Draft program in development – subject to change
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Concurrent workshops
The Activity-Centred Analysis and Design framework – learning to connect theory, design and practice
Lucila Carvalho, Pippa Yeoman & Jenny Green
The Activity-Centred Analysis and Design framework has been used to analyse and design a broad range of complex learning situations in universities, schools, museums, and informal settings. This workshop is an invitation to practically engage in innovative educational design, considering how an assemblage of elements – learning tasks, digital and material resources, and people – can be brought together to support productive learning activity. Participants will discuss the application of pedagogical concepts using a set of cards that were specifically created to prompt conversations about design for learning. Working in groups, participants will consider how their design choices align across scale levels, accommodate socio-cultural and socio-material approaches to learning, and support connection, collaboration and choice across diverse cohorts. The face-to-face half-day workshop will introduce participants to core ideas of the ACAD framework and wireframe, and a series of hands-on design challenges.
From didactic to interactive – enhancing the student experience through innovative approaches
Enosh Yeboah, Sunprit Singh, Benedicte Rokvic, Stacey Petersen, Rachael Lowe, Andrew Brock
Participants will explore ways to deliver content that allows students to interact and engage in different ways to aid their overall learning journey. The facilitators will showcase this innovative approach to engagement through the use of asynchronous interventions involving, collaboration, feedback and self-assessment. Participants will then be challenged to creatively align interactive learning tools through storyboarding techniques
Design Patterns for Connected Learning at Scale
Stephanie Wilson, Andrew Cram, Jessica Tyrrell, Dewa Wardak
Design patterns make hidden knowledge explicit and shareable. They are a tool to reflect on and communicate practical educational strategies for solving recurring problems. In this workshop we will explore and share educational design patterns for connected learning at scale that use educational technology to help students build connections with educators, peers and purpose. Participants will engage in object-based learning at the Chau Chak Wing Museum to consider and reflect on the nature of patterns and discuss how patterns are present in their educational work. After collectively identifying educational challenges related to ‘problems of scale’ in teaching and learning practice, we will use a design pattern template to discuss and capture potential technology-enabled solutions to challenges relevant to individual participants’ contexts. To support this process, existing design patterns from the University of Sydney Business School’s Connected Learning at Scale Project will be shared and discussed, with participant feedback contributing to the further shaping and improvement of these ‘live’ patterns.
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Concurrent workshops
Cats, Coffee, Canberra: Course Design Principles for E-learning
Vinuri Wijedasa, Bruna Contro Pretero
The rapid shift to online and blended modes during the COVID-19 pandemic era resulted in the adoption of digital tools and the development of online resources at an unprecedented scale. However, limitations in time, resources, and learning design or online education experience meant that resources developed were not always fit for purpose or constructively aligned. After designing online modules with teaching staff and students over the past several years, we identified a gap in the knowledge of pedagogical and design principles as they apply to e-learning. This workshop will bridge this gap by providing a step-by-step guide for developing effective e-learning courses. We will explore key considerations and practical strategies and share best practice examples from our own projects. Participants will practice these skills in hands-on activities while storyboarding and designing their own e-learning resource. The workshop is aimed at tertiary educators and developers new to e-learning and those with some experience who wish to upskill in this area.
Nurturing relationship-rich practices
Kelly Matthews and Peter Felten
Relationships matter - those interactions that connect students with each other, teachers and broader communities for the purpose of learning, being and becoming. Technology can be a vital part of relational teaching learning, along with modality, curriculum, pedagogy, feedback and assessment. When tertiary educators’ align their values and their everyday teaching choices, they can configure all these elements to enable relationship-rich education. In this half-day workshop, participants will identify values underlying relationship-rich educational practices, including those related to the role of students; evaluate real case studies of practice across multiple modalities to explore relationship-rich approaches in action; co-curate a resource matching technological platforms to specific relationship-building pedagogical and assessment practices; and share practices by spotlighting stories of participants.