Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

The mid-session break allows time for reflection, especially if you are also marking and seeing the impact of the teaching so far on student knowledge and understanding. Thinking about the evidence you have of student engagement and learning as assessments are marked and feedback is given can inspire you to consider how you might connect further with students for the rest of the session. It is valuable to think about what has worked and what hasn't worked, and what you have observed in student engagement.

Regular connections:

Stay up to date with the Subject Delivery Guide.

Transitioning On-Campus to Online Delivery provides information and sources of support for academic staff transitioning from face-to- face to online delivery.

In addition to the workshops previous session recordings are available below.

More topics available on Charles Sturt Professional Learning on YouTube.




Presentation: Learning data and student engagement: Using the Trial Site Analytics dashboard

When: 12.00 - 1.00pm

For: all teaching staff


Delivering online learning creates new challenges, for it becomes much harder for educators to observe, control and adjust the learning process. Learning dashboards are useful in ‘de-cluttering data’ by the way they represent and visualise information about learners. In this session, two academic teaching staff will present the what, how and why of their use of the Trial Site Analytics Dashboard. Plan to be there as they share their experiences and insights!

Presenters: Saeed Shaeri, CSU Engineering; Clare Singh, School of Dentistry & Health Sciences; Stewart McKinney, DLT.

Zoom link:



Presentation: Interactive Orals Pilot Project

When: 3.00-4.00

For: all teaching staff


Are you thinking about your Session 2 subjects? And would you like to try an alternative assessment approach? Charles Sturt is running a pilot project on Interactive Orals - an authentic assessment approach, and a great alternative to exams. The session will present the 'What, Why and How' of the IOs and include insights from the academics who are already implementing this approach in subjects during Session 1.

Presenters: Amita Krautloher, Danielle Logan, academics from Faculties

Zoom link:

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Scholarly Activity Links and Information

Scholarly Activity

We have now finished the round of workshops set for April that focused on reflective writing, and the selection of artifacts for your scholarly activity.

If you were unable to attend, or you would like to review the session, here is a recording of the presentation. This is the full recording of the session as it was presented live. We will alert you to shorter captures in upcoming newsletter.

View the Stepping Further into Scholarly Activity slides. .

The DLT webpage can provide you with information about the Scholarly Environment model, the Scholarly Activity framework, planning your activity and collecting and recording your evidence.

Visit the Library Guides to learn about uploading scholarly activity into CRO for recording your activity.

These are the links to earlier workshops (2020).

Stepping into Scholarly Activity with Muhammed Yakin November 25

Stepping into Scholarly Activity with Paola Castillo & Eddie Oczkowski November 24

Visit Stepping into Scholarly Activity Slides to read the full slide set of the workshops.

Free External Resources

Professional Learning through the Division of People & Culture here at Charles Sturt.

Did you know that you can find many professional learning opportunities through the DPC website? Here are just a few ideas:

Linked-In Learning

Charles Sturt staff members have access to a wide range of online learning opportunities through LInked-In Learning.

Other professional learning opportunities can be found at this link:

A wide range of podcasts and YouTube talks can be found at this link:

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

Are you new to teaching, or just looking to upskill your practices in the current climate. The Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC is an open access, free development opportunity for all. Enrol now and learn at your own pace. Choose the modules you are interested in, or complete the full course for pathway opportunities towards further study.

For more information or enrolment details, please contact Deborah Scheele

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