The Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group, in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, have established a Digital Technologies Professional Learning Program, with the support of Google and Digital Careers. This program provides free, online professional learning (through MOOCs and workshops) for Australian Teachers to assist them in delivering the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The program was launched in 2013 and has since seen thousands of Australian educators engage in the course and the online learning community.
Under the Australian Federal Government National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), CSER have received $6.9 million in funding over four years from the Department of Education and Training to expand the CSER MOOC program. This MOOC expansion program will increase implementation support, particularly for schools in disadvantaged, remote and rural areas across Australia. This funding also allows us to establish a national Digital Technologies Lending Library program, to provide schools access to the most recent and best digital technologies education equipment.
A significant aspect of the expansion is the establishment of new roles within the CSER Digital Technologies Professional Learning program for teachers, that enables the CSER Group to expand the program and increase school support.
We are excited to announce that there are 10 positions available, including:
- One part-time Project Manager (Open to all applicants)
- One part-time Administration Assistant (Internal university applicants only)
- Eight part-time Project Officers (Open to all applicants)
The Project Manager and Administration Assistant will be located at the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. The eight Project Officers will be located in cities (or as negotiated) across Australia. Below, we provide a brief overview of the roles. For more information, please click on the hyperlink text.
The Project Manager will manage the roll-out of the national face-to-face professional learning program based on the CSER MOOC program (Foundation-10). The Project Manager will engage with our team of Digital Technologies Project Officers, distributed across Australia, and an administrative assistant; to manage the coordination of professional learning events; and to coordinate a National Lending Library program for Digital Technologies equipment.
Duties include project management, team coordination, communicating with key stakeholders, coordinating professional learning events across Australia, monitoring and analysing participation within the CSER MOOC program, monitoring and analysing participation in the accompanying National Lending Library program, and data gathering, analysis and report writing for annual reporting requirements.
Under the general direction of the Project Manager, the Administrative Assistant will assist in the day-to-day operations of the national expansion of our face-to-face support program and lending library, assisting with general administration, stakeholder communications, event management, domestic travel and purchasing requirements. Please note: at this stage, this position is an internal position and only open to current employees of The University of Adelaide.
Eight Project Officers will be located in capital cities (or as negotiated) across Australia. The Project Officer positions will involve running a face-to-face professional learning program across their designated regions, based on the CSER MOOC program (Foundation-10). This role involves engaging with local learning communities, delivering professional learning support activities based on the CSER MOOC program, and assisting in the coordination of a National Lending Library program for Digital Technologies equipment.
For more information on each of the roles and application closing dates, please refer to The University of Adelaide Job Opportunities website.
Please share these positions with any enthusiastic educators who you think would be perfect for the position!
If you have any queries regarding the available positions, please contact Associate Professor Katrina Falkner on telephone: (08) 8313 6178 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about our work at: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/cser
We look forward to introducing our new team members in the near future!