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Assessment, Review & Transformation – ART 2015 Coming Soon…

By Lyn Marks 14 March 2013 Teaching & Learning No Comments »

ART 2015 is one of the key initiatives in the Transforming Learning @ Curtin strategic program.

It is intended that ART (Assessment, Review and Transformation) will become the unifying process through which a number of transformational projects will be delivered. Essentially ART draws together three broad project areas: that of Assessment, Curriculum Review, and Transformation of learning (through the development of engaging and converged learning experiences and the identification of new on-line markets). Read more…

Launch of Transforming Learning @ Curtin

By Lyn Marks 22 February 2013 Teaching & Learning No Comments »

Yesterday, with the help of some fantastic innovators in our Faculties we launched the Transforming Learning @ Curtin program.

The launch event was an opportunity to showcase and celebrate some great examples of innovation in teaching and learning at Curtin, which we can learn from and build upon. It was also the first stage in communicating about this exciting period of transformation.

During the launch we considered the following key questions:

  1. Why Must We Transform?
  2. Our Vision: What Should We Become?
  3. How Do We Transform?
  4. How Will We Know We’ve Been Successful?
  5. What Does This Mean for Us at Curtin?

The session was web cast live using a new functionality of ilecture and we were joined by people in Singapore, Melbourne and Kalgoorlie, as well as Perth.  I found the live interactive chat very valuable in helping to guide the session and it allowed some great questions from afar.  For people who did join via web cast, Martin Hill and I are keen to receive feedback on your experience. View the recording of the iLecture session.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be sharing more information about particular initiatives and communication channels.  I encourage your engagement in this really exciting and crucial time at Curtin and look forward to receiving your comments and feedback, either using the comments function below, or via email direct to me.

Professor Jill Downie
Deputy Vice Chancellor-Education

Teaching and Learning@Curtin Launch Invitation

By Lyn Marks 19 February 2013 Teaching & Learning No Comments »

Dear Colleagues

The higher education sector internationally is in the midst of great change.  In order to ensure Curtin remains competitive and relevant we need to rethink teaching & learning.

Please join me and a panel of Faculty experts as we discuss the drivers of change in higher education, the exciting future of teaching & learning at Curtin, and a number of innovative initiatives already in place in our Faculties.

The launch of Transforming Learning @ Curtin will be held:

Thursday 21 February

1030 – 1200

Lance Twomey Lecture Theatre (408:1019)

This event will also be streamed live for those not at Bentley Campus. Please log in to ilecture using this [link] at 1030 to view the session, participate via the interactive chat function (and give us feedback on your experience). As usual the iLecture recording will also be available subsequent to the event.

I encourage you to attend this session and look forward to your contributions as we all work towards Transforming Learning @ Curtin.

Professor Jill Downie

Invitation from the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education

By Lyn Marks 8 February 2013 Teaching & Learning No Comments »

During February we are consulting widely across the University on the Educational Technology Strategy, the proposed MOOCS position for Curtin and other strategic initiatives which will all contribute to the transformation of the educational landscape at Curtin.

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Introduction from the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education

By Lyn Marks 7 February 2013 Teaching & Learning No Comments »

2012 has been called “The Year of the MOOC”.[1] Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been the subject of much discussion at universities and colleges around the world. While the future remains unknown, it is clear that MOOCs and MOOC tools, techniques, and approaches are impacting the ways in which learners access educational material as well as the ways in which tertiary education institutions deliver their offerings.

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Curtin University MOOCs: Thinking, Content, Platform, Partnerships

By Lyn Marks 7 February 2013 Teaching & Learning 6 Comments »

In response to the proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from institutions around the world, Curtin is taking a strategic approach to defining our position and an appropriate course of action.

What are MOOCs?

As the name suggests, MOOCs are Courses (or units in the Australian taxonomy), that are Open to anyone, delivered via the Internet or Online, and have the capacity to be Massive by reaching an unlimited number of learners.

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Introduction from the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education

By Lyn Marks 24 January 2013 Teaching & Learning 2 Comments »

Curtin University is entering a period of great change with a vision for transformation of the educational landscape.  I am very keen to ensure that all University staff have access to information about work occurring in this exciting area as we work towards Transforming Learning @ Curtin.

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Educational Technology Strategy

By Lyn Marks 24 January 2013 Teaching & Learning 1 Comment »

The tertiary education sector is in the midst of transformative change. Student demand for more flexibility in learning experiences challenges the traditional model of lecture-intensive, campus-based education. As technology makes knowledge accessible anywhere, anytime at low or no cost, Curtin needs to rethink teaching and learning in relation to its key clients (students and employers), and with respect to the competitive environment in which we now operate.

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Curtin Converged: a new model of teaching and learning

By Lyn Marks 24 January 2013 Teaching & Learning 1 Comment »

Curtin Converged

Curtin Converged is a new model of teaching and learning for Curtin.  It encompasses four key elements, of which one or more will be incorporated into all of Curtin’s courses. Transforming Learning @ Curtin includes combinations of synchronous and asynchronous, campus-based, online, distributed, simulation and massive open online course (MOOC).

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MOOCs: Curtin’s strategic position

By Lyn Marks 24 January 2013 Teaching & Learning 2 Comments »

MOOCs

In response to the proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from institutions around the world, Curtin is taking a strategic approach to defining its position and determining an appropriate course of action. Over the next few newsletters, more information about Curtin’s MOOC position will be presented for discussion.

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