Monday, December 8, 2014

Innovations in Teaching Innovation in Canberra

I will be speaking on "Innovations in Teaching Innovation" at the first Australian Computer Society e-Learning Special Interest Group meeting in Canberra for 2015, on Wednesday, 11 February:
Tom takes over teaching the Australian Computer Society's "New Technology Alignment" (NTA) postgraduate course from January 2015. This offered on-line directly by the ACS Virtual College and through Open Universities Australia. Earlier in the year he attended a conference in Canada on computer science education and met with Canadian academics to discuss flexible learning and teaching innovation. Tom discusses how this might be done in Australia, by blending on-line formal courses with face-to-face competitions. 
Topics and speakers for the next four meetings are needed:
  • Wednesday, 6 May
  • Wednesday, 5 August
  • Wednesday, 11 November
All will be held in the Graduate Lounge of University House, Australian National University, from 5pm for 5:30pm.

The meetings for 2014 were:
  1. Brenda Aynsley, President of the Australian Computer Society,  on "Teaching with Technology", 16 July 2014.
  2. Tom Worthington,Tutor at the ACS Virtual College and Adjunct Lecturer at ANU Research School of Computer Science, on "Teaching Students to Work Together Online", 3 September 2014.
  3. Jill Andrew, Future Learning Team, on "Integrating Technology into the Australian School Curriculum", 8 October 2014
  4. Dr McComas Taylor, Head, South Asia Program, ANU,  "The Joy of ePub", 5 November 2014

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