Not Another Essay: Exploring contemporary assessment ideas and examples

What?

Are you tired of marking essays and looking for inspiration for your next assessment? 

In this workshop, join Dr Chris Browne and A/Prof Catherine Frieman as they look at some situations where essays and reports have been replaced with ‘Learning Portfolios’ and ‘UnEssays’ in subjects from archaeology to law to engineering. They will discuss the benefits (and some drawbacks) of this approach, and how they have scaffolded the experience for students. They will share practical examples of running this style of assessment in small and large classes, and provide some examples of student work.

Who can attend?

All ANU Staff – Anyone interested in learning and teaching in the Higher Education setting, including Advancing Learning and Teaching (ALT) participants. 

Please ensure you can use basic controls in Zoom such as joining breakout rooms, using chat, and sharing your screen and Zoom whiteboard.

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

Facilitators

Dr Chris Browne

Sub Dean / Senior Lecturer
Colleges of Science; Health and Medicine

Associate Professor Catherine Frieman

School of Archaeology and Anthropology
College of Arts and Social Sciences

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

EFS Information Session

What?

Thinking about applying for the EFS? Start here! 

The ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) provides educators, including Academic and Professional Staff who teach or support learning, with internationally-accredited professional recognition of their experience and expertise in university education. 

This EFS information session will provide you with the confidence and knowledge to get started on your application. The EFS Team will guide you through the application process, show you how to get started, and answer your questions. 

This session also marks the start of a semester-long program. For information on the next steps in the EFS Program or dates for the next program, please consult efs.weblogs.anu.edu.au/how-to-apply  


Who can attend?

All ANU Staff – Anyone interested in learning and teaching in the Higher Education setting, including Advancing Learning and Teaching (ALT) participants. 

Please ensure you can use basic controls in Zoom such as joining breakout rooms, using chat, and sharing your screen and Zoom whiteboard.

When?

Tuesday 16 November 2021 – 11:00am to 12:30pm via Zoom
A calendar invite with the Zoom link will be sent to you following registration.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

Facilitators

Richard Lander-Clarke 

Senior Education Specialist 
ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) 

Melde Van Ingelgom

Senior Promoting Excellence Officer 
Promoting Excellence Team 
ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) 

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

Course Design at ANU: A case for innovation, renovation or minor refurbishment

What?

Would you like to design or redesign one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills?

Join A/Prof Alexandra Webb to discuss strategies on course design and teaching that focuses on enhancing student learning whilst using some course design examples at ANU.

 

Who can attend?

Anyone who is teaching or supports teaching at ANU. 
 
Please ensure you can use basic controls in Zoom such as joining breakout rooms, using chat, and sharing your screen and Zoom whiteboard.

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

Facilitators

Associate Professor Alexandra Webb

ANU Medical School
College of Health and Medicine

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

Student Engagement and Wellbeing: Insights to the student experience, academic care and services at ANU

What?

How well do you understand university students and the impact you can have on them?

Many academics don’t realise how much of a difference they can make on the experience of students at university, ultimately leading to impacts on their academic outcomes as well. This workshop is set to expand your understanding on the experience of ANU students with particular attention paid to key times in the lifecycle where you have the opportunity to make the biggest impact, retention factors and a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion. You’ll learn not just about the student experience but how you can make a difference within it.

 

Who can attend?

All ANU staff – anyone interested in learning and teaching in Higher Education setting. 
 
Please ensure you can use basic controls in Zoom such as joining breakout rooms, using chat, and sharing your screen and Zoom whiteboard.

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

Facilitators

Mrs Sarah Walker (Swenson)

Manager, Engagement and Success
Student and University Experience

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

Academic Quality and Integrity: Governance, Policy and Practice Considerations

What?

Prof Royston Gustavson, Dean of Academic Quality, will provide an overview of the governance and policy structures at ANU, and detail some new resources, policy and procedures relating to The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 which comes into effect this December.  

Who can attend?

This workshop is also suitable for teaching academics, course designers and senior administrators wishing to expand their understanding of Higher Education (specifically ANU) structures, and approaches related to academic integrity and transparency, and consider preventative strategies which can inform and minimise student integrity concerns at the course level.

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

Polling

What?

This workshop will provide you with information on how to use online polling tools. It will focus on how these tools support student engagement in an online environment. We will investigate the use of tools such as: Zoom Poll, Poll Everywhere, Menti and Socrative. During the workshop, we will focus on how to apply these online tools to in-class activities.

 

Who can attend?

Anyone who can use basic controls in Zoom including the chat function.

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

What will you do?

Pre-classPlease complete the pre-class activities before attending the workshop
In-classYou will be provided the password during the workshop

Virtual Whiteboards

What?

Do you miss the spontaneity of marking up a whiteboard? Share ideas, diagrams and concepts while promoting participation in your online classes with virtual whiteboards! Join this hands-on workshop and explore the interactivity that virtual whiteboards have to offer.

 

Who can attend?

Anyone who can use basic controls in Zoom including the chat function.

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

What will you do?

Pre-classPlease go through the handout and follow the steps to log in and create activities.
In-classFurther instructions will be provided during the workshop

Exploring Zoom

What?

Are you teaching with Zoom but yet to explore its various settings and features? Then join us in our next Exploring Zoom workshop. We will go on a journey of exploration starting with the basics before investigating the lesser known settings and features. There will be guided instructions, tips and tricks, and opportunities for discussion.

 

Who can attend?

Anyone who would like to learn basic Zoom features to create a more engaging environment

When?

No current sessions have been scheduled. Please check back later.
Please email the Staff Education Team if you would like to be notified.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

What will you do?

Pre-classPlease complete the pre-class activities before attending the workshop
In-classYou will be provided the password during the workshop

How to Create Learning Videos Using Powtoon

What?

In this workshop, guest facilitator Terra Starbird from ANU Library will take you through everything you need to know to use Powtoon to make instructional videos. The session will explore scripting, audio recording, video design principles, templates, timeline and inserting video, PowerPoint slides, Canva visuals and images. 

 

Who can attend?

It is most applicable for staff who are already creating videos, but all staff who are interested in developing their video and design literacies will benefit.

When?

Tuesday 28 September – 1:30pm to 2:30pm via Zoom
The Staff Education Team will be online 15 minutes beforehand for any questions or troubleshooting. A calendar invite with the Zoom link will be sent to you following registration.

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

What do you need?

A stable internet connection (min 1.5 Mps up/down) to enable video conferencing.
A suitable quiet space so that you can turn on your camera and speak freely in order to actively engage in the workshop.
Updated version of Zoom
A laptop or device that allows you to save and share files

 

Creating Visuals for Learning Using Canva: Graphic Design for non-Graphic Designers

What?

Come join guest facilitator Terra Starbird from ANU Library as she showcases the magic of Canva, an easy to use graphic design platform that allows you to create PowerPoint slides, social media posts, gifs, posters, teaching resources, promotional materials and other visual content. It has been described as the “no tech or design skills required” content creation tool. 

Session will cover basics of design and how to improve your existing graphic content, whilst following ANU guidelines. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to create a range of graphics that you can use across a variety of platforms (websites, social media, PPT, infographics, printable teaching resources, and more).

Are you interested to incorporate your visuals and transform your instructional videos? The also join us for How to create learning videos using Powtoon workshop

 

To register, click “VIEW DETAILS”

When?

No event found!

 
 
 
 
 

Minimum numbers

We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. In the event that this number is not reached, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.

Who can attend?

Anyone who teaches or supports ­­­­teaching at ANU