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How to nominate for the Australian Awards for University Teaching. A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development. School of Education & Learning and Teaching Unit, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development

Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry. About the Book Teaching in Blended Learning Environments provides a coherent framework in which to explore the transformative concept of blended learning.

Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry

Blended learning can be defined as the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies. A direct result of the transformative innovation of virtual communication and online learning communities, blended learning environments have created new ways for teachers and students to engage, interact, and collaborate. The authors argue that this new learning environment necessitates significant role adjustments for instructors and generates a need to understand the aspects of teaching presence required of deep and meaningful learning outcomes.

About the Authors Norman D. David Kolb. Taken from How to be an e-tutor by Dr Richard Mobbs.

David Kolb

Used with permission. In 1984, David A. Kolb, published a ground breaking book entitled Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development (Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1984). This book essentially exposed the principle that a person would learn through discovery and experience. The reason the theory is called "experiential" is its intellectual origins are taken from the experiential work of Lewin, Piaget, Dewey, Freire and James, forming a unique perspective on learning and development. Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) provides a holistic model of the learning process and is a multi-linear model of adult development, both of which are consistent with what we know about how we naturally learn, grow, and develop.

The shape of things to come higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020. Backgrounder-future-demand-for-higher-education-in-australia. Trends global higher education 2009 world conference en. CUC Report. Teaching at the heart of the system - Speeches. Thank you to Universities UK (UUK) for hosting us today.

Teaching at the heart of the system - Speeches

In my first speech on universities a month ago, I addressed the subject of international education. I am proud of the sector’s international standing and reputation around the world. Today, I want to reflect further on what underpins this excellence, and what more we can do to enhance it. Jo Johnson commits to Teaching Excellence Framework. The government is “committed to introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework” in England, according to Jo Johnson, the universities and science minister.

Jo Johnson commits to Teaching Excellence Framework

Mr Johnson made the comment in a statement accompanying the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s launch of its consultation on new quality assurance arrangements. Hefce’s consultation also gives some further details about the TEF, which the Conservatives committed to introducing in their election manifesto. There will be a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation with the sector on the TEF in the autumn, Hefce said. Teaching excellence framework (TEF): everything you need to know. Interim Report. Scientific Poster PowerPoint Templates.

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The Cynefin Framework - Problem-Solving Skills From MindTools.com. Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process © iStockphotoJaap2 Make the best move with the Cynefin framework.

The Cynefin Framework - Problem-Solving Skills From MindTools.com

The most effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a "one-size-fits-all" process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances. Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development. In today’s ever-evolving workforce, lifelong learning is the key to gainful and fulfilling employment—which is why successful professionals are always on the lookout for quality continuing education, designed to drive career advancement.

Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development

That being said, industry-relevant, postsecondary certificates are fast becoming the “new black” in professional development, at a time when employers and employees alike are increasingly focused on maximizing their return on training and tuition investment. In fact, studies show that certificates can indeed serve as a gateway to higher pay (as much as 25 percent), increased responsibility and greater job satisfaction—especially when provided by a highly regarded and regionally accredited university, with a vast network of industry partners. And online certificate programs offer a unique opportunity to fit professional development into busy schedules and workplaces, by making it possible to complete them from anywhere, at any time. Susan C. Effectiveness Over Efficiency: How to Succeed in Today’s Higher Ed Market. The higher education space is in flux, but it has yet to face a true crisis that forces wholesale changes industry wide.

Effectiveness Over Efficiency: How to Succeed in Today’s Higher Ed Market

That said, given the massive changes in demographics, the only barriers truly standing in the way of such a crisis are the quickly diminishing state subsidies that allow institutions to maintain their status quo operational models—and those walls are tumbling down. The majority of today’s students are non-traditional and expect to be treated as customers.

This means institutions can no longer be successful trying to serve everyone everything; finding a niche and being the best at serving that niche is the name of the game. In this interview, Hunt Lambert expands on that idea and shares his thoughts on what that truly means for today’s colleges and universities. Click here to read key takeaways. Employability and quality of life. A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making. Executive Summary Reprint: R0711C Many executives are surprised when previously successful leadership approaches fail in new situations, but different contexts call for different kinds of responses.

A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making

Before addressing a situation, leaders need to recognize which context governs it—and tailor their actions accordingly. White House: Innovation in Higher Education. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the White House. The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education, to help prepare for the conversation.

The event organizers made it clear that no media or social media was allowed during the event in order to have an open brainstorming session. Explain Everything - Whiteboard, Annotation and a Touch of Awesome. DigiExplanations. Go8-may-2015. The Australian Idea of a University. … we must preserve the unworldly space in which university teachers are able to reveal to their students what it means, mostly deeply, to devote one’s life to an academic vocation—to live an answer to Callicles. Glyn_Davis.pdf. The Coming Reformation of American Higher Ed. The National Academy for Academic Leadership. Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.