Friday, 19 January 2018

Reaping the rewards of online teaching

The School hosted the MERQ Teaching, Challenges & Innovation Symposium 2017: Online Engagement in November 2017. Over 90 staff attended, which is a fantastic result, and we were delighted to have some of the School’s Summer Vacation Scholarship students join us.    

Prof Dragan Ilic, Prof Colleen Fisher from CAPHIA, A/Prof Basia Diug 
and FMNHS Deputy Dean of Education Prof Wayne Hodgson
The symposium showcased online teaching and engagement across Monash University and provided an overview, update on new practices and discussions about challenges faced by the integration of online teaching.  Discussions covered both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, innovations used and challenges faced at a Faculty level, using an Integrated Science and Practice approach (iSAP), use of the Respondus program to facilitate exam conditions online, and the incredible array of support services that e-Learning and the Teaching Research Support Unit provides to teachers within our Faculty. 

If you don’t want to miss out on the valuable updates and insights presented, you can download the key innovations and tools showcased. This PDF contains links to platforms, support services and useful theories about how to make online education more engaging.

View the video trailer of the symposium below.

And read a review of the symposium by one of our Summer Vacation Scholars.

The event organisers, A/Prof Basia Diug and Maria La China, sincerely thank the presenters and attendees, the Monash Education Academy, Monash Medical Education and Research Quality (MERQ), Council of Academic Public Health Institutions (CAPHIA) and the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences for their support of this successful event.