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• International Webinar April 2013 •

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Cooperative Education
International Webinar

Connecting practitioners from Australia, New Zealand and Canada

4 April 2013 Australia and New Zealand
3 April 2013 in Canada

Australia and New Zealand

4th April 2013

(local times shown*)


3rd April 2013

(local times shown*)

Western Australia








Victoria, NSW, Tas 




New Zealand

12 noon


*Click here for a time check

Please join participants and presenters from Australia, New Zealand and Canada in a stimulating, interactive online discussion.

Chair: Dr Deborah Peach, Academic Program Director - WIL, Science & Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology and ACENQ (Queensland) State Chair.

The Webinar will run for an hour and cover two topics:

1. Assessing WIL outcomes through reflective practice – a follow-up from the 2012 ACEN Research Symposium.


Katharine Hoskyn,  Auckland;  

Dr Marina Harvey, Macquarie University;

Sonia Ferns, Curtin University.

2. Experience or exploitation? - discussion of issues raised in a recent Australian report about fair work practices and work integrated learning. Three broad, national perspectives will be provided.


Judie Kay, RMIT;

Norah McRae, University of Victoria, BC;

Dr Karsten Zegwaard, University of Waikato.

How do I take part?

The web-conferencing platform used is Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate and Wimba). Blackboard Collaborate allows for a range of interactions (e.g. use of microphone, whiteboard, chat, feedback with emoticons, polling and web tour). The Webinar will be recorded and the recording made available on the ACEN website.

It is not necessary to register. Just follow these instructions to join the Webinar:

1.  You will need a computer (PC or Mac), a stable internet connection and headset with microphone.

2.  Complete the first time users check to configure your computer.

3.  It is suggested that you join the webinar 30 minutes beforehand (especially if you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before).

4.  Click this guest link to join the session:    http://tinyurl.com/ACENQNZACEWebinar 

5.  Once you have joined, complete the Audio Setup Wizard under ‘Tools’ to set your headset and microphone levels.

View this Participant Orientation video (6:55 minutes) for an introduction on how to use Blackboard Collaborate.


Further support materials are available from: http://www.els.qut.edu.au/blendedlearning/collaborate/index.jsp


Further information: Dr Deborah Peach  d.peach@qut.edu.au

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