[HERDSA]: News on Wed 9th June 2010
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Wed Jun 9 09:26:58 EST 2010
Dear List Members
This week we have:
Latest News from HERDSA 2010 Conference - Full Programme now online.
Positions vacant in Hong Kong
Call for Reviewers. The Education 2011-2021: Global challenges and
perspectives of blended and distance learning Summit
News from Higher Education
1) HERDSA 2010 FULL PROGRAM NOW ONLINE
I am delighted to let you know that the full program for the HERDSA 2010
Conference, proudly hosted by the Higher Education Research Group of Deakin
University, is now available online at:
With the theme Reshaping Higher Education, this years HERDSA Conference
promises to be timely and relevant to staff and leaders across the higher
education and vocational education and training sectors in Australasia.
Proudly hosted by Deakin University at the beautiful Hilton on the Park
Hotel in downtown Melbourne, this years conference offers six plenary
sessions from outstanding scholars and leaders from four countries:
The Director of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
at the University of British Columbia, Associate Professor Gary Poole;
Chief Executive of Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, Phil Ker;
Associate Professor Leesa Wheelahan from the L.H. Martin Institute for
Higher Education Leadership and Management at the University of Melbourne;
Professor Carmel McNaught from The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
The Manager for Student Engagement at La Trobe University, Ngaere Blair; and
The CEO of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Dr Carol Nicholl.
Submissions from twelve countries have ensured a varied and high quality
program of workshops, full papers, showcases, posters and plenary sessions
covering aspects of reshaping policy, practice, research, leadership and
student outcomes. There is something for everyone at this years
Join us at the beautiful Hilton on the Park in downtown Melbourne.
Register online at: http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2010/registration.html
We look forward to seeing you at HERDSA 2010 in July.
HERDSA 2010 Conference Convener
2) POSITIONS VACANT (HONG KONG)
Mike Prosser writes from Hong Kong
The Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of
Hong Kong has two positions available. The first a Full Professor/Associate
Professor and the second Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
1) Professor/Associate Professor in Assessment in Higher Education
2) Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning in
3) FORTHCOMING EVENTS
1) Transforming Assessment Webinar Series Update
Wednesday 23 June 2010 "Assessing learner contributions to online
The recording of the session "Assessing students' Web 2.0 activities" held
on 28 May is now available.2. Future session 23 June 2010
"Assessing learner contributions to online discussions"
Presenter: Bobby Elliott (Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK)
This webinar looks at the assessment of online writing in general and the
assessment of online discussion boards in particular. It reports on a review
of the current literature relating to the assessment of online discussions,
and critically evaluates the rubrics currently used to grade student
contributions. It concludes by suggesting best practice in the construction
of such rubrics.
Audience members are encouraged to participate and contribute their
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 at 16:30 Australian Central Standard time.
See your equivalent local time:
A recording of the session will be published after the event.
Online via your web browser. Hosted by the University of Adelaide, Australia
using the Wimba virtual classroom.
To join the webinar go to:
http://188.8.131.52/launcher.cgi?room=transformingassessment (and run the
So that we can gauge expected numbers please RSVP via email to:
info at transformingassessment.com
Please use the subject line:
"RSVP for B.E. webinar <date>"
Recording of 26 May session now available.
"Assessing students' Web 2.0 activities"
To view and download the session in a number of formats please go to
These webinars are part of a series of free events being held in 2010.
Invited expert speakers have agreed to deliver on a range of e-assessment
topics throughout the year covering examples from around the world
showcasing e-assessment and the use of technologies in education such as
social networking systems, virtual worlds (second life, open sim etc),
serious games, sims, blogs, wikis, e-portfolios, LMS (Moodle, blackboard
etc), voting (phone/clickers), virtual labs, remote labs and augmented
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past events,
further project information and participation/technical information on using
the Wimba system can be found on our website at
2) Advance notice of the 15th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum
to be held from 7 10 November 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.
With the theme Racing to the Future: Innovation, Integration and
Transformation, this Forum will provide the opportunity for speakers and
delegates to discuss the many and varied issues affecting the continuum of
medical education, at a time when there is considerable and very rapid
change. The medical workforce is about to expand significantly with the
growth in medical graduates and this provides challenges for us all.
Two important key dates are approaching, with registration opening on 21
June and abstract submissions closing on 5 July 2010.
Further information is available on the website www.pmcv.com.au
3) Call for contributions - ascilite 2010
Call for full and concise papers, posters, symposium and workshops for
ascilite 2010 conference exploring the theme Curriculum, technology &
transformation for an unknown future. For more information about the
ascilite 2010 Conference visit:
4) Postgraduate Supervision Research Conference, South Africa, 2011.
The third biennial international postgraduate supervision research
conference will take place at the Spier Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, South
Africa on 18 21 April 2011. Abstracts for participation are due 15 August
2010. Please consult www.postgraduate2011.co.za or www.sun.ac.za/chae for
4) Call for Reviewers. The Education 2011-2021: Global challenges and
perspectives of blended and distance learning Summit.
DE Hub and ODLAA are compiling a review panel for our Summit. The panel will
be review proposals submitted against our themes, as listed here:
I would like to invite you to recommend individuals who you feel would be
interested in reviewing for us, or alternatively, please forward on this
email for their review.
The Education 2011-2021: Global challenges and perspectives of blended and
distance learning Summit (www.dehub.edu.au/summit2011) will take place at
the Dockside Venue, Sydney, on 14-18 February, 2011.
This gathering of thinkers, researchers, practitioners and industry experts
in the field of distance education will debate the global research, practice
and professional agenda. Proposals will shortly be invited for full papers,
research notes, posters, workshops and plenary panels.
DE Hub and ODLAA would like to extend an invitation to submit an expression
of interest in being a reviewer for the Education 2011-2021 Summit. We will
advise you of your acceptance post receipt of your expression of interest
and promise to only send a maximum of three papers in your direction.
To express your interest in reviewing for the Summit please complete the
following details and email this to dehub at une.edu.au
Brief details of reviewing experience:
Preferred Review Topics (please delete those that do not apply):
Distance Education Research and Development
Distance Education Community and Open Learning
Distance Education Learning and Teaching
Global Perspectives of Blended and Distance Learning
Distance Education Quality Assurance
Corporate Involvement in Distance Education
Distance Education Technologies and Transformations
Innovation using Technology in blended and distance learning
Strategic Collaboration and Partnerships in Distance Education
Internalisation - impacts, issues and concerns for blended and
Leadership in Distance Education
Ms Debbie Bridge
DE Hub: Innovation in Distance Education
University of New England
Tel: +61 (2) 6773 3863
Fax: +61 (2) 6773 3284
Email: dbridge2 at une.edu.au
5) Scholarship Opportunity
2011 Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Vocational Education & Training.
Applications are now open for the 2011 Fulbright Professional Scholarship in
Vocational Education and Training sponsored by the Department of Education,
Employment and Workplace Relations. Valued at up to A$30,000 this
Scholarship supports 3 4 months of professional development or research in
the United States. The Scholarship period may be started any time between 1
July 2011 and 30 June 2012.
This Scholarship is for an Australian citizen who works in the vocational
education and training sector, or is a training leader in business and
industry. As a guideline, Fulbright Professional Scholars are generally aged
between 30 45 years. It is open to:
employees, including teachers, managers, and administrators, or private and
public registered training organisations; and
people who are leading vocational education and training strategies within
Preference will be given to those who have a record of achievement and are
poised for advancement to senior levels.
The program undertaken should concern current vocational education and
training policy or practice. The proposal must include an educational
component (such as a short-course and/or research) and may involve other
forms of professional experience including visits to relevant organisations.
For further information and application forms see www.fulbright.com.au
Applications close 31 August 2010.
6) News from Higher Education.
GLOBAL: The rise of the multiversity
Some scholars date the beginnings of globalisation from the first move of
people out of Africa, writes Simon Marginson for The Chronicle of Higher
Education. Some date it from the spread of world religions Buddhism,
Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Others date it from the imperial European
empires, the Napoleonic wars or the expanded trade and migration in the
second half of the Victorian era.
More on the Chronicle of Higher Education site
NEW ZEALAND: Universities raise entry requirements
Some of New Zealands eight universities are raising their entry
requirements to try to control student numbers. The institutions have found
themselves in a difficult position since the recession struck because it has
prompted more people to seek a university education. But the government has
made no change to its strict limits on enrolments.
Full report on University World News site
More information about the HERDSA