Sunday, March 29, 2009

ACODE Institute 2009: A Learning Technologies Leadership Institute program

Announcing ACODE Institute 2009


A Learning Technologies Leadership Institute


To be held 30 August to 3 September 2009 in Coolangatta.

Registrations open 6 April 2009 for ACODE's Learning Technologies Leadership Institute 'the ACODE Institute 2009' for short.  The ACODE Institute 2009 will provide a live-in professional development experience for staff of higher education institutions in Australasia engaged in a variety of roles involving the deployment of learning technologies.  The venue is the Outrigger Twin Towns Resort, Tweed Heads, on the coastal border of New South Wales and Queensland.


Please circulate this email and attached program information to your colleagues for their early consideration. 


Faculty for ACODE Institute 2009 include

P        Dr Jim Millar, Director of the Institute and a member of the original Institute Faculty; recently retired from ECU where he was Director of Learning and Development Services;

P        Professor Kirkpatrick is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Teaching and Quality at The Open University, United Kingdom; she was President of ACODE and a proponent of the ACODE Institute; member of several bodies such Observatory on Borderless Higher Education Advisory Board and Pearson Strategic Advisory Board;

P        Dr Geraldine Lefoe has over 30 years experience in the learning and teaching arena, most recently an academic developer with CEDIR at the University of Wollongong; she was Project Leader for the ALTC funded leadership project on Distributive leadership for learning and teaching: Developing the faculty scholar model;

P      Professor Tom Prebble is an Emeritus Professor of Massey University, New Zealand serving most recently as Professor of Higher Education; served as Foundation Director for Ako Aotearoa: New Zealand's National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, and co-produced a set of resources to assist senior leaders of tertiary institutions in their strategic management of e-learning.


The target audience includes staff who are faculty-based academic or professional staff seeking to implement new approaches to learning in higher education; these latter might be staff of Teaching and Learning or E-learning/Flexible learning or staff development units, Library and student support staff, and Information Technology staff implementing and supporting learning technologies. 


The ACODE Institute was run for the first time in 2007 and was derived from the approach used by the EDUCAUSE Institute for Learning Technologies Leadership.  The central component is an exercise than runs across the duration of the Institute where participants work in teams "Making The Case" ('MTC') for the introduction of one or more learning technologies in a university setting.  This MTC exercise is embedded in a program of presentations and experiences conducted by a group of presenters/team mentors who are known as the "Institute faculty".


Register by completing details on the registration page of the attached program and returning with payment.  (ACODE Institute will be limited to 40 delegates.) 


To obtain further information contact the ACODE Secretariat, Phone (+61) 2 6201 5176 Fax 02 6201 5172 or or download it from ACODE website login as guest/guest.


I hope to see you in Coolangatta at the end of August for a stimulating and professionally rewarding event.


Dr Jim Millar

Director, ACODE Institute 2009


Anita Clarke |  Executive Officer

ACODE - Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning

Teaching and Learning Centre - University of Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 (0)2 6201 5176  |  Fax: +61 (0)2 6201 5172  | Mobile: +0419 579576 
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ACODE's mission is to enhance policy and practice in open, distance, flexible and e-learning in Australasian higher education.  It seeks to influence policy and practice at institutional, national and international levels through, amongst other activities, disseminating and sharing knowledge and expertise, and supporting professional development and providing networking opportunities.


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