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WIL in Science National Forum

The ACDS 2017 WIL in Science National Forum will be held at the ParkRoyal Hotel at Melbourne Airport on Friday 8th December 2017. This ACDS event ‘Building Successful WIL Partnerships in Science’ incorporates perspectives of students, industry and faculty teams. This forum is designed to assist Faculties to work towards a systematic embedding of WIL. […]

Unlocking the code to digital literac...

Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Nielson is an OLT Fellow working on the challenging concept of digital literacy. Jo works in the Department of Information Technology at Deakin University. She is looking for your contribution to a national framework to support digital literacy development.  Jo writes… How do you perceive your digital literacy capacity and preparedness to […]


The ASCILITE 2017 conference conference will be held at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba from 4 – 6 December 2017. The 2017 ASCILITE conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners and researchers from diverse contexts and fields to come together to critically discuss, imaginatively explore and passionately debate all things educational technology and […]

ACSME 2017 it’s a wrap!

Professor Jordan Nash opens ACSME 2017

ACSME 2017 was opened by the Monash Dean of Science, Professor Jordan Nash, who reminded the 190 participants from 43 institutions and organisations that we have the most inspiring subject matter to work with: ‘teaching how the world works’. The key note speaker Karen Burke da Silva then presented her own learning inspirations and career […]

BEAN17, the annual Biosciences Educat...

The Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) is holding its annual meeting in Canberra on Dec 11-12 at the Shine Dome. By popular demand, we’ll have another the forum dinner at the Monster Kitchen and Bar, which is now rated as one of the top places to eat in Australia! Registration is now open on Eventbrite: […]

HERDSA/ACEN Rekindled Driving Outcome...

Tuesday 26th September 2017, 9:30am –12:45pm Join us for registration and refreshments from 9.00am HERDSA Victoria Branch, ACEN and Monash University invite you to an event revisiting a selection of the 2017 HERDSA and ACEN conferences presentations. Keynote Presentation: Lisa Bolton, Research Manager QILT, Social Research Centre This session will include an overview of the […]

Communicate to engage in WIL

  Our research has revealed that science students are interested in work-integrated learning (WIL), but we need to communicate more if we want them to actively engage. Here are three recommendations from staff who design and deliver WIL in science on how we can communicate better.   We interviewed staff who design, deliver and lead […]

Webinar: Creating sustainable WIL pro...

  Liz Johnson and Jo Elliott presented insights from recent research on student engagement from the Successful WIL in Science project and discussed experiences in creating effective WIL leadership, in a recent webinar.   Click to view the ‘Creating Sustainable WIL programs with WIL in Science’ webinar recording and slides.   The webinar was presented […]

2017 ACDS Teaching & Learning Con...

Deans and Associate Deans Learning & Teaching, and other Faculty learning and teaching leaders came together at Monash University in Melbourne’s CBD on 17 and 18 July 2017.  Many thanks to all the presenters, the participants, and in particular the conference organisers: Tina Overton, Chris Thompson and Cristina Varsavsky, for an inspiring and thought provoking meeting. Opening […]

CLIPS: Communication Learning in Prac...

The University of Queensland has recently released a new resource site (CLIPS) for science students to support development of communication skills. Effective communication is one of the threshold learning outcomes for Australian science degrees. The CLIPS site provides science educators with prepared modules and support for students and is an open access resource. The CLIPS […]