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Workshop spaces are filling up quickly – register now!

A mobile phone shows an augmented reality view of the human skull.

We are delighted to present a full day of workshops on Tuesday, 19 November where you can learn new skills, techniques, and discuss strategies to engage students. You will need to sign up for the workshops individually, and spaces are strictly limited — and filling up fast!

Before registering, please note that you can only attend ONE morning workshop, and ONE afternoon workshop as they are offered concurrently. If you sign up for more than one in each session, you may be removed, so please choose carefully. Lunch is included whether you attend in the morning or afternoon.

Morning Workshops (10am – 12pm)

Video, do it easy

Frederick Chew and Rebecca Ng, College of Arts and Social Science

Are you thinking of recording and producing your own videos for your teaching? Are you bored with just having your voice over presentation slides and want to record something more interesting? You do not have big budget to setup a recording studio? In the session, participants will learn the entire process of video production from setting up a video recording facility using small budget to techniques of video production and to the final storage and distribution. 

A young woman reclines on a couch while looking at her computer.The connected teacher: protecting your data and promoting yourself responsibly on social media

Terra Starbird, ANU Library, Scholarly Information Services

The connected classroom is the new norm in higher education, with students and teachers increasingly connecting and interacting online across a range of social media platforms. Social media has such enormous potential for personal learning, collaboration, creativity and extending the reach of your research, but it is not without pitfalls. 

This workshop will map out the current digital landscape, both from the perspective of the connected educator and the alleged “digital native” student. It will show you the tools and strategies you can employ to manage your personal data and protect yourself online. Modelling and embedding digital footprint management into teaching and contextualising for the future workplace is paramount.  For future and current students, learning how to engage professionally online and protect their personal information will be essential for career and life success, regardless of their field.   

This workshop will show you how to take responsibility for your own digital footprint and show leadership and initiative to your students.  

Planning online discussions: work smarter, not harder

Silvia Vogel and Kirsten Schliephake, Monash University

Online discussion forums are a critical way to engage with students, but can often remain empty of contributions. Facilitating and moderating these forums successfully is key to engaging students online. In this Masterclass, participants will explore strategies and opportunities to foster a positive student and teacher experience in discussion forums. In preparing educators to develop relevant and authentic discussion forums, aligned to content and learning outcomes, this Masterclass takes a design thinking approach where the student experience is considered.

This session will be a mixture of presentation and hands-on activities to:

  1. Identify when, why and how to use a discussion forum to foster student engagement and promote deeper learning
  2. Identify strategies to facilitate and moderate online discussion forums
  3. Equip you with tips and tools to effectively plan your next online discussion forum.


Afternoon workshops (1pm – 2.30/3pm)

A group of diverse students discuss around a computer.Culturally responsive teaching strategies; or, How to teach in a Global Classroom

Marina Iskhakova, College of Business and Economics

If you have students from more than one cultural background in your class,  this highly-interactive workshop is for you. 

Some lecturers used to believe that teaching is culture-free and as long as you are an expert in the subject matter, the culture can be ignored. In our more and more globalised environment, educators are facing a growing percentage of international students in their classrooms where culture increasingly does matter. The three basic guiding principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching are: 1) the expectation that all students can achieve a high academic level; 2) inclusion of students’ cultural background and knowledge into the teaching and learning process; and 3) usage of a variety of educational strategies to meet diverse cultural needs from students. Not only is a Culturally Responsive Educator a subject expert in their own field, they are also equipped with culture-responsive strategies. In our “How to teach in a Global Classroom” workshop several key strategies how to make your Teaching in a Global classroom more effective and enjoyable will be introduced.  

Advanced Database usage: Pedagogically appropriate ways to bend Wattle

Chris Browne, College of Science

In this session, I will show you how the Database Activity is the most useful and underrated tool in Moodle. 

I first started tinkering with the Database because Wattle wasn’t capable of doing what I wanted to do with my class. Now I have a developing suite of tools ready to share, including ways to run standard feedback for marking and moderation, peer feedback, course feedback, feedback for student self-evaluation, feedback for team members in a group project, group-sign ups for resources, and showcase submissions. During this session you will create your own Database Activity for either marking and giving feedback to students, or collecting feedback in a class using our open-source tools. You’ll be able to take this process with you and use it in your next class.  

Participants do not need to have a strong coding background, but we will look under the hoodand run through the publicly available HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python code—called VirtuousLoopthat runs the process. 

A sculpture on ANU CampusSurprising synergies: Connecting with the visual arts in university teaching

Frances Wild, National Gallery of Australia and Christine Phillips, ANU Medical School

This workshop session will provide participants with an insight into the National Gallery’s potential as a site for tertiary student learning, and showcase a variety of strategies used during the Artmed program. Artmed is the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) suite of programs for medical students and health professionalsThis unique curriculum-based program commenced ten years ago as a collaboration between the NGA and The Australian National University Medical School (ANUMS) and has expanded to also offer a range of professional learning opportunities for trainee physicians and allied health practitioners. This workshop session will include interpretive and art making opportunities, as well as a discussion about how tertiary students can benefit from an ongoing engagement with the visual arts.


Register now for workshops.

You can also register for the main conference day which includes presentations, panels, and demonstrations.

View the entire draft program.



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