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Dean: Centre for Higher Education Development, UCT

The University of Cape Town is looking for a visionary leader in the field of educational development to take the Centre for Higher Education Development into a new direction. CHED has built a national and international reputation in the area of educational development over two decades and it is currently refocusing its work to respond to the new challenges of teaching and learning in South Africa in the 21st Century.

Reporting to the DVC for Teaching and Learning, the dean will be responsible for the reconceptualization of the work of CHED and providing support to all faculties in the implementation of UCT Teaching and Learning Strategy. As part of the senior management group of the University, he/she will contribute to the strategic and operational leadership of the University as a whole.

Further information: http://bit.ly/CHEDDean
Enquiries: Mr Craig Alexander at recruitment01@uct.ac.za

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Program Coordinator @Uni of Canberra College

Closing date: 1st September

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International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning ISSOLTL 19

When: 9-12 October

Where: Atlanta, Georgia, UAS

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is helping to change the direction of higher education around the world. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University is proud to be hosting ISSOTL 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta’s dynamic fusion of traditional southern charm with a culturally diverse, inclusive community serves as the perfect backdrop for ISSOTL 2019. The theme, SoTL Without Borders: Engaged Practices for Social Change, aims to examine global teaching practices in a meaningful way in the heart of the city of Atlanta.

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Student Relationship Engagement System (SRES) Conference

This free one-day event will bring together educators from the University of Sydney and other institutions to share good practice around personalising student learning through SRES. Whether you’ve never heard of SRES or are an experienced user, you’ll get something out of hearing how educators are engaging students, fostering positive relationships, and providing timely personalised feedback and support using relevant data.

I used to give students feedback once at the end of 12 weeks. Now with SRES, I give better feedback every week, in half the time.

From in-class grading and feedback to personalised web portals; from peer feedback and self reflection to getting to know your cohort; from fostering positive attendance patterns to identifying and supporting at risk students; from leveraging Canvas data to powerful personalised emails – SRES has something that every educator can use.

Within our faculty, SRES has helped change in how we look at student data and how we can better use it.

Through SRESCon, we hope to help even more educators use the right data the right way to improve students’ learning experiences and outcomes, all while saving time and improving quality. SRES is freely available to institutions other than Sydney.

Key details

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 9:00 am

Venue: The University of Sydney, main campus (Camperdown)

Cost: Free (registration essential)

We welcome attendees from any institution. A Zoom option will be made available for remote attendees.

 

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Lecturer in Statistics @ Macquarie University

Closing Date: 13th September

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Senior Lecturer in Engineering – Teaching Specialist (Academic)

Closing date: 11th September

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Associate Professor or Professor of Statistics/Analytics – AUT (Auckland, NZ)

Closing date: 30th September

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Lecturer, Statistics/Mathematics @ Edith Cowan University

Closing date: 18th August

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Kaggle-in-class Data Challenges Can Boost Student Learning

AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

Date & Time: Monday 19 August 2019, 1-2pm AEST (GMT+10)

Speaker: Julia Polak (Melbourne)

Title: Kaggle-in-class Data Challenges Can Boost Student Learning

Abstract: Kaggle is a data modeling competition service, where participants compete to build a model with lower predictive error than other participants. Several years ago they released a reduced service that enables instructors to run competitions in a classroom setting. This paper describes the results of an experiment to determine if participating in a predictive modeling competition enhances learning. The evidence suggests it does. In addition, students were surveyed to examine if the competition improved engagement and interest in the class.

Location: Online via Zoom: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/787759102

Use the link above to participate on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device.

See here for details for connecting via a H.323/SIP videoconferencing room.

Seminar recording: will be available from the seminar website afterwards

This is a joint seminar with the Melbourne MSLC Occasional Seminar series

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Research Fellow in the School of Physical and Mathematical Science @ Nanyang Tech Uni, Singapore

Closing date: 1st September

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Tenure-Track Appointment in Science, Mathematics, and/or Statistics @ Harvard Uni

Closing date: 28th August

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EdTechPosium 2019

Where: ANU, Canberra

When: Monday 28th – Tuesday 29th October

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EdTechPosium is a two-day conference that is held annually in Canberra to share, network, collaborate, and learn new ideas about enhancing education through technology. It is an opportunity for university teachers and learning professionals to learn from each other and from others interested in educational technology in schools, government, private providers, libraries, museums, galleries, and vocational education.
This year the conference is hosted by the Australian National University (Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 October 2019), and this year’s theme is “Place, Purpose, Possibilities”. We welcome proposals for presentations and workshops around this theme.
Proposals for presentations and workshops are invited until Monday 19 August 2019.
Registration: now open, with earlybird discount until 30 August. See the website for details of our six highly engaging expert keynotes and the draft program.

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Mathematics: The Greatest Show – 2019 MANSW Annual Conference

Location: Crowne Plaza, Terrigal –

Time: September 20-22, 2019.

The keynote speakers are Matt Parker and Doug Clarke.

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15th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project

Location: Maynooth University, Ireland

Date: 4–9 August 2019

Theme: ‘Theory and Practice: An Interface or A Great Divide?’

For information contact Alan Rogerson: alan@cdnalma.poznan.pl

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International Congress on Maths Education (ICME)

When: 12 – 19 July, 2020

Where: Shanghai, China

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International Conference on Learning

When: 13 – 15 July 2020

Where: University of Valencia

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Nordic Conference on Maths Education (NORMA)

Where: Oslo

When: 2 – 5 Jun 2020

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Greek Association of Researchers in Maths Education (GARME)

Where: University of Cyprus

When: 6 – 8 December

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AMS International Meetings

The AMS joins a host society from another country once a year to organize these meetings for members of the mathematical community both in the U.S. and abroad.

The scientific program of these meetings includes plenary talks of general interest and focused special sessions featuring current research in specific areas. In addition, these meetings offer new opportunities for broadening research contacts.

Next International Meetings

  • July 5 – 9, 2021, Grenoble, France
    AMS-SMF-EMS Joint International Meeting
  • July 19 – 23, 2021, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Mathematical Congress of the Americas 2021 (MCA2021), the third Mathematical Congress of the Americas (MCA)

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Kaggle-in-class Data Challenges Can Boost Student Learning

AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

Date & Time: Monday 19 August 2019, 1-2pm AEST (GMT+10)

Speaker: Julia Polak (Melbourne)

Title: Kaggle-in-class Data Challenges Can Boost Student Learning

Abstract: Kaggle is a data modeling competition service, where participants compete to build a model with lower predictive error than other participants. Several years ago they released a reduced service that enables instructors to run competitions in a classroom setting. This paper describes the results of an experiment to determine if participating in a predictive modeling competition enhances learning. The evidence suggests it does. In addition, students were surveyed to examine if the competition improved engagement and interest in the class.

Location: Online via Zoom: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/787759102

Use the link above to participate on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device.

See here for details for connecting via a H.323/SIP videoconferencing room.

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