But, how do I actually do it? 

Transitioning into online modes of WIL is one of the greatest challenges facing WIL educators at present. In this webinar, join colleagues from the Global WIL community to hear from those who have successfully been teaching in online modes and those who have recently transformed their programs to move online. This webinar is the second in a series that ACEN will offer members as a practical means to support your response to COVID-19.

Webinar Details:

Title: Online Teaching and Learning in WIL
Date:  Thursday 9 April 2020

And here’s the video of the webinar

Presenter Bios

Associate Professor Michelle Eady

Associate Professor Michelle Eady

University of Wollongong

Michelle J. Eady is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong, Australia. A Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in the United Kingdom, she is also a recipient of an Australian Office of Teaching and Learning (OLT) teaching citation.

Michelle has lived and worked in remote communities, including teaching in the high Arctic and working with remote Australian Aboriginal communities. For over a decade, she developed her expertise in the delivery of online learning, and was awarded the Province of Ontario’s Council of the Federation of Literacy Award for Innovation in Literacy for her work.

Carine Stewart

Carine Stewart

Senior Advisor Student Engagement and Employability, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

Before moving to New Zealand in 2012, Carine was working in tertiary education at the University of Ottawa (Canada). She is an aspiring academic with over sixteen years experience in student services, experiential learning programmes, and international study agreements.

In her role for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carine was involved in the creation, coordination and teaching of the BA Internship course (established in 2013), the Future of Work course (established in 2017, which has now moved to an online delivery), as well as a suite of micro-credentials. She is a council member for the New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education. Her master’s thesis was on Adult and Community Education in Aotearoa. In 2016,Carine won the Professional Staff Excellence Award at Victoria University.

Michelle Howard

Michelle Howard

Deakin University

Michelle is the Coordinator of the DeakinTALENT FreelancingHUB at Deakin University, which operates across two campuses and is currently hosting 13 projects and 91 students for Trimester 1. Prior to this, Michelle was the Fieldwork Officer for the School of Health and Social Development for 5 years, and also has 10 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector.

The FreelancingHUB is an innovative work-integrated learning initiative designed to develop work-ready graduates. The FreelancingHUB offers internships within a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural team, developing a solution for a not-for-profit or community organisations. Each project team is assigned an experienced industry mentor/project manager. The FreelancingHUB gives interns an opportunity to explore working-for-self as a professional freelancer within a co-working space whilst developing key employability skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Internships are open to students across all study areas and Campuses including the Cloud.

The FreelancingHUB has transitioned to an online experience, utilising platforms such as MS Teams and Zoom to allow teams to communicate with each other and their clients, and work on their projects remotely.

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