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Academic Events
 February 2014
Monday 03
8:00 - EVENT - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS : 2014 Perth Festival Website | More Information
THE OPPORTUNITY Perth Festival requires three volunteers for all weekday sessions and four volunteers for weekends during the season of I Think I Can at the WA Museum. For more information about I Think I Can see https://2014.perthfestival.com.au/Whats-on-by-Genre/Free-and-Spectacular/I-Think-I-Can

KEY DATES I Think I Can runs from 8-19 February 2014. Shifts will be from 10.30am-2.30pm and 2-5:30pm except on 13 and 14 February when shifts will be from 12.30-4pm and 3.30-7.30pm.

Volunteers are invited to attend an hour-long induction on Friday 7 February from 4-5pm. If you cannot attend the induction, you can still volunteer – the Project Manager will do a quick induction before your first shift.

SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER DUTIES On the day of your shift you will report to the onsite Production Manager who will allocate you your roles for the shift. These will change depending on the number of people engaging with the work and the number of staff on site. If there are two volunteers on a shift, it will be possible to swap and share roles.

• Audience Engagement: This is a rather involved project and will need some explaining to audience members. If there is a queue be sure to inform audience members that participation could take up to half an hour or 45 minutes. If people are waiting for a host after completing their personality tests, they can look up their residents past history on the blog (computers provided), or read other stories from the town. Directing people to these computers will also give them a sense of what others have done and what the project is about.

• Avatar Survey: This is the first point of engagement for audience members participating in the work. After doing a short survey on the iPad, they choose their avatar and are taken to the model railway to place their avatar in the town. If they choose to give us their email address at the end of the survey, they will be sent news updates on their character at the end of the day.

• Counting Visitors/Recording Audience Data: Try to survey as many people who come to look at the work as possible, if we get their email address we can keep them updated on the daily progress of the characters. We can also stay in touch about future projects. Using a clicker counter take a count of the number of people watching the work and record the number at the end of your shift. We will use these counts to calculate the daily audience figures.

• Operating the Video Camera: You may be asked to operate the camera, filming the narrative in Springfield Junction as it unfolds. Not all volunteers will be asked to do this task, as it requires some specialist skill.

• Assisting the Hosts: The onsite Production Manager will let you know if the performers need any special assistance. You won’t be required to perform, but it might be a couple of odd jobs to help them out.

• Invigilation: Some parts of the layout are very delicate and they should not be touched. Please monitor how close people get to the layout, especially during busy times, particularly if children are involved.

• Opening and Closing the Work: At the beginning and end of your shift you may be required to assist the other site staff in removing the fencing and dustcovers from the work to get it ready for performance, following the instructions of the onsite Production Manager.

TO APPLY To register your interest, please email [email protected] with the subject line ‘I Think I Can’ by COB Monday 3 February.
Tuesday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: Unit Building Fundamentals Website | More Information
This is a "build your basic LMS unit" workshop for those who just want to get started without the emphasis of exploring the LMS provided in the other beginner level workshop, "Introduction to LMS: LMS for New Users". LMS is an online learning environment that provides a variety of tools, features and interactions that can support your teaching (and students' learning) experiences at UWA.

11:00 - Training - iVEC Supercomputing Training : FREE EVENT Website | More Information
In February, iVEC will offer the following short courses on supercomputing topics:

Introduction to iVEC: 11:00am - 12:00 Tues 4th February

Introduction to Linux: 1:00 - 2:00pm Tues 4th February

Introduction to NeCTAR Cloud Computing: 3:00 - 4:00pm Tues 4th February

Introduction to Supercomputing: 10:00am - 4pm Wed 5th February

Developing with MPI and OpenMP: 10am - 4pm Thurs 6th February

Epic to Magnus Migration: 10am - 4pm Fri 7th February

Further details of the courses are available at https://ivec.org/services/training

Courses are delivered in a face to face classroom style. Attendees are encouraged to bring and work on their own laptops. Staff from the Supercomputing Team will be facilitating so you can meet and chat with them.

Courses are free of charge and open to all, however places are limited. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided on each day. Any queries, please contact Dr Valerie Maxville – [email protected] Please complete the form to register for this training. Note that places are limited. If you are needing additional training before the end of the year, please contact Valerie to organise a small group session.

12:30 - SEMINAR - Mixing it up with blended learning - what is blended learning at UWA and how could I get started? Website | More Information
Blended learning is about using online and in-class activities where they best support learning. What does this mean? How does it compare with popular terms 'flipped classroom' and 'MOOC'? What are approaches to blended learning, tools to support it, and how can you get started? This seminar works towards an understanding of blended learning at UWA and how you might approach it in your own context.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Workshop: Setting Academic Standards for Agriculture : What should a graduate in agriculture know, understand and be able to do? Website | More Information
The AgLTAS project aims to develop a National Academic Standards Statement for agriculture – representing what a student in Agriculture and related disciplines should know, understand and be able to do on graduation.

You are invited to attend an upcoming workshop, led by Dr Tina Acuna from the University of Tasmania, to provide your valuable input on the Statement.

LATE RSVPs will be accepted (until the day prior to the workshop)
Wednesday 05
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Unit Coordination (1): Roles and Responsibilities Website | More Information
The role of a Unit Coordinator (UC) is complex. This workshop aims to highlight the key roles and responsibilities of a UC by providing information around what is involved. The workshop focuses on the preparation aspects of unit coordination rather than teaching considerations which is covered in UC (2). Feedback from past participants new to the role.

12:00 - WORKSHOP - MYO Flipped Classroom Design Website | More Information
This mini workshop follows on from the seminars on blended learning and flipped classroom. If the goal is meaningful, deeper, transformational, learning-oriented activity in class and online - what can I do in each environment that is best for learning?

It is open to any participants – both those who have attended this workshop previously as a follow-up, or for those commencing their designs. If you did not attend the flipped classroom seminar in November 2013, a pre-workshop captured lecture will be provided for your viewing prior to the workshop.

Bring a unit that you wish to develop, lesson aims for a week's worth of classes to use as your model in redesigning in-class activity, and learning material for a week for redesigning online learning activity.
Thursday 06
13:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for new users Website | More Information
LMS for New Users will provide participants with an introductory overview of the Moodle powered LMS (Learning Management System) used as our online learning environment here at UWA. You will need to complete this workshop before being eligible to take part in any intermediate or advanced LMS training.
Friday 07
9:30 - WORKSHOP - New Approaches to Teaching: Active Learning (in-class) Strategies for a Flipped Classroom More Information
This is a micro workshop designed to introduce participants to active learning in classroom contexts. Active learning classroom promotes collaborative and cooperative participation by learners in classroom activity, ensuring greater cognitive engagement and deeper learning. It is a principle for face to face classes in any context, but also can support the classroom activity of the flipped classroom approach or other blended learning approaches to teaching and learning.

OUTCOMES Workshop participants will be able to: * Engage in practical examples of active learning activities * Consider and plan for applying these in own teaching.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? UWA staff who teach and would like to see how to maximise in-class time through active learning tasks.

9:30 - WORKSHOP - Advancing your LMS: Structuring in the LMS Website | More Information
This workshop will enable participants to explore the LMS functionality in greater depth, to manipulate it for pedagogical needs and be exposed to some alternative approaches such as sequencing in the LMS.

12:30 - SEMINAR - Flipping the classroom - what does it mean and how can I do it? Website | More Information
Flipped classroom is a term currently popular in educational contexts. This seminar defines flipped classroom approach, highlights benefits and pitfalls, illustrates a range of flipped classroom approaches in university teaching, and talks about getting started in flipping your classroom.

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Row echelon matrices, flags and Grassmannians More Information
Phill Schultz (UWA)

will speak on

Row echelon matrices, flags and Grassmannians

at 3pm Friday February the 7th in Blakers Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

There is a well trodden path from finite dimensional vector spaces to algebraic geometry. How much progress along this path is possible if fields are replaced by rings?
Saturday 08
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - 2 FREE PUBLIC LECTURES : Roman Archaeology Group presents 2 free lectures: Emperor Justinian & Petra Website | More Information
2 FREE Lectures - All are welcome! 1:30pm - "Justinian's Empire" presented by Dr Michael Champion. 2:30pm - Afternoon Tea. 3:00pm - "Western Travellers to Petra in the 19th Century" presented by W/Prof. David Kennedy.

N.B. Lectures are FREE, however there is a small charge for the refreshments served at the mid-session break: $7pp (RAG members) / $10pp (non-members)
Monday 10
9:00 - Program - Foundations of University Teaching and Learning Website | More Information
Foundations of University Teaching and Learning is designed to offer an integrated and highly interactive perspective on teaching in a research-intensive university. The program provides a theoretical framework relating to teaching and learning, along with opportunities to explore a range of teaching and learning strategies. Participants explore these approaches in terms of their own teaching context, while also sharing common issues across the group. In addition to CATL staff, guest presenters from across the University contribute to the program, further enriching the learning experience.

9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for new users Website | More Information
LMS for New Users will provide participants with an introductory overview of the Moodle powered LMS (Learning Management System) used as our online learning environment here at UWA. You will need to complete this workshop before being eligible to take part in any intermediate or advanced LMS training.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: Unit Building Fundamentals Website | More Information
This is a "build your basic LMS unit" workshop for those who just want to get started without the emphasis of exploring the LMS provided in the other beginner level workshop, "Introduction to LMS: LMS for New Users". LMS is an online learning environment that provides a variety of tools, features and interactions that can support your teaching (and students' learning) experiences at UWA.
Tuesday 11
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for new users Website | More Information
LMS for New Users will provide participants with an introductory overview of the Moodle powered LMS (Learning Management System) used as our online learning environment here at UWA. You will need to complete this workshop before being eligible to take part in any intermediate or advanced LMS training.

13:00 - Demonstration - Learning Management System (LMS): What’s New in Moodle 2.5? More Information
UWA’s LMS has been successfully upgraded to Moodle 2.5. This demonstration will provide UWA staff with an overview of the upgrade to Moodle Version 2.5, and CATL eLearning staff will showcase key features of this new version of the LMS, including improvements to the My LMS Home page’s usability, overall system wide editing improvements, activity and resource enhancements and the integration of open badges. As well as an overview of the training and support available, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about using these new features.

13:00 - SEMINAR - 3D printing and data visualisation: A technology brief More Information
3D printing is an exciting technology whereby a digital representation of data is converted into a physical object that can be held and explored in the same way as we normally study physical objects in everyday life. The technology has been around for some time in the engineering disciplines where it is generally referred to as Rapid Prototyping. Developments in more recent times have removed some of the previous limitations, which in turn have created a range of new application areas.

This seminar will present how 3D printing may be employed as part of the visualisation process, both as a way of studying datasets as well as conveying a sense of that data in teaching and public outreach. As an attendee of this seminar you will gain an appreciation of the current state of the technology, it’s strengths, and it’s limitations. You will be equipped to judge when 3D printing may be an appropriate means of visualising data, and how to go about creating optimal digital models. You will also see a number of examples of the use of 3D printing from researchers in various diverse fields such as medicine, geology, mathematics and archaeology.

Any enquiries should be directed by email to [email protected]
Wednesday 12
8:30 - WORKSHOP - One-to-one personalised LMS or LCS support Website | More Information
Intended Audience: UWA teaching staff who have used the LMS for teaching and learning, and wish to explore or problem solve the functionality of LMS or LCS activities with a Trainer/Educational Developer. Appointments are available within the allocated times for one-to-one personalised LMS or LCS support. Prerequisite: Participants must have attended an introductory LMS workshop.

If you have not attended any introductory workshops, please sign up to an Introductory workshop first.

Note: Participants who have not attended an introductory LMS workshop, but who can demonstrate prior use of Moodle (version 2.0 or greater) in their teaching, are asked to contact CATL for an exemption.

Email [email protected] to book an appointment with: 1. Your question/topic you are interested in working on and UWA unit details; and 2. The time you would like your appointment (see available dates and times below) A CATL Trainer/Educational Developer will contact you to confirm your question/topic and appointment time.

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