Welcome to the 2019 Virtual Scholarship of Teaching Conference hosted by CQUniversity Academic Board.

I am delighted to welcome you to our inaugural conference. In our teaching, it is easy to forget that what is normal for us, may be quite innovative for others.

We all have different cohorts, different disciplines and different ways of solving the various problems that emerge during the context of our teaching. This conference is designed to allow you to share the practice of your teaching with colleagues, while also providing you the opportunity to see what others are doing.

Teaching scholars are doing marvellous things across the entire higher education sector. It is heartening to see how willing people are to share practice, and I encourage you to attend as many sessions as possible.

Associate Professor Celeste Lawson
President and Chair, Academic Board

Instructions for accessing the virtual rooms

This conference is completely virtual. Delegates access the sessions via Zoom links found in the program. On the program page, click the link in each session and the virtual room will open automatically.

There are three rooms. The links will remain the same for each room for the duration of the conference. The keynote presentations and online breaks will take place in Room A. Please check the program to identify the sessions you would like to attend.

All delegates have access to all sessions. All sessions are recorded. If you have prerecorded a presentation, please ensure it is provided to facilitators prior to the session start time.

Conference etiquette

Each session will have a facilitator who will keep time and monitor the chat. If you have a question, please post to the chat unless prompted by the facilitator. Please do not interrupt the speaker unless you have been invited to speak. The facilitator will explain chat rules at the start of each session.

Each session will be run strictly to time, so delegates can swap between sessions easily and without interrupting speakers. Please log in one or two minutes before the scheduled start time. Please respect the session end times.  Questions and conversations are encouraged. If the session time ends and there are still questions, please move to the break out room and continue your conversation. Please turn off your microphone unless you are speaking. If possible, please do not enter a room late. To show applause, activate your camera and wave both hands.

Please keep your microphone muted as too many open microphones will create feedback!

Associate Professor Celeste Lawson
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people education

This theme includes techniques used to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues or content into the curriculum; enabling strategies and practices; and/or Indigenous ways of knowing.

Educational assessment and evaluation

This theme includes authenticity in assessment; assessment that incorporates academic integrity, such as reducing plagiarism or contract cheating; social innovation in assessment design; embedding clinical practice or work integrated learning into assessment; innovative techniques to ensure student success; quality of content and curriculum design; digital badging and microcredentials; and/or attrition and retention.

Educational technologies

This theme includes approaches that use technology to inform your work as an academic, such as communication techniques, innovative student contact, or monitoring student online engagement. It also includes theory-based practice; the nexus between pedagogy and technology; and/or simulated learning.

Professional development of educators

This theme includes strategies to build capacity in VET and Higher Education teachers; currency in teaching and learning; engaging in scholarship and scholarly activity in tertiary teaching; development of non-award qualifications or short courses.