Professional Learning

Opportunities available for December 2019

December 2019

The professional learning opportunities from the Division of Learning & Teaching are listed below.


Please take at look the workshops on offer and click here if you would like any additional topics that are not already listed.

How to bring you class alive with active learning strategies and technology!

3 December 2019, Bring your class (online/on campus) Alive using Active Learning Strategies and Technology. 12.30pm, Everyone welcome.

Active learning has been proven to improve academic outcome and provide a better way of learning for the students. In this session you will become familiar with using two technologies married with two active learning strategies (Peer Instruction and Think-Pair-Share).


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Would you like help with writing criteria and standards?

4 December 2019, Writing criteria and standards. 1pm, Everyone welcome.

This workshop will be helpful for those writing criteria and standards for their assessment tasks. We will look at learning outcomes, the student actions based on the outcomes and writing criteria in alignment. Standards that differentiate the levels of achievement for each criteria will be discussed and principles for developing a rubric will be employed to create the marking scheme for an assessment task.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

How you could use Virtual Reality within your Subjects!

6 December 2019, Virtual Reality (VR) presentation. 12pm, Everyone welcome.

This is your chance to learn more about this fast growing field, and the role that mixed reality is playing in education. Several topics will be covered by the presenter, Dr Zeynep Taçgın, including: • The Virtual Reality (VR) operating room project, myVOR • Research into VR instructional design and evaluation of the data gathered (paper being written) • A taster subject for the Open Education platform – “Utilising mixed reality technology in education”. • Report on the VR conference in Sydney • Preview of her upcoming book “Virtual and Augmented Reality Education Handbook.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Drop-in Sessions for Sessional Staff!

Drop In Sessions for Sessional Staff. 11am, Everyone Welcome.

December 6, 13 & 20


See our range of useful PD resources at http://uimagine.edu.au/csupd/


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Want to know more about Gulaay Indigenous Curriculum, Pedagogy and Resources team?

Contact us for further information:

Barb Hill: bahill@csu.edu.au

Melinda Lewis: melewis@csu.edu.au

Jade Flynn: jflynn@csu.edu.au

Need help with Learning Technologies, Spaces, Resources and Analytics?

Learning Spaces Portal Pilot: http://learningspaces.csu.edu.au

Academics are invited to use the Learning Spaces Portal, which is currently being piloted, and give feedback. See a demo of how it works here: Video


Professional Learning is available on request. Contact:

Learning Technologies and Learning Spaces: phua@csu.edu.au and rstewart-allan@csu.edu.au

Learning Resources: Jwright@csu.edu.au

Learning Analytics: SMcKinney@csu.edu.au

We can help you apply the course design process to your course review...

Course design professional learning is available on request. Contact:

Faculty of Arts and Education: Denise Wood dwood@csu.edu.au

Faculty of Science: Greg Auhl gauhl@csu.edu.au

Faculty of Business Justice and Behavioural Sciences: Sally McCarthy samccarthy@csu.edu.au


Watch: - Why course review, design and development is important at CSU: Video


Before you begin your course review, take a look at the new Course Design Professional Learning web page. The pages include FAQs on the Course Design Process, Step-by-Step Instructions on using CourseSpace and links to further Professional Learning on course design from across the university.

Want to know more about innovation and open education practices?

Please contact the uImagine team for further information:

Lyn Hay (Innovation): lhay@csu.edu.au

Val Peachey (Open): vpeachey@csu.edu.au

Welcome to the new DLT Newsletter!

The Division of Learning and Teaching have just launched their Newsletter which highlights their activities, functions and some staff profiles. Here is the link: DLT News

We also have Professional Development and Teaching Resources to support you!


Here is the link to the Divisions Learning and Teaching Professional Development and Teaching Resources web page.


You may also want to use learning and teaching shared resources within DOMS. Although, you will need to use your CSU login, which then gives you access to more than 750 resources.

For further information contact: kstanley@csu.edu.au