People who study online tend to be mature-aged, bringing with them a lifetime of experiences and knowledges, both professional and personal. That expertise and experience often come from the sector relevant to their tertiary study; suiting it to incorporation into subject materials, helping to keep these contemporary and relevant for practice. The inclusion of these diverse experiences and knowledges can challenge us as educators, support innovation in teaching and learning, and encourage us to be critically reflective within our practice. Inclusion in the learning environment builds belonging and connectivity, engenders reciprocal respect and recognises everyone as colleagues. This challenges the usual hierarchy of teacher/student. Informed by democratising teaching and learning practices, this presentation offers a series of examples of how the authors and people studying online has contributed to subjects, adding an element of co-design.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2022
EventCSU EdX 2022 -
Duration: 14 Nov 202216 Nov 2022


ConferenceCSU EdX 2022
OtherCSEdX is a key professional learning event that celebrates best practices, explores our potential; and challenges us to provide every learner with a learning experience that is connected, relevant, thought-provoking, and future focussed.

It is the place where teaching academics can share and collaboratively learn about teaching practice: strategies, pedagogies, technologies, and approaches. The sessions offer the opportunity to explore ways to teach and to connect with peers to ‘talk teaching’.

It is the place to share the ways we improve our work through scholarly activity, bring discipline research into our teaching, and use student voices to guide teaching decisions.

CSEdX will drive innovative teaching and learning for 2023 because it offers an opportunity to bring together all staff who are connected to student learning: faculty academics and divisional staff who support the design of learning, or who lead student learning for 3 days of collective thinking and celebrating. It can be a flagship event at the university bringing together professional learning foci from across the year and shaping collective consideration of a conceptual direction for scholarly focus for the next 12 months- guiding the planning for what we need to be focussing on in teaching and scholarly activity for teaching.

The Charles Sturt EdX Conference is being held online in 2022.
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