We’re Back! – Welcome

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RMIT Francis Ormond Building, Melbourne. Photo Credit jwbenwell @ flickr.com

Hi and welcome back to the teaching tomtom for 2015: The drum on learning and teaching: helping you navigate the tertiary education landscape.

The Learning and Teaching and Digital Learning Groups in the College of Design and Social Context (DSC) are all now back on deck and ready to beat the drum on the teaching tomtom.

This week we just want to say “Hi, we’re back!” and to let our academic and teaching staff at RMIT know who their Learning & Teaching Advisors are, as well as to introduce our new Digital Learning team.

Before the teaching tom tom gets down to weekly posts on issues of learning and teaching in the tertiary sector, we must say hello to the many sessonal lecturers, teachers and tutors. RMIT University has approximately 80,000 students, and as we are a university of design and technology, we pride ourselves with our involvement with industry. Sessional staff are the backbone to our industry connections. Current practitioners, as teachers and tutors, keep our programs and courses on target and connected. Students are exposed to current knowledge and practices in their respective disciplines. This keeps everything fresh, up-to-date and relevant.

We hope to make all our sessional staff feel at home and support you to feel fully equipped to lecture and teach students, sometimes after a hard day at your normal job. To that end the Design and Social Context College have run induction sessions for sessionals; one for Vocational Education teachers and another for Higher Education tutors and lecturers. From the feedback, these were a great success. Please bookmark this page http://www1.rmit.edu.au/dsc/sessionalstaff which has a wealth of resources for sessional staff.

This year we also welcome the Digital Learning Team to the college a new group dedicated to education development and support in the online space. They will be posting to the tomtom this year and also have a blog you may wish to follow at digitallearnteam.wordpress.com

We publish the tomtom every Thursday afternoon Melbourne time (UTC +10) during the Australian academic year. We look forward to your contributions and we hope you’ll comment or even write a post.

Guest writers are always welcome, so whether you are from RMIT or not, please contact us at teachingtomtom@rmit.edu.au for details.

RMIT University, College of Design and Social Context: Learning and Teaching Group and Digital Learning Team

Associate Professor Andrea Chester Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching
Learning and Teaching
John Benwell Principal Advisor, Learning & Teaching:    School of Architecture and Design
Angela Clarke Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: School of Art
Melanie Williams Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: School of Education
Kellyann Geurts Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: School of Fashion and Textiles
Meredith Seaman Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: College Projects
Ruth Moeller Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: School of Media and Communication
Dallas Wingrove Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: School of Property, Construction and Project Management
Helen McLean Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: Higher Education
Jane McGlashan Senior Advisor, Learning & Teaching: Vocational Education
Digital Learning
Angela Nicolettou Manager, Digital Learning Team
Erika Beljaars-Harris Senior Coordinator, Digital Learning Design
Howard Errey Senior Coordinator, Digital Learning Design
Cathy Leahy Project Officer, eLearning
Leigh Blackall Educational Developer, GLbD
Andrea Mclagan Educational Developer, GLbD

Please feel free to contact your School’s Learning & Teaching Advisor for assistance during the year.


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