Swipe right: professional learning where netflix meets tinder
Wednesday 3 July: Conference day one, 11:00am – 11:30am parallel session
Room 11 – 303-B11 Sem
Associate Professor Gayle Morris
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dr Chris Deneen
RMIT University, Australia
A capacity to ‘learn, unlearn and relearn’ is critical for individuals and organisations to survive and thrive in the changing landscape of work. These changes are well rehearsed in the literature and include pace, new digital technologies, globalisation, workforce demographics, environmental pressures and emerging forms of social interaction and organisation. Universities have responded with significant advancements in student learning experience through innovations in curriculum architecture, pedagogy, assessment and learning environments. Concepts such as personalized, curated, on demand and authentic are very much in common usage. The extent to which models of professional learning for staff have kept pace with these advancements is less clear.
This symposium is intended for academic and professional staff in higher education with an interest, and or responsibility for professional learning, academic development and or advising in learning and teaching.
Intended outcomes for participants
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Explore emerging professional learning models and approaches that might better enable academics to meet the continual demands of contemporary higher education and co-create excellence in their teaching practice.
- Consider how we might leverage the various boundaries that academics traverse – across disciplines, across research, teaching and leadership.
- Critically examine how we might replicate emerging technology-enhanced models of user engagement in services such as Netflix and Tinder within a higher education development paradigm.
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