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UniSIM's Teaching & Learning Centre is holding its inaugural Faculty Learning Day on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

We have an exciting and relevant programme lined up for you, and hope that you'll be able to join in the thought-provoking deliberations and discussions.

Four speakers from the US and Singapore will share their research and teaching practices in online as well as adult learning.

An optional workshop on the topic "Creating Powerful Learning Experiences through the Integration of Technology and Pedagogy: A 'How-To' Session" facilitated by Dr Tina Stavredes, Chair of psychology programme, School of Undergraduate Studies, Capella University, USA, will wrap up the half-day session.

You will find more information on the programme schedule, speaker presentations and profiles at HERE.

Date: 8 January 2011 (Saturday)

Topic: Quality in Online Teaching and Learning

Speaker: Dr. Dennis Bancroft is Directeur de l'école d'ingénierie de la formation à distance du CNED (Centre National D'Enseignement à Distance) in France, a major distance education provider with 350,000 students. Previously, he was Director of Oscail, the National Distance Education Centre of Ireland, which provides opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study for adult learners. Dr Bancroft has also served as Sub-dean in the School of Education at The Open University UK, where he was responsible for Resources, Courses and Quality Assurance.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 10.00 a.m - 11.30 a.m.

Venue: Room 4.17B

Synopsis: The global move towards online teaching and learning has put the spotlight squarely on the need to establish a sound framework by which to assess the quality of teaching and learning.

In his talk, Dr Bancroft will discuss five elements of quality frameworks: learning effectiveness, access, student satisfaction, faculty satisfaction, and cost effectiveness.

Drawing on his experience and work at distance education providers that spanned three different jurisdictions (two republics and a monarchy), Dr Bancroft will reflect on and highlight some of the issues, opportunities, and challenges that accompanied the three institutions' transition from print media and other conventional communication technologies of the time, to online teaching and learning in recent years. Additionally, he will provide some analysis on how the definition of 'quality' evolved with the changing teaching and learning environment. Finally, Dr Bancroft will discuss different approaches for encouraging faculty to buy into the changing teaching-learning context.

Event Name: July Welcoming New Associates
Date Saturday, 2 July 2011
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Venue: Annexe Building, LT5.23
Programme Outline:
10.30am Registration
10.45am Screening of Corporate Video
10.50am Welcome by President, Provost, Registrar, TLC
11.40am Screening of Teaching Awards Launch Video
11.45am Presentation of Certificates (For completion of Essential Trainings – new associates of Jan 2011 Semester)
12.00 noon Lunch
Afternoon ETP Training
Event: Associates' Family Day 2011
Date: 17th September 2011, Saturday
Pre-movie reception: 12.30 pm onwards
Movie starts at: 1.30 pm
Venue: GV Vivocity, GV Max, Hall 1
Movie Title: Johnny English Reborn
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West
Director: Oliver Parker
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Language: English
Release Date: 15 September 2011
Synopsis: In the years since MI7's top spy vanished off the grid, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is...