Workshops

We’ve set aside a significant part of the symposium to run ‘hands on’ elective workshops (70 mins each) to provide you with an opportunity to acquire new or enhanced L&T skills and/or resources from our keynote speakers, colleagues in the divisions and fellow BJBS academics. With the exception of workshops run by our keynote speakers and different workshops on NORFOLK (for different levels of users), all other workshops are being offered on both Thursday 6th April (starting at 3.00pm) and Friday 7th April (starting at 11.20am), giving you a choice of 9 workshops on each day.

Sign-up for your two preferred workshops

As numbers are limited for some workshops and some require a small amount of preparation, once you’ve read the below information, please sign up for your two workshops by clicking the link here. If you change your mind, just click on the link again and make your adjustments.

Workshop Title Workshop Description Facilitator

Transforming static assessment tasks

SESSION NOW FULL

This workshop is only offered on Thursday 6th April.Participants in this workshop will be provided with a ‘static, content-based assessment task’ and work with colleagues to develop a more engaging task that facilitates a more meaningful response from students. Geoff Crisp (PVC Education, UNSW)

Integrating Indigenous content into my subject

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This workshop is only offered on Friday 7th April.  A hands-on, interactive workshop wherein the principles discussed in Jay’s main presentation will be applied to outlines of subjects identified for integrating of Indigenous Australian content.

Pre-workshop preparation: send your subject outline to Jay Phillips by 28 March.

Jay Phillips (Head, School of Indigenous Australian Studies)

 

Adaptive Learning with Smart Sparrow

This workshop will outline adaptive learning in the online environment, alongside a showcase of rich, interactive and adaptive courseware built in Smart Sparrow. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the platform, and collaborate on a storyboard which is the first stage in building a Smart Sparrow lesson.

Pre-workshop preparation: create a free account on Smart Sparrow at: https://www.smartsparrow.com/

Nathan Miles (Adaptive Learning and Teaching)

 

Creating engaging video resources

THURSDAY SESSION NOW FULL

This workshop will give a practical overview of some tips, tricks and techniques specific to video production, ensuring your videos are engaging and hassle-free to produce.   We will outline important tips for producing your own videos and those with media services and consider options for screen capture that align with your learning and teaching goals.  The session will include time to apply these ideas as you experiment with your own video production.

Pre-workshop preparation: You’ll need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Michelle Wilkinson (Wired 4 Teaching)

Discovering things about student engagement: Analytics in action

FRIDAY SESSION NOW FULL

In their endeavours to keep students on track, especially during the early commencement phase of a session, the question often asked by online teaching staff is, “How can I quickly discover who is or isn’t engaging in subject study?” This workshop takes a practical approach that presents participants with a few immediate and simple ways of effectively gauging student engagement in subject sites, using the native features already available within our Interact2 learning management system.

Pre-workshop preparation: You’ll need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Stewart McKinney & Michael Lea (Adaptive Learning and Teaching)
Now streaming in the Library: video resources and ebooks This hands-on workshop introduces you to some of the online Library resources that can support student engagement in your subjects. You will explore and discover:

  • how to locate and embed video resources relevant to your subject,
  • tips for enhancing your teaching with eBooks,
  • the extensive range of ebook models, and
  • how you can suggest new Library purchases.

Pre-workshop preparation: think about what sort of topics or subjects you might like to search for in the workshop. You’ll also need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Annette Goodwin, Karthik Babu & Carole Gerts (Division of Library Services)
Moderation: valid, fair and consistent

In this workshop, you will undertake the during and post-delivery moderation processes in the Online Moderation System, using worked examples, and produce quality descriptions and comments on their rigour and validity.

Pre-workshop preparation: resources to support your understanding of the processes and their appropriate use in assessment can be found at the moderation page on the Faculty’s L&T wiki. You’ll also need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Deb Murdoch & Ellen McIntyre (QLT Assessment Leads)
Expanding the on campus classroom: a chance to play with ideas and technologies that can change what students do in your class

This hands on workshop offers participants a chance to try out a range of strategies, tactics and technologies that can be used within, as well as either side of On Campus classes to connect students with each other, with key concepts and issues, and with you. We’ll try things out together, create things together, and design activities for use in your own teaching.

Pre-workshop preparation: You’ll need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Carole Hunter (QLT Online Lead)
Ask your ALLaN Great conversations with your Academic Literacy, Learning and Numeracy (ALLaN) Faculty Liaison can lead to celebrated ideas and actions. We can take the pressure of ‘student needs’ off your shoulders by offering you a workshop that will:

  • provide you with invaluable resources to help your students help themselves,
  • help you identify students at risk,
  • clarify assessment tasks and marking rubrics,
  • assist you in reducing attrition, and
  • aid you in referring your students for assistance.

Pre-workshop preparation: You’ll need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully. And, if you have one, bring along an assessment task or marking rubric that needs work.

Lesley Camilleri & Chris Hinton (Faculty ALLaN Liaison)
NORFOLK for beginners This workshop is only offered on Thursday 6th April. NORFOLK is an add-in for Microsoft Word which consists of a collection of tools used to assist in paperless marking. Come along and learn how to:

  • find and install NORFOLK
  • add a marking sheet to your assignment
  • create comments that you can reuse
  • insert rubrics into your assignments
  • upload to EASTS

Pre-workshop preparation: You’ll need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Sam Parker (Learning Technologies)

NORFOLK for more advanced users, a look at NORFOLK4

 

This workshop is only offered on Friday 7th April. Come along and learn about the new features of NORFOLK, and how to manage multiple markers.

Pre-workshop preparation: This session is for academics who have used previous versions of NORFOLK. You’ll need a laptop, tablet or mobile device to participate fully.

Sam Parker (Learning Technologies)