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Preparing students for a connected future: Jim Groom - Workshops

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Deakin University (Melbourne Burwood and Deakin Downtown)

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Jim Groom brings his blogging expertise to Deakin University to facilitate workshops for Deakin staff



Monday 24th July (Melbourne Burwood Campus)

Location: Burwood Corporate Centre, Level 2, BC Building. Report to reception for room information.

2:30pm to 4:30pm - Workshop 1: Class Blogging for student engagement and collaboration

Suitable for teaching and support staff

Jim Groom’s Domain of One’s Own initiative emphasises a partnership approach to teaching and learning. In this talk he will talk about using blogging as a collaborative teaching and learning platform that can create engaging learning experiences to develop student agency and motivation. This also prepares students for professional collaborative futures through the use of a real-world digital platform.


Tuesday 25th July (Deakin Downtown)

9am to 12pm - Workshop 2 - A blog of ones's own - blogging as ePortfolio

Location: Deakin Downtown, Level 12 or via VMP. Report to Level 12 reception for room information.

Suitable for teaching and support staff

Drawing on his 20+ years’ experience pioneering educational technology, Jim Groom will look at ways an integrated approach to blogging can be used by students as individual portfolios and across units for course wide portfolio assessments. Blogging can contribute to developing graduate attributes and personal learning networks that can sustain students/graduates well beyond their time in higher education.


Virtual Meeting Point Details:

*VMP DLF 3 39314

URI dialling (SIP or H.323):
39314@deakin.edu.au
IP dialling:
Dial 139.132.19.31 wait for prompt, then select ##39314#
ISDN and telephone (mobile and landline) direct dialling:
(+613) 52239314
To connect using Deakin Web Guest, click the link (or copy it into your calendar or email invitation)
https://guest.vidconf.deakin.edu.au:9443/call/39314@vidconf.deakin.edu.au


Wednesday 26th July (Deakin Downtown)

10am to 11:30am - Group meet - School or Faculty Teaching team group meetings with Jim Groom
Please contact Anne Woods to book

12:30pm to 3:30pm - Group meet - School or Faculty Teaching team group meetings with Jim Groom
Please contact Anne Woods to book






Jim Groom is the former director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and co-founder of Reclaim Hosting, an independent web hosting company focused on the higher education community.

He helped spearhead an initiative at the University of Mary Washington called A Domain of One’s Own that, starting in Fall 2013, gave all incoming Freshman their own domain and web hosting account. He has been working for almost twenty years in education with a consistent focus on the development of teaching and learning in higher education. In 2006 he started the web-based educational publishing platform ELS Blogs for the English Linguistics and Speech department at UMW. This pilot project led to the development of UMW Blogs in 2007 which has since become an enterprise level academic publishing platform. In 2010 he re-imagined the Computer Science 106 course on Digital Storytelling at UMW as an open, online community referred to as ds106—an experiment in teaching and learning on the web that is still going strong and has been celebrated internationally as a compelling community-based approach to online learning.

Learn more about Jim Groom's projects at http://jimgroom.net



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