Tuesday, 30 July 2013

HERDSA Conference Wrap Up 2013

The HERDSA 2013 conference was a great success, with over 350 delegates attending across the 4 days. Thanks to all those who participated, and thanks also to others on this list who either assisted with the conference or signed up to express interest.

Here are the links to the full record of the conference, including abstracts and slides of presentations, and recordings of keynotes and plenaries.

Recordings of keynotes and plenaries:
  • Professor Alison Phipps - University of Glasgow - "When Learning is placed under Siege: Conflict, Creativity and Compassion in Higher Education" -  http://bit.ly/18HZb2x
  • Professor Ann Pendleton-Jullian - Georgetown University "Upside Down and Inside Out: The Future of the University as a Design Problem" - http://bit.ly/1afC5Rj
  • Dr Geoff Mitchell – QUT - "Evolving Learning Space Designs: QUT’s journey through space and time" http://bit.ly/15qdiZ8
  • Dr Ella Henry - AUT University - "Te Whare Ako: architecture speaks to the mind, heart and spirit" http://bit.ly/1aRIAtM
  • Dr Peter Coolbear (Ako Aotearoa) and Tilly Hinton (OLT) -  "Evaluating the impact of tertiary education research projects"  http://bit.ly/16snuPv
  • Professor Shelda Debowski (HERDSA President – outgoing address) -  http://bit.ly/141RVjT 
Original message received from Dr Stanley Frielick, HERDSA 2013 Conference Convenor and republished here by NATA.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Digital Assessment - no place for paper?

ODLAA will be holding its first webinar for 2013 on Tuesday 13th August 2013 (see details below).  This will be offered free of charge and is open to members and non-members, so please distribute this invitation to any colleagues who may be interested.  If you wish to participate in the webinar, please register by Replying to jo.osborne@utas.edu.au by 4pm Friday, 9th August  (Australian EST) at the latest (include ODLAA Webinar in the subject line).  An email acknowledgement will be sent on receipt of your registration with details of how to access and join in the webinar.

Digital Assessment – no place for paper?

Date and time: Tuesday, 13th August 2013, 4-5pm (Australian EST)

  • Dr Andrew Fluck (Senior Lecturer in Information Technology, School of Education, University of Tasmania) – eExams
  • Kerry Earl (Senior Lecturer, Professional Studies in Education, University of Waikato, NZ) – Short text assignments
  • Dr Barrie Todhunter (Associate Director, Faculty of Business & Law, University of Southern Queensland) – Digital group assessment
  • Sally Jordan (Deputy Associate Dean (Assessment), Faculty of Science, Open University UK) - Computer-marked assessment with feedback

With a focus on practitioner experience, the expectation is that the webinar will run as short presentations on individual aspects of the theme followed by discussion/questions from the ‘floor’.

Forwarded on by NATA - originally published and disseminates by Jo Osborne (Committee Member, ODLAA)