HERDSA Notices 7 September 2022

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* HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Webinar
* Deakin University Survey into AI in the professional workplace
* Call for contributions - SPECIAL ISSUE 2024 Intensive modes of learning and teaching in higher education
* Learning design post the pandemic
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Webinar
Thursday 13th October 2022

The aim of the webinar is to introduce participants to the valuable HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) online learning modules. The modules introduce new scholars to the role and value of SoTL in an academic’s professional learning plan and remind experienced scholars of the process of designing and implementing a SoTL project. In the webinar, participants will be briefly guided through an overview of each of the five modules and discuss the breadth of approaches to engaging with the modules as individuals, communities of practice, and as part of formal learning and teaching accreditation programs. The modules can be accessed individually by HERDSA members, and an institutional license is available for purchase.

Presented by Associate Professor Deb Clarke, Lead author, HERDSA SoTL modules

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series

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Deakin University Survey into AI in the professional workplace
Survey Closes 18 November 2022

There is considerable hype about the increasing integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into K-12 education contexts. We are higher education researchers interested in what actually happens in practice. We’d like to hear about your experiences – or lack of experience – with AI or AI-mediated technologies in Australian schools. Sharing your experience and/or views will help better understand how new education graduates can learn to work in future AI-mediated environments. Deakin University invites you to take 15-20 minutes out of your day to complete this survey. You can, if you like, enter your details separately for a chance to win a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

Please feel free to forward the survey link to anyone that you think might be interested.

This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (HAE-21-172).

Further information: https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_1yQHdIQNSvvXZ3M

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Call for contributions - SPECIAL ISSUE 2024 Intensive modes of learning and teaching in higher education
Deadline for extended abstracts - 21st November 2022

For publication in the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice.
Guest edited by Gayani Samarawickrema, Kaye Cleary, Sally Male and Ian Solomonides

Extended abstracts are invited by 21 November 2022 on the following key areas:
• Curriculum and pedagogical choices for student learning (eg. assessment practices, their authenticity, validity and reliability, engagement of internal and external stakeholders, feedback, and the role of learning technologies in enhancing and supporting the learning experience).
• The student experience (eg. well-being issues related to study).
• Program evaluations (eg. changes to institutional governance and infrastructure, longitudinal studies of the impact on students, course design, retention, quality, and employment).
• Capability development and professional learning (eg. intentionally designed to develop and support effective teaching practice).

For further information, or to submit an extended abstract, email Gayani.Samarawickrema@vu.edu.au

Further information: The full call for papers: https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/latestnews.html

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Learning design post the pandemic

What might learning design become in the post-COVID university?

This rich chapter by Prof Sue Bennett of Wollongong University reflects on the history of learning design within the Australia context, as well as insights into how learning design might evolve in the future - https://bit.ly/Bennett_Learning_Design_Voices. This is a preprint from the forthcoming book "Learning Design Voices' and is offered with a response from Sukaina Walji https://bit.ly/Walji_Learning_Design_Voices.

Further information: https://learningdesignvoices.com/

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New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Double closet, heteronormativity, and a gay academic living with HIV in China, Le Cui, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2117279

Ambiguity and peripherality in doctoral co-supervision workload allocation, Vijay Kumar & Nave Wald, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2115984

Perceived organisational support and university students’ career exploration: the mediation role of career adaptability, Yin Ma, Dawn Bennett & Shih-Chih Chen, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2115983

The doctorate in pieces: a scoping review of research on the PhD thesis by publication, Kristin Solli & Lynn P. Nygaard, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2110575

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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.