Monash-Kings's College London Digital Education Workshop
Monash-Kings’s College London Digital Education Workshop
This workshop series will feature four sessions on the topics of conducting research online through the Monash Psychology Research Portal, building a sense of community in online learning, the Monash Online Community of Practice and enhancing academic staff engagement in online education. These workshops will be led by pioneering researchers at Monash University and King’s College London and will present strategies to maximise the benefits of online tertiary education. Demonstrations, group exercises and an interactive and collaborative style will be adopted to help workshop attendees build new skills in developing efficacious eLearning platforms and overcoming the unique challenges of fully online education.
Workshop participants will learn how to
1. Improve a sense of connectedness and foster community in online learning
2. Develop familiarity with resources and opportunities in online research environments
3. Draw upon innovative research to enhance student outcomes in online education
4. Enhance academic staff engagement in online education
• The Research Portal: Conduct your next research project entirely online
The Monash Psychology Research Portal is a highly innovative, fully integrated and centralised resource environment that allows researchers and research students including fourth-year psychology students to conduct their research projects fully online. This workshop will provide participants with a working knowledge of resources and opportunities to expand online research and education, including two courses that require a substantial research component.
• Building a Sense of Community in Online Education
This workshop will explore the challenges to building a sense of community in the online learning space, with the aim of developing strategies, ideas, and tools to be implemented in the online learning environment. These efforts to increase a sense of community will enhance the learning experience by providing a more enriching environment for learning. This workshop will provide participants with a greater understanding of how to improve a sense of connectedness and foster community in online learning.
• The Monash Online Education Community of Practice: Consolidating knowledge, innovation, and educational research
The newly formed Monash Online Education Community (MOEC) of practice brings together experts in online education across the University to harness the full potential of online platforms to enrich the online and on-campus student experience. This workshop will provide learnings on how online education can be advanced on the basis of research evidence. Participants will then engage in an interactive discussion on factors that contribute to student success, drawing upon their own strategies and initiatives.
• Engaging Academic Staff in Online Education
For many academics, online education and the associated instructional design and delivery model is a new experience. Previous research has demonstrated that the adoption of an innovation occurs within a social system, with the rate of adoption mediated by individual and organisational factors (e.g. Rogers, 2003; Sinclair &Aho, 2017).
This workshop will provide learnings on how to manage, engage, and motivate academic staff whilst also negotiating and adapting traditional governance structures to maintain quality and standards.
Saturday 24th February 2018
10.00am - 4.00pm (Registrations from 9:15am)
(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided)
19 Ancora Imparo Way, G03 Tute, Monash University Clayton.
|Contact Name||Ms Alice Gornall|
|Contact Phone||03 9902 0824|