BLT Bytes

Timely takeaways for teachers

Annabel Orchard, Cherry Stewart, Alberto Gonzalez, Barbara Macfarlan, Kirsten Schliephake, Tammy Smith

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Abstract

Learning design is part of the multifaceted role of the university teacher. However, very few university teachers have expertise in this field. The Educational Design Team at Monash University is addressing this need by developing a suite of digitally enabled capacity-building resources to support teachers at their point of need as they work towards enhancing teaching and learning practice. These resources, known as the BLT (Better Learning and Teaching) Bytes, provide just-in-time answers whilst also enabling and enhancing further understanding of the learning design process. These self-access digital resources are designed to support individuals and foster the development of communities of practice. This paper addresses the rationale for a just-in-time approach to professional learning in the higher education context. It describes the range of strategies that the educational design team has implemented in order to meet the complex professional development needs of university teaching staff.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ASCILITE 2014 - Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
EditorsB. Hegarty, J. McDonald, S.-K. Loke
Place of PublicationQueensland, Australia
PublisherASCILITE
Pages722-725
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2014 - Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 23 Nov 201426 Nov 2014

Other

Other31st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2014
CountryNew Zealand
CityDunedin
Period23/11/1426/11/14

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Keywords

  • Capacity building
  • Digital resources
  • Professional learning
  • Technology integration

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    Orchard, A., Stewart, C., Gonzalez, A., Macfarlan, B., Schliephake, K., & Smith, T. (2014). BLT Bytes: Timely takeaways for teachers. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S-K. Loke (Eds.), Proceedings of ASCILITE 2014 - Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education (pp. 722-725). Queensland, Australia: ASCILITE.