Sunday, February 24, 2008

2009 - Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Four evening courses are being offered for 2009
Each course runs for six weeks, 2 hours per week

Beginners Compact Camera Digital Photography
Intermediate DSLR photography
Advanced DSLR photography
Beginners Photoshop

In order to organise the number of courses, dates and times, we would appreciate expressions of interest being forwarded to the Polytechnic as soon as possible.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

2009 - GCTLT

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching (Level 7)

Expressions of interest for 2009 are now welcome!
This work-based, flexible programme of study allows you to gain a formal teaching qualification as a learner-centred educator in the tertiary environment. It is designed to support and extend those working as educators with adults, and assist them to create, deliver and assess quality learning opportunities.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (November)

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an environment for people to explore the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, participatory process. This learning framework enables participants to understand the historical context of the Treaty as well as the contemporary debate and its relevance.

Date: November 18th & 19th
Time: 9.00am-3.00pm (both days)

Otago Polytechnic staff, please enrol through Polybase/Inform/Staff Training.

Other interested participants Contact to enrol.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Digital Images Photoshop (October)

This course is aimed at people who wish to learn basic Photoshop skills. There is no photographic content; other that using photos within the programmes. Pictures/photos for manipulation will be supplied during the course and the opportunity of working with your own images is also included. The course will use Adobe Photoshop as the main image manipulation program. This course will cover: Basic setup of the program; filing, workspaces, basic photo adjustments, Layers, Enhancements and Special effects.

Date: Wednesday 22 October – Wednesday 26 November
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: D201

Contact for more information or to enrol.

Assessing Competency US4098 (Oct)

This two-day workshop is suitable for people who use competency based assessment tools, whether in a work setting or a training room. It will suit both tutors and those wishing to become registered workplace assessors. There are two follow-on assessment tasks to be carried out to show skill in preparing for assessment, carrying it out and attending to the follow-up administration. Ongoing access to the workshop tutor is included.

Date: Thursday 9th October and Friday 10th October
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm (both days)

Contact for more information or to enrol.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Designing Assessment (September)

A one-day workshop and follow on task which works through the principles and practices of designing valid and relevant assessment tasks. This programme is suitable for both tutors and industry assessment designers.

Date: Thursday 18th September
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Venue: G202

Contact to enrol.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Assessment Workshop Series - Practical Assessment (Sept)

Practical Assessment Workshop

This workshop explores assessing students for their practical skills, the expectations and implications of marking practical skills in examination situations or in a variety of contexts such as workshops, clinical placements or industry settings.

Date: Thursday 11th September
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: G203

Contact to enrol.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Assessment Workshop Series - Student Self Assessment and Peer Assessment (Sept)

Student Self Assessment and Peer Assessment

This workshop explores both the challenges and the advantages of using student self assessment and student peer assessment.

Date: Thursday 4th September
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: G203

Contact to enrol.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Assessment Workshop Series - Written Assessment (Aug)

Written Assessment Workshop

This workshop explores the construction of written assessment tools such as essays and reports and the marking considerations relating to these assessment tools.

Date: Thursday 28th August
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: G203

Contact to enrol.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Advanced Digital Photography (DSLR’S) (August)

This course is aimed specifically at people who have been using their digital cameras, know how to operate them and would like to try out some of the more advanced features in a practical manner. The course is specifically for those with Digital SLR Cameras.

This course may include:
Close-up, portraits, food photography, night shots, movement, landscape, field trips or class orientated themes as the need arises.

Date: Wednesday 27th August – Wednesday 1st October
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: D201

Contact to enrol.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Te Reo and Tikaka Maori for Ceremonial Use (Level 4)

This course is part of the Certificate in Mata a ao Maori and is aimed at providing participants with a good understanding of Te Reo me ona tikaka as it relates to ceremonies. Participants will gain a clear understanding of tikaka and kawa. While use and practice of Kāi Tahu and tikaka will be used there will be discussion of the regional and dialectal differences.

There will be one face-to-face session per week (commencing Thursday 24th July):
Day: Thursdays from 2.00 – 3.00 pm
Venue: Otago Polytechnic, Forth St. Room G205, G Block
Fee: $233.50 (excl. US fee & Hook On fee)

There will also be one Elluminate (computer conferencing) session per week with a choice about which one you want to log onto:

Tuesdays from 3.00 – 4.00 pm or
Wednesdays from 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Contact for more information or to enrol.

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Heywire8 Think Tank (Aug)

Otago Polytechnic in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning are hosting an open think tank for New Zealand educational practitioners, policy makers and decision makers to explore opportunities and pathways for building a national OER initiative.

Following the WikiEducator traditions of thought leadership established with the Tectonic Shift Think Tank, we hope that our experiences with the Heywire8 Think Tank will create a model for inspiring and informing other countries in building national OER collaborations. More importantly, we hope that this think tank will be an important catalyst to establish a thriving New Zealand community of OER content collaborators building on the solid foundations established by the national eLearning community.

Venue: Otago Polytechnic Forth Street Campus, F Block, Level 3, The Council Room
Date: 22 August 2008 (lunch will be provided)
Time: 09.30am - 4.30pm
Technical session: 4.45pm - 6.00pm
Prerequisites: An open mind, and commitment to education as a common good
Who can attend: This is an open meeting and attendance is limited by venue constraints. Places will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The meeting will be webcast on Otago Polytechnic's Ustream channel.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Assessment Workshop Series - Tests and Exams (Aug)

Tests and Exams Workshop

This workshop explores using tests and examinations as assessment tools, including how to write good multiple choice questions and marking considerations.

Date: Thursday 21st August
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: G203

Contact to enrol.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Assessing and Evaluating for Learning (Aug)

This is a core course within the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching Level 7 (GCTLT).

Aug 7th to Nov 28th

Participants are exposed to a range of learner centred assessment theories, principles and practices which enable them to design or select, and implement appropriate assessment tools.

Offered by Heather Day as a combination of workshops and on-line learning.

Can’t make the workshop dates? That’s not a barrier - talk to the Programme Manager, Heather Day about other options.

Workshop dates:
10.00am to 12pm
August 7, 14, 21 & 28, September 4, 11, & 18

Contact for more information on courses or to enrol.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Writing for Journal Publication (July)

This is an elective course within the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching Level 7 (GCTLT).

Jul 29th to Nov 28th

This course provides participants with a scholarly writing framework and support strategies to enable them to transform aspects of their practice and/or research into publishable journal articles.

Offered by Maxine Alterio as a series of workshops, self directed and on-line learning.

Workshop dates:
Tuesdays 10 am to 4 pm July 29, August 26
Tuesdays 9 am to 12 pm August 12, September 16 & 23, November 4.

Contact for more information on courses or to enrol.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Theory and Practice of Long Fiction Writing - (Aug)

The Theory and Practice of Long Fiction Writing - August/September/October 2008

This 40 hour course which is taught by Paddy Richardson, along with guest writers such as Maxine Alterio, Jackie Ballantyne, Dianne Pettis, Bill O'Brien and Vanda Symon, introduces participants to the principles and practice of long fiction writing. Course content is delivered using a range of interactive teaching and learning methods which explore various technical and creative aspects of novel writing.

Four Saturdays, 16 August, 6 & 27 September, 11 October (10.00am – 5.00pm)

Six Tuesdays, 19 & 26 August, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 September (7.00pm – 9.00pm)

For course information, please contact Maxine Alterio, Educational Development Centre, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, phone (03) 4796048 or email for a detailed brochure.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Gaining Foundation Skills for Learning and Teaching (July)

This is an elective course within the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching Level 7 (GCTLT).

Jul 1st to Nov 28th

This level 5 course provides an introduction to adult learning styles, basic teaching and learning strategies, preparation of an education session and core assessment principles and practices.

Offered by Heather Day, it involves a 3 day workshop (1st to 3rd July 08) and is followed with an online component.

Workshop dates:
9am to 3pm
July 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

An essential course for new lecturers.

Contact for more information on courses or to enrol.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Experiential Education Workshop (May) Cancelled

A workshop with Barry Law.

This workshop will use a range of practical activities to explore the key concepts that underpin experiential learning. The workshop will be interactive and use a range of learning settings. Reflective practice, connecting participants thinking to experience and exploring strategies for change will be learning key strategies. The context for the course content will be education for sustainability.

Date: Monday 12th May
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: H206a

Contact to enrol.