HERDSA Notices 31 January 2024

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* HERDSA Webinar: Education for all
* Higher Education Research & Development: Call for Papers – Special Issue 2025
* Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC Semester 1
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Webinar: Education for all
Thursday 14th March 2024 - 1.00pm AEST (10am WST)

This presentation will outline the utility of using Mass Open Online Courses (MOOC) as a mechanism for supporting equity and diversity in tertiary education though the medium of advances in technology enhanced leaning. Specifically, it will cover:

0-10 minutes: What are MOOCs co-production and how are they being used in the learning and teaching community
10-25 minutes: Co-production of MOOCs from the perspective from autistic individuals
25-35 minutes: Practical considerations for developing online learning that promotes diversity and equity in learning and teaching
35-45 What next for MOOCs, how can we develop co-produced authentic learning and teaching experiences? Discussion panel session

Presenters: Dr Ben Milbourn, Katherine Browne, Dr Wenn Lawson, Professor Sonya Girdler

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series


Higher Education Research & Development: Call for Papers – Special Issue 2025
Full article deadline – 30 April 2024

Submissions are invited for HERD's 2025 Special Issue, "Reimagining Higher Education Learning Spaces: Assembling Theory, Methods, and Practice", led by Stephen Marshall, Samuel Elkington and Jill Dickinson.

Share your theoretical, pedagogical, and methodological insights that examine new and emerging learning and teaching spatial practice ecologies in HE.

Pushing beyond normative conceptualisations and totalising critiques of learning spaces in HE, this Special Issue invites international contributions that seek to reimagine spaces and places for learning according to the level of complexity, nuance, and depth that they exhibit and the neoteric topologies of connection, social meaning, and practice that they promote. Contributions might represent, connect, and assemble new theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and/or practical interventions to explore any, or a combination, of the following illustrative spatial themes: Connected space / Embodied space / Relational space / (Socio)Material space

Papers should be submitted in their final polished and complete state for review by 30th April 2024 via Submission Portal.

Further information: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalNewsAndOffers?journalCode=cher20


Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC Semester 1
12 February 2024 – 30 June 2024

Last year 1,800 people registered for the MOOC. If you missed out then Semester 1, 2024 enrolments have opened for the Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC. There are 24 modules to choose from!

This course is for those who:
• teach in higher education anywhere in the world
• want content designed by learning and teaching experts
• seek to enhance their teaching and their students’ learning
• are interested in scoping the course for their institution’s professional development program
• are sessional, contract or continuing teachers.

You can choose which modules you explore and when, but we recommend one of the four pathways: new to teaching, enhancing student learning, enhancing your teaching practice or leading learning and teaching. An enhanced feature is that participants completing any of the four pathways can receive a digital badge for that pathway. Study is self-paced in two-hour modules that can be completed over a semester.

MOOC content is available to universities to share and adapt under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. The course is presented under the auspices of the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) and is led by A/Prof Agnes Bosanquet (Macquarie University) and A/Prof Marina Harvey.

Enrol here: https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/FPXJJW

Further information: agnes.bosanquet@mq.edu.au


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Work-integrated learning: opportunities and challenges in Australia, Denise Jackson, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2024.2307929

Success and self-determination: a systematic review of the narratives of students and graduates with disabilities, Anabel Moriña & Maria Helena Martins, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2293191



In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.