HERDSA Conference July 6-9 Melbourne
It’s HERDSA time again and this year it is in Melbourne! HERDSA stands for Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia and as well as producing a high quality journal, they hold a yearly conference. This year it’s at Jeff’s Shed – also known as the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme is “Learning for life and work in a complex world” – keynote speakers include Dr Gardner Campbell, Dr Helen Chen and Dr George Seimens.
The conference is chaired by Deakin Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Beverley Oliver. Deakin had a big hand in the organising committee (thanks Rachael and Trish!) and there’ll be lots of Deakin folk both presenting and attending.
Deakin presenters include:
Jo Coldwell Neilson on student evaluation of teaching
Jan West on large scale research experiences for under graduates
Johnny Terziovski and Naomi Davis on Me in a Minute
Sophie McKenzie, Jo Coldwell and Stuart Palmer on career aspirations of IT studentsSusie McFarlane on workplace learning and mobile technology
Ian Story on teamwork
Karen Young and Rachael Hains-Wesson on Reflective Practice and STEM
Danielle Teychenne on emerging technology and employability
Trish McCluskey on leading teaching and learning
Posters by Deakin folk include:
Gail Fluker on synchronous communication software
Liz Johnson on science threshold learning outcomes
Julia and I on professional learning (We are presenting a peer-reviewed paper at ISSOLT in October, so stay tuned for that!)
It’ll be an informative and fun few days. We’ll let you know what we learnt when we return.