July 2012 Blog Posts (10)

FABENZ inaugural conference announcement





3 and 4 December, University of Auckland


Call for Abstracts is now open

All abstracts for the…


Added by Edward Flagg on July 25, 2012 at 10:46 — No Comments

SGID training: Policy, procedure & how-to

TPA is once again offering SGID facilitator training to all staff at Unitec.  

Full information and workshop sign-up are provided below.…


Added by Edward Flagg on July 19, 2012 at 13:59 — No Comments

June 2012 Update

Kia ora tatou!


As the weather has become colder and we are indoor more it is time to take care of ourselves. We encourage you to take time for family and friends. 


Upcoming Unitec Events

We are calling on all staff to submit abstracts for presentations at our 2012 Learning and Teaching Symposium.

Presentations must be related to the symposium theme and focus on an issue of interest to your colleagues.  Presentation slots are 35…


Added by Diana Ayling on July 19, 2012 at 10:58 — No Comments

70:20:10 - It’s not about the numbers, it’s all about change

Remembering Prof. Allan Tough (died 27 April 2012 aged 76 years) – a great man, a pioneer researcher into self-directed learning, a futurist, and author. Allen’s research was fundamental to 70:20:10 thinking.…


Added by Diana Ayling on July 19, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Inquiry into 21st learning environments and digital literacy.

New Zealand Parliament Science and Education Select Committee

The term ‘learning environment’ suggests learning happens in a place and space such as a school, a classroom, or a library. However, while much of 21st century learning takes place in physical locations, in today’s technology driven world, a learning environment can also be virtual, online or remote. The purpose of this inquiry is to investigate and provide recommendations on the best structures, tools, and communities,…


Added by Diana Ayling on July 17, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

A quiet word from the head of MI5

This piece raises the issue of how well we protect the value we create in academic institutions. Particularly at risk are resources created to support learning.


MI5 Chief warns about cyberattacks


  • Jonathan Evans, Director of MI5 said the amount of hostile activity being generated by foreign states in cyberspace was now…

Added by Diana Ayling on July 6, 2012 at 17:51 — No Comments

(Why) Do You Engage at Work?

Reflect for moment, if you will, about the reason(s) you engage at work - or don't engage.

In recent research conducted by Kingston University's Business School and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), motivation for engaging in work has been revealed to be a touch more complex…


Added by Edward Flagg on July 5, 2012 at 14:28 — No Comments

Developing your Student Evaluations

Getting feedback from students is a crucial component of any teaching practice: it allows us to monitor and help shape the student experience; it helps us to develop our teaching practice (and captured effectively, provides evidence of that good practice for our teaching portfolios, promotion portfolios, awards portfolios, and others); and student feedback provides valuable information for our programme teams so they may develop courses that better engage students - the number one…


Added by Edward Flagg on July 4, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Working to improve Retention and Success

Student retention and success (R&S) should be the highest priority for any educational institution. What happens between students and their teachers and amongst students themselves is critical to R&S, but everything about a student’s life affects their ability to prepare, participate, and perform in their programme. Educators cannot solve the challenges of our students, but we can be aware of those issues and provide reasonable, compassionate teaching and learning support when those…


Added by Edward Flagg on July 3, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

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