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Presentations from LTDF meeting, May 3rd 2013-05-10

Jonny's Presentation
Victoria Digital Vision and Strategy

Notes from LTDF meeting, May 3rd 2013-05-10

Notes from LTDF meeting, May 3rd


Notes:

Schools represented:

Chemical & Physical Sciences (8)

Educational Policy & Implementation (4)

Educational Psychology & Pedagogy (2)

Centre for Academic Development (4)

Biology (5)

Psychology (3)

ITS (4)

Information Management (1)

Art History (1)

Languages (3)

History (1)

Classics (1)

Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences (1)

Campus Services (2)

Law (1)

Social & Cultural Studies (1)

Library (1)

Management (1)

Linguistics (1)

Philosophy (1)

Graduate Research (1)

 

Interests in Technology

 

Video delivery

Computer - lab interface

Teaching teachers

Use of technology for time management

Smart phones and ipads

Gaming and social media

Online teaching

ITS expertise in digital technology

V-stream

Clickers

Flipped classroom

Use of technology in labs

Videos on You Tube

Use of technology for course administration

Blogging

Peer-wise

Background music

technology that is currently available and happening

use of technology in history

use of technology on teaching by different cultures / genders

digital image management

collaborative teaching with other Universities

3D environments for language learning

Interests in Research

 

Higher Education

Motivation of students

Large groups

role of lecture in the 21st Century

support

distance learning

pedagogy

use of powerpoint

how student perceptions inform outcomes

role of technology in teaching

digital design / design of technology

IT solutions to connect research and teaching

historical thinking

design of teaching spaces, and teaching space needs

research into facilitating better discussions

Blackboard

note - writing coaches are available

 

 

 

Discussion

The diversity of the group is a great strength - and an opportunity to think across disciplines. Would be interesting to see how the same technology is used in different Schools, and to carry out research into a similar teaching aspect in very different teaching environments / dicsiplines.

 

 

NOTES (many thanks to Anne Macaskill)

 

Rhian’s intro

Great that the first seminar got a high turnout and good representation across schools. Explanation of the proposal to the VUW fund. Arose from people’s interests in research and teaching technology. Aim is to establish community of enquiry/ best practice

Groups’ feedback from discussions

Group 1

SPCS, SEPI, CAD, BIOL, PSYC, PSYCH OF PEDAGOGY

Technology: Video delivery. Computer lab interface. Teaching teachers technology. Technology for time/project management. Smart phones and social media in teaching.

Research into all of the above.

Group 2

SPCS, CAD, ITS, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION

Expertise in: online teaching, research into higher education, use and provision of education technology to the university (ITS has expertise in), digital technology in teaching and learning, “motivation of the mid-career management student”

Interests: research into teaching, large group teaching, role of “the lecture” in 21st century teaching, how to better support “the whole enterprise”, distance education and online learning, the underpinning of pedagogy,

Louise from faculty of education: student learning support services have special programme for supporting distance education students.

Group 3

ART HISTORY, CLASSICS, RELIGIOUS STUDIES, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES, CHEMISTRY, LIBRARY.

Interest and/or expertise in: the V-stream pilot, clickers, flipped lectures, online courses, teaching large courses.

Interest in: gaming and social media, move towards distance learning, ipads in labs

Group 4

LANG AND CULTURE, MANAGEMENT, CAD, PHYSICS, PSYCHOLOGY, HISTORY

Technology interests: videos on YouTube, course administration technology, blogging,

Research expertise: PowerPoint, keynote, (“powerpoint for historians” article author in group- Alexander Maxwell)

Flipped lectures and clickers

Group 5

LAW, CAMPUS SERVICES, ITS, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Technology: use of background music (should be baroqueJ) in lectures and exams

Interest in refurbishment of teaching spaces/ need to understand future teaching needs

Interest: teaching with technology from ITS POV: how can they enable what people want?

Flipped classrooms, use of technology, peer-wise (students create questions and grade each other)

Research: interest in to enhance own teaching practice

Team of retired English teachers may have spare capacity to coach writing over Skype

IT solutions for connecting research and teaching

Group 6

ITS, BIOL SCIENCES, CAMPUS SERVICES, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PEDOGOGY

Interests: engagement in large lectures, flipped classroom, support and resources in general (design of teaching spaces: what are people looking for?) What technology things are currently out there?

Group 7

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, LIBRARY (LANGUAGE LEARNING CENTRE), FACULTY OF GRADUATE RESEARCH, CAD, ENGLISH, SCHOOL OF LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGES

What is happening on campus? Interest in list that has been put up? How to tell whether technology is improving teaching for professional development.

Group 8

BIOL, CLASSICS, HUMANITIES, EDUCATION, CHEMISTRY, LINGUISTICS,

How to use technology in teaching and labs (chemistry lab)

How does digital media help students/teachers think about the past (historical thinking) “blogging to improve English” (amongst students and teachers). Digital design. Clickers.

General Discussion:

Kevin /Rhian/Stephen: there may be money to bring in people to present seminars from CAD

Stephen Marshall: Could be recorded/ remote/ asynchronous

Sydney Shep: Comment that it would be good for sessions to involve people from different areas giving their perspectives on individual topics- tools / approaches etc to understand how these might differ across disciplines

Rhian: example of Diane Ormsby’s integration of graduate attributes into her courses…. Could we do a research project with several different people integrating that across schools? Perhaps one of the sessions could involve the seminar group looking at opportunities/potential for collaboration within the seminar group.

[sorry – not sure of name]Project that is currently being worked on engage human resource students in understanding what is changing about employment in this (Wellington) region. Feedback from employers about graduate attributes. Might be of interest given the diversity of academic subjects here.

Sara Kindon:Comment: studies do about gendered responses to technology, or responses across culture/ ethnic groups might be connected into what we’re talking about.

Rhian: People attending have the opportunity to be included as much or as little in steering committee group that will look at how to use seminar time.

Tony: Idea about meeting in smaller (campus-based) groups. (Is this group too unwieldy?) Also suggested possibility of sub-group meetings focused on specific issues. Could meet at other times and discuss themes of interest to sub-groups within the seminar attendees.

Stephen Marshall: Is going to be an online presence to support/sustain group/community

Sydney Shep:Move around campuses/ link to educational designers

Show of hands suggesting Kelburn people are happy to go to other campuses.

(Jonny’s presentation.)