Day Three: Friday, 23 July 2021

Papers 6:  Taking Care of Ourselves / Supporting Remote Students

Navigating through a Perfect Storm: The Journey of a Survivor

George John (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

In a perfect storm where the unprecedented COViD-19 pandemic changed the way the world functions, compounded with the challenges of global financial instability, the higher education sectoral changes, and the pivot to an entirely online experience. How do we cope in such a fluid environment? This paper will outline the wellbeing impact of a teacher in delivering a virtual practical for a large health science subject and outline some of the strategies used in mitigating the situation and emerging from the journey battle-hardened.

Teaching Remote Students in Medical Radiation Science during COVID-19.

Geoff Currie (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

The COVID-19 crisis forced rapid transition to online delivery, working at home, and students into a remote learning environment. While COVID-19 imposes potentially the greatest challenge many of us will experience in our personal and professional lifetimes, it also affords the opportunity to objectively re-evaluate and, where appropriate, re-design learning and teaching in higher education. For academic teaching in the medical radiation science (MRS) at Charles Sturt University, technology has allowed rapid assimilation to online learning environments with additional benefits that allows flexible, mobile, agile, sustainable, culturally safe, and equitable learning-focused educational environment in the post-COVID-19 “new normal”.

Evaluating the Transition to Emergency Online Teaching

Alexandra Mudd & Belinda Lange (Flinders University, Australia)

In 2020, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, universities across the world made the transition to emergency online teaching. At a public university in South Australia, training was offered to staff on how to use the university’s preferred online platform. However, there was little time for staff to consider how to amend their teaching techniques to connect with students for effective learning. Meanwhile, students found themselves physically isolated from their peers, tutors, and university infrastructure. Our survey results explore the human experiences of students and teaching staff during this period of adaptation, focusing on what can be learnt for future.

Papers Discussion

00:25:05 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Time reminder: 5 minutes remaining
00:28:05 alex mudd: wow keeping laptop in the office – that’s my dream
00:33:05 Ooi Wei: Thanks for the great sharing!
00:33:35 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Thanks George – that was wonderful!
00:34:12 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: And just a reminder that we will hold questions for all presenters at the end of the 3rd paper. Thank you.
00:45:23 Karen Hayes: That is brilliant!
00:45:35 alex mudd: yes I like the green screen
00:48:17 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Time reminder: 5 minutes remaining
00:51:27 alex mudd: Toonlies?
00:53:43 Ooi Wei: Thanks for sharing!
00:54:22 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Your audio is a bit fuzzy
00:54:34 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: not clear
00:54:43 Ooi Wei: Not clear
00:54:58 Geoff Currie: some examples of toonlies:
00:55:16 Geoff Currie: AI toonly:
00:55:45 Geoff Currie: course promotion toonly:
00:56:28 George John: I like this. Australian way of social distancing
01:15:28 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Time reminder: 5 minutes remaining
01:20:02 Ooi Wei: Thanks for sharing, Alex!
01:21:06 alex mudd: Your welcome 🙂
01:31:15 Geoff Currie: i find that stduents don’t turn on their screen because they have bandwidth issues and their video slows down. or they are in a situation (bed,work etc) that they don’t want to be seen. doesn’t seem as much abiut being distant from class.
01:31:43 Karen Hayes: That is true sometimes too Geoff
01:33:04 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Great question Bela
01:34:36 Prue Gonzalez | IUT Conference 2021: Welcome Jim – we’re currently discussing the wonderful paper session.
01:35:57 Kym Barry: It’s been an excellent session, thanks to the presenters
01:39:36 Bela Gupta Pearl Academy: thank you
01:42:33 sg71: Thanks all, it has been wonderful
01:43:32 alex mudd: thanks everyone 🙂