HERDSA Notices 20 March 2024

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* HERDSA Special Interest Group Online Engagement in Higher Education: Upcoming Event
* Call for papers for second 2025 special issue of Higher Education Research & Development
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Special Interest Group Online Engagement in Higher Education: Upcoming Event
Wed 10th Apr 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Event Description: In 2008 the Australian Computer Society commissioned Tom Worthington to design an online course in green computing. This course formed part of the Australian Computer Society’s professional development program. This was later run at the Australian National University as a masters course, and is still offered fifteen years later through Athabasca University (Canada).

The course uses a conventional text-based distance education format, with no video, and no webinars. Why? What was the rationale? This presentation shares key design principles of this unique format that has positively impacted student engagement. As a means of facilitating student engagement nudging techniques have been employed.

This HERDSA Special Interest Group, Online Engagement in Higher Education, will discuss the factors that have improved online student engagement and consider implications and applications of their own online courses, including a coordinated nudging process. This event will provide insights for those looking to adopt a nudging approach to better facilitate student engagement and learning.

Join this to see how this works, and can be applied at your institution.

Further information: https://events.humanitix.com/teaching-green-computing-online-15-years-of...


Call for papers for second 2025 special issue of Higher Education Research & Development
Manuscripts by 30 June 2024

Educating For Societal Transitions
Special Issue Editors: Stephen Marshall, Giedre Kligyte, Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Susanne Pratt, Alex Baumber

This special issue explores innovations in higher education that engage with societal transitions. We welcome scholarly contributions that engage with practices and theories that address the challenges of navigating complexity and change in these uncertain times. This call emphasises that universities cannot work in isolation but must engage collaboratively with other sectors of society. Importantly, it underscores a broader commitment to societal futures that goes beyond economic concerns, challenging the notion that the purpose of university education is to meet industry needs. What are the creative seeds of change emerging in higher education that challenge traditional university boundaries, foster partnerships with external stakeholders, and adopt a longer-term perspective



New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Understanding university failure: zero-fails, COVID-19 and commencing student outcomes at an Australian university, Neil van der Ploeg, Kelly Linden, Ben Hicks & Noelia Roman, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2315041

Graduate employability and international education: an exploration of foreign students’ experiences in China, Kun Dai & Thanh Pham, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2325155

Exploring the marking of a reflective assessment task: a collaborative autoethnography by educators navigating Indigenous allyship in higher education, Louisa Remedios, Jessica Lees, Carolyn Cracknell & Joanne Bolton, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2315045

Autoethnography as a decolonising tool: bringing identity into the classroom, Arianna Nisa-Waller & Gemma Piercy, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2307924

Perceived stress and well-being in doctoral students: effects on program satisfaction and intention to quit, Samira Feizi, Bärbel Knäuper & Frank Elgar, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2317276



In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.