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  • 1. Exploring the Challenges of Network Leadership in Australasian Tertiary Associations Symposium ascilite 2012 - Wellington 1Monday, 26 November 12 1
  • 2. Overview n What is NATA? n Partners n Project team n Vision n Mission n Principles n Objectives n Outcomes n GPR n Research 2Monday, 26 November 12 2
  • 3. Network of Australasian Tertiary Associations (NATA) 3Monday, 26 November 12 3
  • 4. LeadCollaborative EnablingMonday, 26 November 12 4
  • 5. Project Team n Mike Keppell (NATA) & Gordon Suddaby (NATA) n Denise Chalmers (CADAD), Shelda Debowski (HERDSA), Helen Carter (ACODE), Caroline Steel (ascilite), Mutuota Kigotho (ODLAA), James Sankar (AARnet), Kim Edgar (Netspot), Marguerite De Sousa (OLT), Lindy Baker (OLT) n Natasha Hard (NATA), Maree Potter (NATA), Karen Halley (ACODE/NATA) 5Monday, 26 November 12 5
  • 6. How many people are members of more than one tertiary education professional association? 6Monday, 26 November 12 6
  • 7. Why do you belong to a tertiary education professional association? 7Monday, 26 November 12 7
  • 8. Vision n The overarching vision for the Network of Australasian Tertiary Associations (NATA) is to facilitate a sustainable collaborative network between established tertiary education associations with the intent of fostering best practice in networks to engage members more strongly with Australasian tertiary education learning and teaching. 8Monday, 26 November 12 8
  • 9. Mission n The mission of the NATA is to improve engagement and practice through network leadership. 9Monday, 26 November 12 9
  • 10. Guiding Principles for Partner Participation 10Monday, 26 November 12 10
  • 11. Collaborative Advantage Collaborative Advantage: Partners create/co-design new value together as opposed to mere exchange through their involvement in the NATA project. In addition, partners engage with each other through their complementary assets and skills and contribute some in-kind support for the NATA. 11Monday, 26 November 12 11
  • 12. Strategic Alignment & Communication • Strategic Alignment & Communication: There is alignment between the NATA vision, mission and objectives with the activities of the collaborative and enabling partners. In addition, partners share ideas in the spirit of collaboration through open, constructive, and critical dialogue in relation to tertiary education learning and teaching. 12Monday, 26 November 12 12
  • 13. Integrity Integrity: Partners work with each other in the spirit of mutual trust and respect which includes having a clear understanding of the management, decision-making and financial allocation of the project. 13Monday, 26 November 12 13
  • 14. Sustainablity Sustainability: The NATA will contribute to integrated, generative and future-focused strategies to maintain and sustain effective leadership and best practice in tertiary education learning and teaching. 14Monday, 26 November 12 14
  • 15. What other principles have you found useful? 15Monday, 26 November 12 15
  • 16. Objectives Improve the effectiveness of communication and engagement with NATA members at large Enable and support network leaders of collaborative partners to encourage collaboration and increase membership engagement 16Monday, 26 November 12 16
  • 17. Objectives Review the utilisation of technologies to support best practice in network engagement Promote, disseminate and enhance the outcomes of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), OLT and selected Good Practice Reports Conduct research into the NATA 17Monday, 26 November 12 17
  • 18. Objectives Foster, encourage and support further network-based collaborative initiatives Manage the project in an effective and efficient way 18Monday, 26 November 12 18
  • 19. Outcomes n Develop a strategic alliance of tertiary education Associations Key Objective 1- Improve the effectiveness of communication and engagement with NATA members at large Key Objective 2- Enable and support network leaders of collaborative partners to encourage collaboration and increase membership engagement Key Objective 3- Review the utilisation of technologies to support best practice in network engagement n Disseminate Good Practice Reports Key Objective 5 - Promote, disseminate and enhance the outcomes of Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), OLT and selected Good Practice Reports. 19Monday, 26 November 12 19
  • 20. Outcomes n Develop a sustainable network Key Objective 4- Foster, encourage and support further network- based collaborative initiatives n Project Management: The successful delivery of project outcomes Key Objective 7- Manage the project in an effective and efficient way n Research Informed Practice: The research outcomes as a result of the project Key Objective 6- Conduct research into the NATA 20Monday, 26 November 12 20
  • 21. Other outcomes that you consider important? 21Monday, 26 November 12 21
  • 22. Good Practice Reports n ALTC awarded 264 projects, 52 fellowships (1st December, 2010) n Commissioned 11 GPRs n Assuring graduate outcomes n Blended learning n Curriculum renewal n Supporting students’ transition into higher education 22Monday, 26 November 12 22
  • 23. Good Practice Reports n Work-integrated learning n Assessment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics n Innovative Indigenous learning and teaching n Revitalising the academic workforce n Technology-enhanced learning and teaching n Clinical teaching n Support for international students. 23Monday, 26 November 12 23
  • 24. How many people have heard of the ‘Good Practice Reports’? 24Monday, 26 November 12 24
  • 25. Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching Good Practice Report 25Monday, 26 November 12 25
  • 26. Guiding Questions n How do we recognise Good Practice in technologically-enhanced learning and teaching? n How do we communicate/disseminate Good Practice in technologically-enhanced learning and teaching? n How do we integrate Good Practice into learning and teaching? 26Monday, 26 November 12 26
  • 27. Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching Good practice report n25 complete projects (including three fellowships) n8 ongoing projects (including one fellowship) 27Monday, 26 November 12 27
  • 28. What is Technology- enhanced Learning? nLaurillard, Oliver, Wasson & Hoppe (2009) suggest that the “role of technology [is] to enable new types of learning experiences and to enrich existing learning scenarios” (p. 289). 28Monday, 26 November 12 28
  • 29. Approach 1. Meta-analysis 2. Matrix 3.Thematically of 33 projects Analysed 4. 10 Themes/ 5.Literature 6.Recommendations outcomes review 29Monday, 26 November 12 29
  • 30. Outcomes n A focus on learning design allows academics to model and share good practice in learning and teaching n Authentic learning provides a means of engaging students through all aspects of curricula, subjects, activities and assessment n Successful academic development focuses on engaging academics over sustained periods of time through action learning cycles and the provision of leadership development opportunities 30Monday, 26 November 12 30
  • 31. Outcomes n Engaging teaching approaches are key to student learning n Technology-enhanced assessment provides flexible approaches for academics to provide feedback to students n Integrating technology-enhanced learning and teaching strategies across curriculum, subjects, activities and assessment results in major benefits to the discipline n Knowledge and resource sharing are central to a vibrant community of practice 31Monday, 26 November 12 31
  • 32. Outcomes n Academics require sophisticated online teaching strategies to effectively teach in technology-enhanced higher education environments n Academics need a knowledge of multi- literacies to teach effectively in contemporary technology-enhanced higher education n Exemplar projects focused on multiple outcomes across curricula integration, sustainable initiatives, academic development and community engagement. 32Monday, 26 November 12 32
  • 33. Research 33Monday, 26 November 12 33
  • 34. Research Questions n What network leadership strategies support good practice in leading networks to foster engagement of members in established Australasian Tertiary Education Associations? n What communication strategies, technologies, and approaches support good practice to foster engagement of members in established Australasian Tertiary Education Associations? n What common ground exists between organisations that could provide a basis for collaboration into the future? 34Monday, 26 November 12 34
  • 35. Research nFocus groups with network leaders in each organization nInterviews with President/Vice- president n Surveys of NATA members 35Monday, 26 November 12 35
  • 36. Possible Outcomes n Improved understanding of network leadership and network leadership strategies n Improved understandings of the types and efficacy of existing communication strategies that are currently in use within HE networks n Improved understanding of cross-partner synergies and rationale for continued collaboration n Enhanced collaboration and communication within and between participating associations 36Monday, 26 November 12 36
  • 37. NATA Website http://nataonthenet.blogspot.com 37Monday, 26 November 12 37
  • 38. Monday, 26 November 12 38
  • 39. Phases n Phase 1: ‘Getting on the Same Page’ (face-to-face discussions, communication strategy, learning about/from each other) n Phase 2: Research ( focus groups, interviews, partner projects, survey). n Phase 3: Dissemination (conferences, symposiums, presentations in each partner organization, publications, projects,good practice guidelines, connection to other networks) n Phase 4: Sustainability 39Monday, 26 November 12 39

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