Online collaborative work seminar 


CDU will host a seminar by visiting scholar, Professor Ellie Chambers on Thursday 6 March from 12pm-1.30pm.

In her seminar, ‘How can online collaborative work work?’ Professor Chambers will present and discuss some examples of successful online student group work in Europe and examine the pedagogic principles on which they are based.

Professor Chambers’ examples are drawn from the literature of the field; from UK Open University experience (including a course in health and social care for beginning students); and from her own involvement in European Union-funded experimental work with academic staff and students of business studies internationally.

Each example represents a different ‘model’ of collaborative online work among students engaged in various fields of study. These models range from discussion groups, through short collaborative projects, to more ambitious and sophisticated modes of student teamwork and innovative ways of constructing online curricula.

Ellie Chambers is Professor of Humanities Higher Education, Institute of Educational Technology, the United Kingdom Open University (250,000 + students). She has extensive publications in the areas of distance education, higher education, teaching and learning, professional development, and online teaching and learning.

Professor Chambers is involved in a number of significant research activities within the European Union and has a broad base of international activity including current and previous research with Charles Darwin University staff.

This seminar will take place in room 51, building 23, Casuarina campus (C23.51). A light lunch will be provided.

Professor Chambers’ visit is supported by TLDG, School of Education, SiMERR, the Common Units Committee, and LearnLink.