Events

Date/Time Event
7 January, 2021 - 31 December, 2021
All Day
Discover iLearn for Convenors – ONLINE UNIT – AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME

The Discover iLearn for Convenors training unit is an online training module that provides an introduction to the basic features of iLearn.

7 January, 2021 - 31 December, 2021
All Day
Discover iLearn for Gradebook – ONLINE UNIT – AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME

The Discover iLearn Gradebook is an online training module that provides training on the features and functionality of the iLearn Gradebook.

7 January, 2021 - 31 December, 2021
All Day
Discover iLearn for Tutors – ONLINE UNIT – AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME

The Discover iLearn for Tutors training unit is an online training module that provides an introduction for Tutors on the features you will use in iLearn.

2 March, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gradebook Workshop
12WW 803 Meeting Room

The Gradebook in iLearn allows you to view, add, edit, auto-calculate weightings, release and export grades as well as view student information.

3 March, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Learning and Teaching Podcast Discussion Club

The Learning and Teaching Podcast Discussion Club is like a book club… but with podcasts!

Instead of reading a book, you’ll listen (in your own time) to a podcast then you’ll join us for a one hour Zoom session on the first Wednesday of the month where we’ll discuss the ideas and issues raised in the episode.

Our next session will be on Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 at 12 noon via Zoom.

This 19-minute podcast from Deakin University  reminds us that ‘data is new oil’ but that the REAL value of oil (read: data) comes from refinement (read: analysis), not extraction. In the age of the abundance of data, what are some of the practical uses of data analytics for teaching academics?  Among other ideas, the presenter suggests that data can serve as evidence for our recommendations to students, e.g., past students who did activities X and Y by week 4 tended to get higher results in this unit, etc.; and that data can help us identify and remove roadblocks for students.

Enter your email below and we will send you the discussion questions and the Zoom link.

3 March, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar: Student agency and confidence in assessment

Presenter: Simon McCallum, (32Stylus, New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway).

In this presentation, Dr McCallum will discuss the various approaches he has taken over 20 years to the challenge of engaging students. Drawing on his research in Game Development and player-focused approaches to creating experiences, he discusses agency, competence, and relatedness as psychological motivators and how assessment can support engagement. How the narrative description of assessment is as important as the mathematical correctness. Topics covered will include: confidence-based assessment, student selected rubric weighting, peer assessment, multichoice systems, online exams, and digital supported assessment.

Register for the session:
http://taw.fi/2jun2021

11 March, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gradebook Workshop via Zoom

The Gradebook in iLearn allows you to view, add, edit, auto-calculate weightings, release and export grades as well as view student information.

16 March, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Feedback Studio & Rubrics Workshop
12WW 803 Meeting Room

Feedback Studio is a product within Turnitin that facilitates online marking and feedback. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn how to set up and use the features in Feedback Studio to provide feedback to students.

25 March, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Feedback Studio & Rubrics Workshop via Zoom

Feedback Studio is a product within Turnitin that facilitates online marking and feedback. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn how to set up and use the features in Feedback Studio to provide feedback to students.

7 April, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar: Lessons Learned from Systemically Implementing Competency Based Assessment in First Year Engineering

Presenter: Sean Maw and Shaobo Huang (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada, is currently redesigning its First Year (FY) program. One key element of that redesign is the adoption of competency based assessment (CBA). It will be implemented across all courses. In the Fall of 2020, in the midst of the COVID crisis, CBA was fully implemented in one of the core FY courses as a pilot. This presentation will discuss key learnings from that pilot exercise. The devil is in the details with CBA, so a detailed description of how CBA was implemented will be described including the benefits and costs that were incurred. We will be able to relate some of the impressions that students had, as well as some performance metrics from the trial. We will also describe how that pilot experience is influencing our system-wide roll-out of the system this coming Fall. CBA has several attractive benefits but also some significant costs. Its implementation in engineering education is relatively uncommon, and the presentation will make clear why that is the case.

Register for the session:
http://taw.fi/7apr2021

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