PD Calendar

Each semester OLT offers a range of Professional Development (PD) activities that provide in-depth training for Higher Education and VET staff.

Note: Click on the PD title to read more about the activity and to enrol.

Date PD Title
Wednesday 5th July to Friday 7th July 2017 (2.5 days)
venue: Casuarina Campus, Orange 1.3.15
Orientation to Tertiary Teaching @ CDU
FOR: All new HE teaching staff from EHSE and LEBA
presenters: OLT Higher Education and Training Developers

Introduction to Learnline: Assisting Students
Overview: Introductory unit for academic staff whose primary role is to support unit delivery.
FOR: New or existing staff involved in assisting online students.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

It is expected that all new teaching staff will enrol in one or both of the introductory professional development units.

Creating UnitsIntroduction to Learnline: Creating Units
Overview: Introductory unit for academic staff involved in design and delivery of online units.
FOR: New staff involved as instructors in online units.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

It is expected that all new teaching staff will enrol in one or both of the introductory professional development units.

Blackboard CollaborateOnline Classroom
Overview: Introductory unit for academic staff new to using the Collaborate online classroom
FOR: New or existing staff using the Collaborate Online Classroom
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Creating and Moderating Online DiscussionsCreating and Moderating Online Discussions
Overview: This unit is about managing online discussions.
FOR: Lecturers who use online discussions in their units.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Giving Students FeedbackGiving Students Feedback
Overview: The what, why, when and how of giving feedback.
FOR: New or existing staff (permanent or sessional) involved in marking of assignments and providing feedback to students.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Building Groupwork SkillsBuilding Groupwork Skills
Overview: This unit discusses best practice for two forms of groupwork.
FOR: Lecturers using group assignments or teaching large groups
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Using Open Educational Resources
For: CDU lecturers and staff interested in finding, modifying, using and creating Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning.
Facilitator: Alison Lockley, IMPS


Alice Springs Professional Development
For: New and experienced staff interested in exploring the use of technology and digital tools for training or teaching.
Facilitators: Sue Tucker and Wendy Taleo

Creating UnitsMy TPWG Rules
Overview: This unit provides information on the Training Package Working Group (TPWG) along with the roles and responsibilities aligned with the VETQMS.
FOR: Team Leaders, EPM’s, Lecturers and others associated with course delivery.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

RPLRecognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Overview: Build your knowledge around the process of RPL.
FOR: Staff involved in conducting RPL Assessments.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Assessment in VET
Overview: Provides guidance in planning for, designing, developing & conducting assessments.
FOR: Staff involved in writing and using VET assessment.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

VET Assessment ValidationVET Assessment Validation
Overview: Outlines the assessment validation process used at CDU.
FOR: Staff participating in assessment validation activities.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

VET Online: Design
Overview: Helps lecturers develop their skills in online learning design.
FOR: Staff involved in using Learnline for delivery.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

VET Online: Facilitated
Overview: Helps lecturers adjust their skills in facilitation to online delivery.
FOR: Staff involved in using Learnline for delivery.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Industry ConsultationIndustry Engagement
Overview: This unit offers a framework to help Lecturers and other staff align work practices with the expectations of CDU.
FOR: New and existing lecturers.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Marking and ModerationMarking and Moderation
Overview: Develop your skills in marking & moderation.
FOR: New or existing staff (permanent or sessional) involved in marking of assignments and moderation.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery

Introducing RubricsAssesssment Rubrics
Overview: This unit is an introduction to Rubrics.
FOR: Lecturers involved in developing assessment tasks and marking.
DELIVERY: Flexible online delivery