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Today's date is Saturday, September 19, 2020
Academic Events
 February 2014
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 - 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]

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.
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.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Lecture Recording: Capturing a lecture on your desktop with PCAP Website | More Information
Echo360 Personal Capture is software that allows you to record your voice, your presentation and yourself to produce a short video recording or to record lectures specifically for an online audience, or summary or other recordings for learning purposes. In this workshop participants are introduced to set up, record, edit and publish their recording. The workshop is designed to be hands on with the expectation that participants will create a short recorded presentation and to publish it to the Lecture Capture System.
Thursday 13
13:00 - SEMINAR - Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Seminar, Ear Science Institute Australia : Regenerative Medicine – Into the Ear More Information
Prof Magnus von Unge (Karolinska Institute and Akershus University Hospital, University of Oslo) will speak at 130pm Thursday February 13 in Uniclub Case Study Room.

Prof von Unge was the first to apply embryonic stem cell therapies to the middle ear and will present his recent work on stem cells and regenerative mechanisms in the ear.

Please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 7th February for catering purposes. Lunch will be available from 1pm.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Assignments Website | More Information
The assignment tool is basically a digital dropbox within the LMS which enables you to create and management assignment activities totally online. In this workshop participants are introduced to the assignment tool in the LMS, its component parts and the creation, organisation and management of assignment activities. The Workshop is designed to be hands on with the expectation that participants will generate a fully functioning assignment activity by the end of the session.
Friday 14
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Quizzes Website | More Information
Online quizzes are a popular assessment tool – both for students to check their progress, and for formal assessment. Participants are introduced to the quiz activity in the LMS, its component parts and the creation, organisation and management of quiz questions and quizzes. The Workshop is designed to be hands on with the expectation that participants will generate a question bank and quiz activity by the end of the session.

12:00 - WORKSHOP - Make Your Own flipped classroom design Website | More Information
These repeat workshops follows on from the seminars on blended learning and flipped classroom.

They are open to any participants who have a basic familiarity with the flipped classroom concept, – whether or not the workshop has been attended in the past. It is expected that participants have attended the flipped classroom seminar, viewed the lecture capture recording, or can demonstrate prior knowledge.

The aim is to provide participants with support on specific units or teaching modules. 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.

We are aware that UWA staff have differing needs, and will contact you to ascertain if you:

Already have an idea and are looking for specific support (eg active classroom tasks, using the LMS for the online component, participatory and engaged online activity)

Would like a more beginner’s step-by-step design workshop

Would like to discuss more about flipped classrooms, benefits and issues, concepts, and examples.

From this, we will schedule and organise the session to accommodate relevant needs. The objective is that you are supported in getting ready to teach using a flipped classroom approach.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Groups and Groupings Website | More Information
Effective learning activities involve group work, and the LMS has extensive opportunities for group activities and group management fulfilling its underpinning social constructivist theoretical base. The Moodle software manages groups through two facets: groups and groupings. In this workshop, participants will investigate the use of groups and groupings within an LMS unit. Participants will create groups and groupings and explore their use and management within the Learning Management System.
Monday 17
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Lecture Recording: Capturing a lecture on your desktop with PCAP Website | More Information
Echo360 Personal Capture is software that allows you to record your voice, your presentation and yourself to produce a short video recording or to record lectures specifically for an online audience, or summary or other recordings for learning purposes. In this workshop participants are introduced to set up, record, edit and publish their recording. The workshop is designed to be hands on with the expectation that participants will create a short recorded presentation and to publish it to the Lecture Capture System.

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