A two-part webinar series for managers and leaders in training and adult education organisations seeking to build their business and technology capabilities for online delivery, and to support students and staff to be successful and proceed with confidence.
About the webinars
Webinar 1. Getting online: moving to and succeeding online
Date and time: Thursday 17 September, 1-2pm (ACST)
The first webinar considers the business and technical infrastructure for learning institutions moving to the online environment, as well as setting up for continued success for learners and teachers alike. Techniques and tips will cover five key areas:
- The business case for online delivery
- Capabilities of online delivery
- Enterprise systems and technology stack
- Maturity models of online delivery
- Maintenance and resources.
The webinar will be delivered by Associate Professor Justin Pierce, Director of Innovation, Industry and Employability at Torrens University Australia.
Webinar 2. Empowering successful online engagement
Date and time: Tuesday 22 September, 1-2pm (ACST)
With more and more classes being offered online, the second webinar provides a practical toolkit and simple strategies for supporting and empowering new and experienced facilitators teaching online and in technology-enhanced courses. Techniques and tips will cover five key areas:
- Creating a safe environment
- Effective communication
- Engaging online
- Driving the learning
- Pastoral care to show you care.
Who is delivering the professional development?
The webinars will be delivered by Torrens University Australia.
Associate Professor Justin Pierce
Justin has held senior executive roles in industry prior to joining Torrens University in 2015; he managed transformational projects in the retail sector, followed by strategic IT projects at Cotton On Group.
As he taught heavily in his spare time in MBA programs, in 2015, Justin was appointed the MBA Program Director at Torrens University where he oversaw the growth of 50 initial students to well over 2000 students in early 2019.
Justin is the current Director of Innovation, Industry & Employability (DIIE) for the faculty of Business & Hospitality.
The DIIE role is an important one for Torrens because it allows the academics to bridge to the commercial nature of its operation. Justin uses his academic and commercial backgrounds to ensure that the University’s Torrens Business & Hospitality courses are representative and aligned to the needs of industry. He strives to build a strong network of industry partners.
His team ensure that Torrens students are eminently employable, while he continues to supervise his own doctoral students.
Leanne has been delivering online courses across vocational and higher education for 10 years. Leanne is a passionate and professional educator who prides herself on self-development and learning, and inspiring others.
Leanne is the Senior Facilitator Online Teaching Capability Development, sitting under the Pro Vice Chancellor (PVCA) and Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (CLTS) at Torrens University Australia.
Building on the learnings from her Master of Education (Innovation and Change), Leanne is a senior teaching facilitator across a large portfolio where she strives for the improvement of pedagogical practices within her role, and in support of other Torrens University facilitators with online teaching.
Trish Powers is a Senior Learning Facilitator in Education at Torrens University Australia where she is responsible for the development and delivery of the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching and delivers classes in the Master of Education.
A recognised expert in online learning and teaching, Trish has presented at a number of international conferences on the issues and successes involved in this form of delivery, including presentations at universities in Dublin, Nova Scotia, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Budapest and Durham. She is also a regular presenter in scholarly professional development symposia including the recent TEQSA webinars on teaching online during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Trish is in the last stage of completing her PhD in Education, looking at the issues faced by adult learners during their initial transition into the higher education online learning space.
To attend a Setting Up and Succeeding Online for RTO and ACE managers webinar, register now.