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Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013
Partner Association Bios 1
Partner Association Bios
Lead Organi...
Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013
Partner Association Bios 2
Ascilite’sstrategicareasandplanninga...
Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013
Partner Association Bios 3
The Higher Education Research and De...
Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013
Partner Association Bios 4
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Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013
Partner Association Bios 5
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Nata partner association bios

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Bios from NATA partner associations including ACODE, ascilite, CADAD, HERDSA. ODLAA, AARNet & NetSpot

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Nata partner association bios

  1. 1. Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013 Partner Association Bios 1 Partner Association Bios Lead Organisations Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-learning (ACODE) Website:http://www.acode.edu.au/ Mission:To enhance policyandpractice inopen,distance,flexible ande-learningasitrelatestothe leadership,managementanddevelopmentof Australasian (includingthe SouthPacific) higher education. Membership: Institutionalmembershipis available touniversitiesinAustralia,New Zealandandthe south-westPacificregion.Othereducationalprovidersinthe regionmay applythroughthe Executivefor Affiliate membership. Activities:  Meetings:3 peryear,for disseminatingandsharingknowledge andexpertise  Workshops:themesdesignedcollaborativelythroughmembernetworkingandbusiness meetings, supportingprofessionaldevelopmentof membersandmembergroups  Commissionedmemberprojects investigating,developingandevaluatingnew approaches  Publicwebsite,includingmembershub  Biennial LeadershipInstitutes Strengths:  A representative bodywhichprovidesleadershiptothe sector, advisingandinfluencingkey bodiesinhighereducation;  Strongaffiliate memberships:AssociateMemberof the International CouncilforOpenand Distance Education(ICDE);  Commissioned research: promoting best practice, benchmarks widelyused. Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) Website:http://www.ascilite.org.au/ Vision:tobe a globally recognised,professionallyconnectedandvibrantcommunityenhancinglearning and teachingthroughthe educational use of technologiesinthe tertiarysector. Mission:tobe Australasia’sleadingnetworkedcommunityfosteringresearch,innovationandevidence– basedpractice inthe effective use of educational technologiesforlearningandteachinginthe tertiary sector.
  2. 2. Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013 Partner Association Bios 2 Ascilite’sstrategicareasandplanningare clusteredaround‘community’,‘practice’,‘research’and ‘sustainability’. Membership: Individualandinstitutionalmemberships(approx.570 members) Activities:  AustralasianJournal of Educational Technologies(AJET)-  CMALT Australasia(aprofessionalaccreditationscheme forthose workingwithlearning technologies(http://www.alt.ac.uk/get-involved/certified-membership/cmalt-australasia)  Webinarseries(researchandpractice streams)  Communitymentoringprogram(groupandindividual)  Regional events  FortnightlyBulletin  Annual Conference Strengths:  Opportunitiesforprofessionalnetworking,professional developmentandforsharingresearch and practice viaour annual conference,open accessjournal,CMALTAustralasia,webinars, regional eventsandthroughsocial media  Regionallyandgloballyconnectedtolike-mindedAssociations CollaborativePartners Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) Website:http://www.odlaa.org/ ODLAA (1973) is a professionalassociationforteachers,developers,researchers,consultantsand administratorsfromAustraliaandoverseasinvolvedinopenanddistance learning. Membership: 100 membersfrom schools,TAFEs,Universitiesandothers Activities:  ODLAA Bulletin - monthlynewsletterformembers  Biennial Summit- 2013  ProfessionalDevelopmentactivities  Journal - Distance Education Strengths:  Focusesonopen,distance ande-learning
  3. 3. Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013 Partner Association Bios 3 The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Website:http://www.herdsa.org.au/ HERDSA (1972) isa scholarlysocietyforpeoplecommittedtothe advancementof higherandtertiary education,promotingthe developmentof higher educationpolicy, furtheringresearchandscholarship practice in teachingand learning. Membership: Individual(approx.1000 members) Activities:  A listjournal (HERD)- 6 issuesperyear  Annual Conference  HERDSA News - 3 issues,sharinggoodpractice  FellowshipScheme  Alumni List  Regional Network - withRegional chairs Strengths:  International partnerships,targetingAsia The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) Website: http://www.cadad.edu.au/ Mission: To promote andadvance research,policyandpractice as it relatestothe leadership, managementanddevelopmentof highereducationlearningandteaching. Membership: Institutional(approx.38 members –one per institution) Activities:  Meetings - 2 peryear  Monthlybulletin  Website: publicsite andsite formembers  Forumfor professionaldevelopment - earlyandmid-careeracademicdevelopers  Foundationof TeachingprogrammesandGraduate Certificatesof TertiaryTeaching  Benchmarkingof AcademicdevelopmentUnits  ConnectionswithHeadsof EducationDevelopmentGroupHEDG (UK) and the Swedish AcademicDevelopmentGroup Strengths:
  4. 4. Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013 Partner Association Bios 4  Professionaldevelopmentexpertise  Grant applications  WorkingwithDVC's - policyandadvice  Institutionalpolicyandstrategyonteachingandlearning  Evaluationof teaching  Connectionstothe PENSat national andinstitutional level Enabling Partners Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) Website:http://www.aarnet.edu.au/ AARNet PtyLtd (PAL) operatesAustralia'sAcademicandResearchNetwork(AARNET).Itisa not-for- profitcompanylimitedbyshares. Shareholders: 38AustralianUniversitiesandthe CSIRO Activities:  Provisionof highspeed,highlyavailable Internetservicestothe AustralianEducationand Researchsector,dedicatedfibre connectivity,optionnetworkoverlayservicesandNBN Access Seeker(providerof servicesviathe NBN)  Annual Report  Publications  Newsmailinglist Strengths:  Tightknithighlyskilledandpassionate 'can-do'culture tocreate innovative technologyideas, bettercommunicationandcollaborationinthe areasof educationandresearch. NetSpot Website:http://www.netspot.com.au/ Twitter:http://twitter.com/NetSpot Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/netspotau NetSpot(1998) isa premiumeLearningTechnologyServicesPartnertothe education sectorinthe Asia Pacificregionwithaparticularfocuson highereducation. Staff: 50 in Perth,Adelaide,Melbourne,Canberra,Singapore Activities:
  5. 5. Networkof AustralasianTertiaryAssociations(NATA) 8/01/2013 Partner Association Bios 5  Managed hosting(onAARNet) of eLearningapplications(Moodle,Mahara,Echo360, Wimba, EQUELLA),  Help-desk  Consultancy  Customdevelopment  Training  OpenSource Newsletter Strengths:  NetSpotInnovationFund:a$200,000 annual fundingroundtosupportsustainable elearning initiativesinthe tertiaryeducationsectorinAustralia

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