase DAY 1 location

CASS/CAP Showcase DAY 2 location

CASS/CAP DAY 2 - School of Art and Design Tour

CASS/CAP DAY 2 - School of Music Session location

 

For information and Enquiries contact Steven Mottlee: Steven.Mottlee@anu.edu.au

 

CAP - CASS Innovation in Teaching Showcase Organising Committee
 

Frederick Chew

Joelle Le

Steven Mottlee

Grazia Scotellaro

Deborah Veness

 

 

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