Harnessing social networking for professional learning

How a cross faculty wiki is being used to build capacity in online teaching

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePoster

Abstract

As Lecturers, Learning and Teaching (a recently established faculty
based role) a critical focus for us is to promote evidence-based good
teaching practice and support academics to develop effective online
learning environments in line with the 2017-2022 university strategy.
We wanted to find a way to target academic staff teaching in the online
space, who need to buy-in as users of new technology, who need to
apply technology to the best advantage pedagogically, and who need
information on the potential barriers to be overcome – all in a timely
way.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventImproving University Teaching Conference 2018 - Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie, Australia
Duration: 27 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
http://www.iutconference.com/ (Conference website)
http://www.iutconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IUT-2018-Draft-Program-90.pdf (program)
http://www.iutconference.com/conference-program/
https://www.che.ac.za/sites/default/files/IUT_Poster%202018.pdf (Conference poster)

Conference

ConferenceImproving University Teaching Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleNew Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching
CountryAustralia
CityPort Macquarie
Period27/06/1829/06/18
OtherThe International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT) invites you to join us for our 43rd annual forum, focused on the theme “New Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching,” hosted by the Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie, Australia. Each year the IUT Conference offers the opportunity for participants from across the globe to share practices, discoveries, and challenges in improving the effectiveness of postsecondary teaching and learning. The IUT Conference examines topics relevant to students, faculty, and staff in higher education as well as to representatives of business and organizations concerned with higher education.

The first IUT Conference was organized in 1975 in Heidelberg, Germany by Ben Massey of the University of Maryland system. Massey’s original aim was to stimulate discussion and improve the teaching skills of American university faculty and their European counterparts. Over time, the conference has grown in size and broadened its attendance to include participants from more than a dozen nations on six continents. After 27 years of guiding the conference, Massey retired in 2002. Jane Halonen of University of West Florida and Peter Seldin of Pace University succeeded him as co-directors of IUT. Their five years of collaborative leadership brought about renewal in the conference format and registration systems, and strong relationships with several universities around the globe.

In 2009, James Wilkinson of Harvard University and Todd Zakrajsek of the University of North Carolina succeeded Halonen and Seldin as co-directors. On their initiative IUT was chartered in 2011 as an independent, non-profit organization under United States law. The following year Wilkinson assumed sole responsibility as director and the Advisory Board was expanded to its current size of 13.

IUT is held in a different country each year. The conference emphasizes dialogue and sharing among participants through thought-provoking keynote addresses, interactive theme sessions, workshops, concurrent paper sessions, poster presentations, and a digital showcase. The small size of the conference helps to foster additional opportunities for informal exchange during the coffee breaks, lunches, and evening social events. Its expanding online presence promises to provide additional resources to the international teaching community throughout the year.
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Herbert, K., & Ridolfo, H. (2018). Harnessing social networking for professional learning: How a cross faculty wiki is being used to build capacity in online teaching. Poster session presented at Improving University Teaching Conference 2018, Port Macquarie, Australia.
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