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OLT Award for Michael Jennings

We would like to congratulate Michael Jennings from the School of Mathematics and Physics at University of Queensland on receiving an Office for Learning and Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence recently.michael-jennings.jpg

Michael is an Associate Lecturer in Mathematics, currently completing a Phd in mathematics education, who coordinates a number of first year mathematics subjects and has a research interest in the students’ transition from secondary to university mathematics. His teaching philosophy is based on identifying and then building upon students’ current knowledge and he relates mathematics to everyday contexts through real-life case studies that illustrate the usefulness and beauty of mathematics.  Michael uses technology to gather data and then design innovative resources that support diverse student cohorts, including the internationally renowned Get Set feedback system.

Michael has been an active member of the FYiMaths network and has been involved in number of OLT projects in recent years, including GetSet formative feedback system and SmartAss self-testing system, as well as numerous projects at UQ.

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Future of learning and teaching initiatives in Australia – call for submissions

From 1 July 2016 a new learning and teaching institute will replace the Office for Learning and Teaching.

The government invites interested parties to provide written submissions ahead of the roundtable discussions in July. Submissions will be used to inform the starting point of the discussions.From 21 July 2015 Professor Ross Milbourne, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney, will lead a series of roundtable discussions with the higher education sector on the establishment of the new institute.

for more information see this link 

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OLT Awards Workshops

Are you thinking of applying for an Office for Learning and Teaching award?

The OLT are holding workshops in February and March;

Friday, 20 February 2015 OLT Awards Workshop Sydney 2015
Monday, 23 February 2015 OLT Awards Workshop Melbourne 2015
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 OLT Awards Workshop Brisbane 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 OLT Awards Workshop Canberra 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015 OLT Awards Workshop Perth 2015

For more details go to www.olt.gov.au and click on the events calendar.

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Office for Learning and Teaching – Information Sessions – 2015 Grants, Awards and Fellowships

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The Office for Learning and Teaching are running a series of information sessions to discuss enhancements to OLT programmes.

The information sessions will cover the OLT’s Grants, Fellowships and Awards Programmes, and will have a specific focus on applying for 2015 Grants. The sessions will also include a mini-workshop by Tilly Hinton, OLT Secondee, on project impact, which is a criterion for 2015 Grants.

The information for the Victorian and Tasmanian sessions are:

Victoria: Thursday 23 October, Melbourne, at Monash University Conference Centre

Tasmania: Wednesday 22 October, Hobart, at UTAS

Online session: Monday 27 October (will be via Go-To-Meeting)

The flyers for the Victorian, Tasmanian and online session are attached.

Registration is done online, and the OLT will send a confirmation email with details of the venue to participants in due course.

The OLT would be grateful if you could encourage all potential applicants to attend this…

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