Latest ALTF News
Invitation to participate in survey exploring digital literacy in the context of Higher Education Australia
6th October 2017
ALT Fellow, Jo Coldwell-Neilson is seeking your assistance in relation to her Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship which is exploring digital literacy in the context of Higher Education in Australia.
Jo invites you to participate in a survey of staff who are involved in teaching higher education students. This study aims to:
- explore academic staff self-perceptions of their digital literacy capabilities, and
- identify academic staff expectations of their students digital literacy skills on entry into higher education institutions.
Would you like your post-secondary and senior high-school students to self-assess their employABILITY?
4th October 2017
ALTF Fellow and project leader, Dawn Bennett, has launched the Student Employability Starter Kit as part of her fellowship that responds to the demand for change within higher education teaching and among students and graduates by operationalising program-wide employability development.
4th October 2017
Our featured fellow for October / November is 2015 OLT National teaching Fellow Sarah O’Shea.
Based on her desire to influence educational equity across HE institutions and the sector more broadly, over the last two decades A/Professor O’Shea has worked as both a researcher and practitioner in the field of university access and participation. Sarah’s skills at steering educational equity initiatives between various universities was recognised in 2012 when awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching Citation for ‘sustained commitment to student transition to university and educational equity in order to facilitate a culture of engagement’. This award acknowledged a decade of leadership in devising and implementing programs/resources to support students from diverse backgrounds (e.g. first in family, low socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds, Indigenous students, ‘second-chance’ learners and students who parent).