Archive of previous conversations

29th August 2012: Accountable Teaching: Taking Responsibility

This conversation will explore views on the concept of “accountable” or “responsible” teaching.

Professor David Ding and Dr Jeff Stangl, from the School of Economics & Finance, will present their views on how a university might ensure its teaching is responsible to stakeholders. Come ready to engage in a lively conversation around the thorny issues of the role of student evaluations in measuring teaching performance, ways of recognising teaching performance, and the connection between teaching performance and promotion.

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18th May 2012: Teaching and Learning Conversation

“Tūakana-tēina e-Belonging: A model of learning and support for tertiary Māori students”

Support for Māori students, particularly at the beginning of the first year of tertiary study, can be crucial for successful outcomes.
Online support is even more critical for Māori distance learners, who make up 50% of Massey’s Auckland-Northland students.
How can belonging and connection, strong values for Māori, be enhanced through online mentoring?

Kaiwhakahaere Māori Caroline Rawlings from Open Polytechnic
will present highlights from her Ako Aotearoa-sponsored project on
using Moodle creatively as a mentoring space for Māori students.

eBelonging Presentation.pptx (2,098 KB)

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24/9/10: Integrating Information Literacy Development into the Disciplines

Angela Feekery, PhD Candidate, School of English and Media Studies

It is often the lament of lecturers that students at all levels of the undergraduate programme can’t write properly, or are unable to access acceptable sources of information, resulting in poor performance in assessments. The reality is that these students are lacking basic information literacy and academic writing skills.  This session will focus on the need to embed activities into the classroom and assessments in content papers to develop students' information literacy skills. There is only so much the library can do. It is up to the lecturers to help students evaluate sources and understand the conversations taking place in the disciplines. In the discussion, we can share examples of ways to add formative or process-focused elements to assessment to encourage students to go beyond just getting the assignment done.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p31572205/ 
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25/8/10: Online Support for Using Stream: Launch of a New Teaching Resource

Mark Brown, Geraldine Gulbransen and Scott Symonds

This lunchbox session officially launches a new online resource (aka Stream4Staff) to support the effective use of Stream for teaching and learning. It backgrounds the problem that led to the conception and development of Stream4Staff and describes some of the design considerations that informed its genre, content and structure. A guided tour of Stream4Staff is provided and feedback sought on the usability and usefulness of the resource along with ideas for further development. Participants will then be invited to reflect on the different types of resources they believe are most effective in helping them to integrate Stream in teaching, learning, assessment and paper administration.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p80345218/ 
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4/6/10: Support services to enable students

Give your students online tools to help them plan and write assignments, get referencing right the first time, or improve their study habits.
In this session, Damon Ellis from Student Learning Development Services describes the latest additions to OWLL, the academic writing and study skills portal. OWLL was completely revised and updated in 2009, and now features a range of interactive tools and extended content. Damon will also be discussing ways to utilise OWLL and embed it in your lecturing and study materials, as well as future improvements currently under development.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p33123904/
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21/5/10: Stream Professional Development: Going Wider and Deeper

This lunchbox session reflects on current professional development initiatives and seeks your feedback on a number of ideas and developments we have in mind over the next 12 months.

In the first half of this session, Associate Professor Mark Brown introduces a series of online, self-paced professional development modules that will be available to all staff. Massey University was part of an international consortium of 18 universities that helped develop seven online modules covering topics such as: course planning, e-assessment for learning, and use of internet-based collaboration tools. Mark will outline the development process, talk about the pros and cons of this type of professional learning, and demonstrate some of the online modules.

In the second half of the session, Duncan O’Hara provides a synopsis of the professional development that has taken place in Colleges and across campuses, thus far, with a view to stimulate discussion on the future direction of support. He will share a number of ideas and possible activities that may help to better meet staff needs through a wider and deeper professional learning programme.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p97019361/
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7/5/10: Adobe Connect Meetings

Craig Prichard

Taking your live teaching ( or research seminars and meetings) online - structures, activities and issues.

Live online teaching sessions using the University’s web meeting environment can be rich and rewarding learning experience for extramural students. They can also, at times, be disorientating, frustrating and challenging to all involved. In this session Craig Prichard demonstrates and discusses the structure and activities he uses in online sessions, and sets out some of the challenges ahead for improving online teaching sessions.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p41602888/
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16/4/10: What do students think of Stream?

John Milne, Mark Brown, Jan Charbonneau & Terry Macperson

461 students returned an online questionnaire about the Stream learning management system. The data provides an insight into the usage of online tools in Stream and student perception of effectiveness. Overall students value the Stream educational experience however they have plenty to say about how to refine its use. This presentation will give participants a chance to consider what the students said and discuss how to refine the Stream experience.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p71998796/
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26/3/10: Expanding your eToolkit: Adobe Presenter

Dr Ross Flett shares his journey into the creation of a multimedia guide for Psychology Postgraduate students. Ross discusses how Adobe Presenter gives him the ability to easily create engaging and highly informative resources for his audience.

Andrew Jamieson introduces the resources CADeL are building to support staff in their use of Massey's suite of Adobe products and gives a quick demonstration of the ease of use Presenter offers.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p74949164/
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26/2/10: eAssessment - Tools, pilots and new initiatives

Dr Eva Heinrich - Lightwork, a Stream-compatible tool for the marking and management of assignments

Margaret Hill (CADeL) - e-toolset opportunities using TurnitIn: Originality Checking for text matching and GradeMark for online marking. E-assessment pilots in 2010.

Wally Gilbert (NSATS) - Electronic assignment submission + (printing service for extramural papers)

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p66562734/
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12/2/10: What's on our Digital Horizon?

Ema Alter - Beyond SECAT

Associate Professor Mark Brown (Director of Distance and Blended Education), Rebecca Argyle and Wally Gilbert (NSATS) - The digital learning resources pilot.

Duncan O'Hara (CADeL) - Expanding our toolset with the Adobe suite of products.

To view the recorded presentation, please visit:
https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p46992714/
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Note: Due to human error the majority of Ema Alter's presentation was not recorded.

 

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