Are you new to ACU? Interested in technology enhanced learning? Trying new things in your unit? These workshops are for you!
Delivery mode: Face-to-face and online
Duration: 1 hour
Frequency: Before the start of semesters one and two
Face-to-face and online Learning Environment Online (LEO) workshops run each semester on a range of LEO topics. Before the start of semester two, 2020, we are running one-hour LEO workshops for beginners, refreshers, and for those new to managing units.
LEO Guides: What is LEO?
Participants are welcome to attend online webinars, recordings will also be made available after sessions are over.
||23 September 2020
||Moderated Discussion Forums
Moderated Discussion Forums (Engaging the Online Learner)
In this Webinar we will be looking at Interactivity, Participation and Collaboration as the main supports to create an online Community of Inquiry (CoL). We will look at Social Presence, Cognitive Presence and Teacher Presence as the founding blocks to building a Community of Inquiry. This webinar will discuss ways a Discussion Forum can become a Social Media platform for your classes in which students take a more proactive role in the growth of an online community.
We also look at Gamification strategies to encourage student engagement through group and individual competition. In short, this Webinar will confirm that by adding value to a weekly Discussion Forum you can increase online student engagement with a few key strategies.
Moderated discussion forms will be a 1 x one hour webinar delivered via Zoom meeting room https://acu.zoom.us/my/leopd.
How to register
Register via Staff Connect https://staffconnect.acu.edu.au
Log on to Staff Connect -> go to Talent -> click on Training Programs -> click on Requested Courses -> click the green ‘Add’ button -> click in the Program box and choose (Learning and Teaching (LAT)) -> press the Search button, the workshops will show under Course -> work through the page numbers at the bottom of the screen to view all workshops -> choose required workshop to view details and ‘Apply’.
We will also be running Virtual drop-in sessions. There is no need to register for these. For more information about dates and times refer to Teaching online workshops and drop-ins.
Continuing support for teaching staff for semester 2
The Learning and Teaching Centre is running a range of online workshops to provide continuing support for teaching staff for semester 2. Sessions include Zoom, running online tutorials, Echo360 platform, ACU Unitpulse and virtual drop-ins. For a complete list of workshops and drop-ins on a variety of topics to get you quickly up to speed with teaching online, refer to Teaching online workshops and drop-ins.