Teaching Matters

The Performance of Teaching

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Teaching Matters 2017 | Presentation Details | 28 NovemberNov 2017


The Performance of Teaching: creative, engaging and effective presentations online


Megan Quentin-Baxter, School of Education
Greg Oates, School of Education
Jennifer Masters, School of Education
Jamie Dobbs, School of Education
Heather Monkhouse, College of Arts, Law and Education
Shuhong Chai, Australian Maritime College
Andrew Seen, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Andrea Carr, University College


Making a Difference for Students

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This presentation describes the work of a cross-institutional collaboration, funded by the Career Development Scholarship Scheme, around staff development for the Performance of Teaching: Creative, Engaging and Effective Presentations Online. It reports the outcome of two one-day workshops facilitated by an expert in performance training Barbara Warren of Dramatic Difference Training. (http://www.dramaticdifferencetraining.com.au), hosted by UTAS.

Improving high impact online learning has been highlighted as a priority in the Blended Learning Model 1-5 Framework (2015) in order to ‘make a difference for students’. Benefits were intended to reach between 60-80 participating colleagues from across the University who have an interest in developing and improving their online presentation skills and performance, with diverse teaching and research perspectives. Management of the project involves a collaboration between academic and professional leaders from School of Education and CALE, AMC, SET and the University College.

A full-day workshop emphasising ‘presence’, clarity and impact, and developing ourselves as authentic expressive presenters with opportunities for breakout, and to practise creating video/audio is scheduled for 8-9 November in the Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre (Hobart) and Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre (Launceston). The workshops will cover a whole range of activities, including performance, the need for high quality (and high volume) audio, how to do ‘talking heads’, transcriptions and handouts.

The School of Education eLearning support officers pre-recorded some example materials as support resources for participants in preparation for the main workshop and all of the sessions were recorded during the workshops (sharing is subject to participant permission). A website with all the resources, and linking to other resources, is available, however the main benefit is from attending this highly interactive and hands-on workshop.

Acknowledgements: With thanks to the Career Development Scholarship Committee, UTAS.


Tasmanian Institute for Learning and Teaching (2015). Blended learning model 1-5 framework. University of Tasmania. Retrieved from https://mylo.utas.edu.au/d2l/lor/viewer/viewFile.d2lfile/7843/89964,3/

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