NEAS Canvas: Online Engagement and Beyond

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Date: 10th May 2018

Time: 12:20 – 13:05

Room: South Wharf

Presented By : Darren Brookes

 

In this session, the presenter will demonstrate a recent NEAS project that has involved NEAS assessors and support staff in the creation of an online suite of courses hosted within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). These online courses have been developed using resources from the face to face NEAS Quality Learning Series (QLS). The courses are designed to engage existing Academic Managers and teachers aspiring to a management role.

The courses are also designed to facilitate online communities of practice between practitioners at NEAS member centres located across Australia and South East Asia. By facilitating a community of practice between NEAS centres, it is envisaged that highly experienced managers and teachers will share and impart knowledge and skill sets to less experienced members, who are facing real barriers to best practice and improvements in quality at their centres.

The courses presented will include Strategy, Risk and Governance, Assessing Against Learning Outcomes and Enhancing the Student Experience. All three courses are offered in four week synchronous blocks, with the exception of Strategy, Risk and Governance, which is also offered as an asynchronous self-paced course that can be completed in a year. In addition, the presenter will refer to an online course developed for the 2018-19 Cambodia TESOL Regional Research Grant Recipient Scheme that is being hosted on the NEAS Canvas as part of the NEAS sponsorship of this scheme. The presenter will again show how this digital resource is being used to effect an online community of practice as a point of departure for more and less competent researchers to engage, share knowledge and skills and develop ongoing face to face professional relationships.