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Call for expressions of interest: Connectedness Learning mentoring and submissions for edited book

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Ruth Bridgstock

I warmly invite written EOIs from people in higher education who wish to explore Connectedness Learning and the Networked Approach in greater depth in their learning and teaching contexts. Following on from my National Senior Teaching Fellowship Graduate Employability 2.0, I am looking for 6-7 teams to mentor in working with the GE2.0 toolkit in […]

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Graduate Employability 2.0 ‘final’ symposium update

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Ruth Bridgstock

The GE2.0 ‘final’ symposium was held at QUT Kelvin Grove campus on 10 February 2016. A total of 113 educators attended. I gave a summative presentation that summarised and reflected upon the key findings and contributions of the fellowship, and then facilitated two Connectedness Learning workshops with teachers who wanted to trial the toolkit for […]

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Graduate Employability 2.0 Forum round up

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Sarah Winter

  The GE 2.0 Forum – September 16th The Graduate Employability 2.0 Forum brought together over 140 delegates from 16 universities across Australia to discuss the networked approach to graduate employability and connectedness learning in the Australian Higher Education context. At the forum I launched the educators toolkit and welcomed workshop feedback on the Connectedness […]

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Graduate Employability 2.0 Forum

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Cagnitia

The national Graduate Employability 2.0 forum is happening at QUT, Brisbane on September 16th. The forum will bring together teachers, students, industry, and university leaders from across Australia to engage with learning and teaching for professional connectedness. A total of 150 delegates have registered to attend, from 24 universities across Australia. Highlights of the forum will […]

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More support for the networked approach

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Ruth Bridgstock

George Siemens visited QUT a couple of weeks ago to give a seminar about the future of learning and teaching. Below is a quote from his speech (yes I recorded it! I am a big fan). It foregrounds the central importance of social connections and networks for learning. “When I’m adding technology into my classroom, […]

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Key findings of > 50 interviews about higher education & professional connectedness

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Ruth Bridgstock

July was a busy month for me. I interviewed more than 50 people in different roles from a total of 32 Australian universities, to build a national picture of higher education engagement with learning and teaching for professional connectedness. The team have also profiled a number of HASS graduates and industry / community representatives across […]

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How Graduate Employability 2.0 came to be

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Ruth Bridgstock

I’ve always been a big fan of authentic learning – that is, learning that is conducted in ‘real world’ situations, or that otherwise aligns with the kinds of activities that people undertake outside and beyond educational institutions. The reason that authentic leaerning is so powerful is that it taps in to people’s natural learning preferences […]