HERDSA Notices 27 March 2019

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* HERDSA Executive 2019 – 2021
* Keynote speakers for HERDSA Conference 2019
* Get ‘flipped’ before you go to HERDSA 2019 to Talk About “your” Teaching And Learning (TATAL)
* Free online seminar - Augmented & virtual reality technologies in higher education. What is possible?
* Crucial Conversations: Teaching and Learning Conference, Windsor, Canada
* Invitation to participate: Exploring the Work of Educational Design Teams through Epistemic Objects and Artefacts
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Executive 2019 – 2021

The election for the 2019 – 2021 HERDSA Executive closed on March 21st. 

Congratulations to the following candidates.

Denise Chalmers - President (University of Western Australia, WA)
Deb Clarke (Charles Sturt University, NSW)
Christy Collis (Queensland University of Technology, QLD)
Barbara Kensington-Miller (University of Auckland, NZ
Elizabeth Levin (Swinburne University of Technology, VIC)
Kogi Naidoo (Charles Sturt University, NSW)
Raj Shekhawat (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)
Katrina Strampel (Edith Cowan University, WA)
Rob Wass (Otago University, NZ)

The Executive will take office following the 2019 conference in Auckland in July.

Further information: office@herdsa.org.au


Keynote speakers for HERDSA Conference 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities
2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

We are delighted to introduce you to our keynote speakers: 

Professor Peter Felten, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University
Associate Professor Melinda Webber - Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Associate Professor Meegan Hall - Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hau, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Mātauranga Māori), Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Jane Gilbert, Faculty of Eduction, Auckland University of Technology

We have a great student panel lined up for the last day. 

Kia ora, we look forward to meeting you in Auckland. 

Further information: https://www.herdsa2019.auckland.ac.nz/speakers/


Get ‘flipped’ before you go to HERDSA 2019 to Talk About “your” Teaching And Learning (TATAL)
Online activities commence Tuesday 18th June; express your interest today @ http://bit.ly/TATAL-2019-EOI

Is it time to ‘hit the pause button’ and reflect on my teaching? Do I have a teaching philosophy? Well! TATAL might be for you. 

The 9th HERDSA TATAL workshop offers an opportunity to share, reflect and review the values and beliefs that underlie your approach to teaching and learning. We’re ‘flipping out’ in Auckland HERDSA TATAL this year. The day-long pre-conference workshop on 2nd July (with a working lunch – provided) is supported by an online pre-conference learning experience, starting 18th June. 
Following the conference, you can continue the experience with the workshop group to develop a teaching portfolio, suitable for a HERDSA Fellowship or HEA Fellowship application.

Express your interest TODAY: http://bit.ly/TATAL-2019-EOI 
Online registration opens Monday 17th June: https://www.herdsa2019.auckland.ac.nz/program/pre-conference-workshops/ 
• HERDSA conference attendees: $75 NZD
• Standalone workshop (for those who are unable to attend the HERDSA conference): $125 NZD
Online activities commence Tuesday 18th June. 
There is a maximum of 30 participants, so register early. 
For further information contact giriraj.shekhawat@aut.ac.nz

Further information: http://bit.ly/TATAL-2019-EOI


Free online seminar - Augmented & virtual reality technologies in higher education. What is possible?
10 April 2019 11am - 12pm

Mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality) technologies have the potential to engage students in new ways to visualise and experience learning. Dr James Birt, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University and a leading researcher in Australia into the design of immersive learning experiences. In this presentation, Dr Birt will describe his interest in working with this technology which originated from a passion with video gaming. Next, he will describe some example research projects that he has worked on and published. Dr Birt will also talk about the importance of a pedagogy first approach and consider when the technology is and isn’t appropriate for learning. Finally, in light of technological advances, he will discuss the future possibilities of mixed reality in relation to rich and immersive learning.

Dr James Birt is an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Sciences in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab. His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of interactive mixed reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, 3d printing, mobile) experiences assisting learning, skills acquisition and knowledge discovery. The distinctive contribution James brings to education scholarship is in digital media teaching and learning, where he received a 2014 Australian Office of Learning and Teaching citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. James utilises novel pedagogical approaches, curriculum and resources to balance the science and art predilections of his students, whilst supporting them with learning how to learn. His service to the university and wider community has formed around his experience in emerging technology, teaching and learning. Where he takes an active role in supporting learners and peers through mentorship, presentations and expert judging.

Further information: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/usq-libraries/events/2019/04/usqsalon-bir...


Crucial Conversations: Teaching and Learning Conference, Windsor, Canada
May 1-2, 2019

Dear colleagues.

We invite you to join us in Windsor, Ontario, Canada May 1-2 2019, to engage in dialogue around crucial topics in teaching and learning: https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/tlconf/register/

Themed Crucial Conversations in Teaching and Learning, participants will engage in high-stakes conversations exploring the forces driving change in the post-secondary sector, and the resulting tensions around purpose, pedagogy, curriculum, and evaluation. 

For more information about the conference, visit: https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/tlconf/.

I hope you to see you in Windsor!

Further information: https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/tlconf/


Invitation to participate: Exploring the Work of Educational Design Teams through Epistemic Objects and Artefacts

Dear Higher Education Colleagues,

Cross-disciplinary teams across Australian universities are working on various online and blended learning initiatives. However, there is little empirical research on the process of design for learning of such teams. 

I would like to invite you to participate in a research study exploring the work of education design teams through epistemic objects and artefacts (University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee Approval Project Number 2018/778). For the purposes of this study, a learning design team can be defined as a group of professionals with diverse skills and knowledge that work on course design and development. It can include, but is not limited to, educational designers, academic staff, multimedia specialists, managers and video production specialists. 

The results of the study are expected to have practical benefits to team members and provide valuable suggestions and information for your daily practice. In addition, you may benefit from having an opportunity to reflect on your practice. I will also be able to present you with a summary of study results, in a format that may be helpful to you and your team (e.g. in a meeting, written summary, etc.); and provide additional relevant suggestions drawing on my extensive experience working as a leader of educational design teams.

If you are managing an education design team, or a member of a team and would like to participate in this study, please contact me for further information. Please note that taking part in this study is voluntary. 

Many thanks for your interest in this study! 

Further information: Jenny Pesina, Master of Education (Research) candidate, University of Sydney, epes2854@uni.sydney.edu.au.


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

A proposed framework and tool for non-economic research impact measurement, Vincent Mitchell, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1590319

‘I wouldn’t have been culturally safe’: health science students’ experiences of transformative learning within Indigenous Studies, Jonathan Bullen & Lynne Roberts, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1586843

Pains and gains of working in Chinese universities: an academic returnee's journey, Bin Ai, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1590320

All this and more on the Higher Education Research and Development twitter feed at https://twitter.com/HERDJournal