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Lessons we are learning through pivoting quickly to fully online learning; But did we really have to learn them the hard way?
May 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For those institutions who have been specialising in distance education for some time, although they may have had to make some changes, the last few months have not been overly problematic. But for the remaining majority of institutions, there has been a monumental upheaval in how they are now required to conduct business, both for staff and students. Those who have fared better seem to be those who have reasonably mature frameworks in place to mediate their technology-enabled learning (TEL) offerings. That is, they have well established processes that define how they translate what they have in policy, procedures and planning into practice. Such a framework can be found within the COL TEL Benchmarks, that can provide an institution with clear guidelines as to what things need to be in place to ensure a robust and consistent approach to teaching with technology. This presentation will first highlight many of the lessons currently being learned across the higher education sector, it will also ask you to share what you have learned and then we will look at how some of these issues are contained within the COL TEL Benchmarks. Lastly it will make a case for investigating more fully how to use this tool to help your institution ready itself for success in the future
Professor Michael is the Director of Learning Transformations at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He specialises in technology enhanced learning, staff and leadership development, curriculum renewal, online pedagogies, multimodal design, digital, visual and multiliteracies. He has worked in Higher Education for 30+ years and is particularly interested in how constructively aligned and aesthetically enhanced learning environments can better transmit concepts to students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds. In addition to this role, Michael currently is the President of the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE) and is the Director of the ACODE Learning Technologies Leadership Institute (LTLI). The LTLI is a major initiative of ACODE that is run bi-yearly for those aspiring to become leaders in the area of technology enhanced learning.