Digital Learning Innovators Program

The Digital Learning Innovators Program is an initiative run by La Trobe Learning and Teaching aiming to support the development of talented emerging leaders in digital learning at La Trobe University.

Participants have been selected from each school across the University. The Program is a wonderful opportunity for these teaching staff to undertake professional development in digital learning while working on a digital innovation to be implemented at the University.

Successful nominees will attend three facilitated workshops and one full day culminating event in Melbourne on 28 October 2016, and over this time will be working on their ‘big digital idea’ in their discipline area.

Key dates

  • 15 July: Digital Learning Innovators Program nominations close and nominees selected
  • 5 August: Breakfast Workshop 1 (Bundoora Campus)
  • 26 August: Lunchtime Workshop 2 (Bendigo Campus)
  • 23 September: Breakfast Workshop 3 (Bundoora Campus)
  • 28 October: Innovation Showcase Major Event (City Campus)

Program highlights

Breakfast Workshop (Bundoora Campus: 5 August)

  • Participants will form ideas about a teaching and learning problem they may experience in their own area.
  • Collectively the group reflects on the issue and the ideas brought forward in discussion to identify possible solutions and decide on an appropriate course of action
  • Participants take their ‘big idea’ back to their own department, and report back to the group at the next meeting
  • Between the Breakfast Workshop and Major Showcase Event, participants will continue to work on the development of a specific innovation in their area.

Lunchtime Workshop (Bendigo Campus: 26 August)

  • A guest speaker will provide an insight into digital learning on a topic of relevance to La Trobe teaching academics.
  • Participants will present their revised ‘big idea’ back to the group for further discussion and refinement.
  • Between the Breakfast Workshop and Major Showcase Event, participants will continue to work on the development of a specific innovation in their area.

Breakfast Workshop (Bundoora Campus: September 23)

  • Participants will form ideas about a teaching and learning problem they may experience in their own area.
  • Collectively the group reflects on the issue and the ideas brought forward in discussion to identify possible solutions and decide on an appropriate course of action
  • Participants take their ‘big idea’ back to their own department, and report back to the group at the next meeting
  • Between the Breakfast Workshop and Major Showcase Event, participants will continue to work on the development of a specific innovation in their area.

Digital Leaders Workshop (City Campus: 28 October)

  • The culminating event will be held on 360 Collins St, Melbourne.
  • Participants will receive a keynote address from an international guest speaker.
  • Participants will engage in a workshop on digital leaderships.
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to present their digital pitch, receive feedback on their ‘big idea’, and share what they have learnt with the whole group.