ETSPACE

Enrol in our 'Effectiveness of Technology, Space and Pedagogical Affordances in Classroom Environments (ETSPACE) course. This module is designed to support academics and professional staff who have little to no experience teaching in collaborative learning spaces prepare for the transition. The module utilizes a blended approach within a MOODLE LMS itself with online pre-session primers and activities, followed by a hands-on learning-by-doing approach. The face-to-face sessions in this module prepares the lecturers to teach in a collaborative learning space, discuss the effectiveness of technology, space and pedagogical affordances of using collaborative learning spaces and describe the activities that the academics can use in the space.

Do you want to…

create learning environments that make learning and social collaboration inspiring, stimulating and productive?

reinvent the on-campus experience to create inspiring, contemporary and flexible learning spaces that encourage active engagement with knowledge, and lay the foundations for a life of learning?

prepare you to take advantage of the physical layout, technological affordances and pedagogical practices of a collaborative learning space by spending a majority of class time in challenging activities that actively engage students at higher cognitive levels and prepare them for effective learning?

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Target audience

  • Academics new to Monash University
  • Academic staff levels A-E
  • Teaching associates (sessional tutors, demonstrators and casual academics)
  • Professional staff engaged in learning and teaching
  • Graduate researchers who teach.

Module hours

  • Online: 3 Hours
  • Face-to-Face sessions: 8 Hours

Facilitators

  • Dr Arkendu Sen
  • Dr Amuthageetha Nagarajan
  • Mr. Eric TS. Tan

Learning outcomes

  • Analyze  the evidence based physical, cultural, psychological, social and organizational dimensions of collaborative learning spaces.
  • Contextualise the evidence based physical, cultural, psychological, social and organizational dimensions of collaborative learning spaces relevant to their own teaching practice.
  • Implement the actual use of cloud based learning technologies to enhance learning and teaching in a collaborative learning space.
  • Implement  the actual use of hardware  based learning technologies to enhance learning and teaching in a collaborative learning space.
  • Use active learning strategies in a collaborative learning space, and conduct learning activities  appropriate for Bloom's Knowledge/ Comprehension levels.
  • Use active learning strategies in a collaborative learning space, and conduct learning activities  appropriate for Bloom's Application/ Analysis level.