Seminars and events

CRADLE hosts a series of seminars that bridge research and practice.

Featuring local and international guest speakers, the informative and collaborative seminars are held via video conference across all campuses. For more information about the CRADLE Seminar Series, please visit our blog.

CRADLE seminars

2020 seminars

Exploring the factors that affect learners’ perceptions of the value of credentials

Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver, Honorary CRADLE Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 10 February 2020

Agency, learning and professional practice

A/Prof. Nick Hopwood, Associate Professor, Professional Learning, University of Technology Sydney, 24 March 2020

Practice theory and higher education research

Prof. Margaret Bearman, Professor (Research), Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 5 May 2020

Longing for connection: university educators creating meaning through sharing experiences of teaching online

Dr Brandi Fox, Prof. Margaret Bearman, Dr Robin Bellingham, Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Dr Simona Scarparo, Darci Taylor, Matthew Krehl Edward Thomas (Deakin University) and Michael Volkov (Macquarie University), 9 June 2020

Feedback in online learning

A/Prof. Rola Ajjawi (CRADLE, Deakin University), Prof. Michael Henderson (Monash University), Prof. Michael Sankey (Griffith University) and A/Prof. Phillip Dawson (CRADLE, Deakin University), 11 August 2020

Publishing diverse voices: Feminism, social justice and academic publishing

Prof. Laura Czerniewicz (University of Cape Town) and Dr Sarah Lambert (CRADLE, Deakin University), 29 September 2020

2019 seminars

Evaluative judgement: What is it, why is it important for our students, and how can we develop it?

Dr Joanna Tai, Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 26 February 2019

Online open education and social justice: Progress for regional, multi-lingual, and female learners

Sarah Lambert, PhD candidate, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 26 March 2019

Shaking the power structures of assessment in higher education through summative self-assessment

Juuso Henrik Nieminen, doctoral student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, 9 April 2019

Reframing alignment and authenticity in the assessment of work-integrated learning

A/Prof. Rola Ajjawi, Associate Professor in Educational Research, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 16 April 2019

Assessment shock: Understanding Chinese international students' first year experiences in Australian universities

Dr Jiming Zhou, Senior Lecturer, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fudan University, 21 May 2019

Cheating in the name of academic integrity

A/Prof. Phillip Dawson, Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 18 June 2020

Digital media literacy in the context of higher education: Challenges and opportunities

Dr Luci Pangrazio, Research Fellow, Centre for Research for Educational Impact, Deakin University, 16 July 2019

Unpacking feedback literacy processes in international students

Dr Karen Olave-Encina, Fellow, School of Education, University of Queensland, 2 August 2019

Using research into diverse students' assessment experiences to change practice

Dr Joanne Dargusch, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and the Arts, CQUniversity, 17 September 2019

Informal interaction and professional learning: Considerations for higher education

Dr Kate Thomson, Senior Lecturer in Work Integrated Learning, School of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, 15 October 2019

2018 seminars

What are we doing about contract cheating?

A/Prof Wendy Sutherland-Smith, CRADLE Fellow and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, 20 March 2018

Degrees @ FutureLearn: Lessons about learning design in online environments

A/Prof Margaret Bearman, Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 17 April 2018

Building evaluative judgement through near peer mentoring in placements: An allied health example

Dr Merrolee Penman, Senior Lecturer in Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, 2 May 2018

Academic failure and persistence

Dr Rola Ajjawi, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 12 June 2018

‘Study drug’ use in Australian universities: Exploring the policy and regulatory environments and institutional responses

Dr Matthew Dunn, CRADLE Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, 26 June 2018

Exploring meaningful feedback between learners and preceptors in the workplace

A/Prof. Rose Hatala, Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 15 August 2018

Taking the plunge: Self-reflection and self-disclosure in the online learning environment

Dr Kate Anderson, CRADLE Fellow and Lecturer in Disability and Inclusion, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, 25 September 2018

Unpacking student self-assessment processes: From theory to practice

A/Prof. Yan Zi, Associate Director, Assessment Research Centre, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Education University of Hong Kong, 23 October 2018

From orchestras to operating rooms: Professional culture and learning

Prof. Christopher J. Watling, Scientist, Centre for Education Research and Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, 12 November 2018

2017 seminars

Assessment design processes: How to enhance practice

A/Prof Margaret Bearman, Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 2 March 2017

Connecting data with student support actions at scale

A/Prof Abelardo Pardo, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, 29 May 2017

Supporting higher education in systemic adoption of learning analytics

Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, Moray House School of Education and School of Infomatics, University of Edinburgh, 19 June 2017

Artificial intelligence and its implications for education

Prof Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London, 15 August 2017

Does the use of collaborative group assessment inhibit good judgement?

Dr Bhavani Sridharan, CRADLE Fellow and Lecturer in Higher Education, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, 27 September 2017

The effects of emotional backwash in feedback situations: Experiences of UK undergraduates

Dr Edd Pitt, Programme Director for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Lecturer in Higher Education and Practice, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent, 31 October 2017

Sociocultural perspectives on feedback: How do they help us solve the feedback dilemma?

Rachelle Esterhazy, PhD student, Department of Education, University of Oslo, 31 October 2017

The role of peers in mediating first-year undergraduates’ self-assessment processes

Dr Jessica To, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 4 December 2017

Chinese students’ engagement in asynchronous online cross-cultural peer review through the lens of self-regulated learning and feedback triangle

Qiyun Zhu, PhD student, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 4 December 2017

2016 seminars

Designing assessment: Hidden enemies and how to overcome them

Dr Gordon Joughin, Honorary Professor, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 12 April 2016

Improving assessment literacy and self-regulation through feedback dialogue

Dr Rola Ajjawi, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 22 June 2016

Peer assisted learning: Opportunities and benefits for clinical medical education

Dr Joanna Tai, Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 9 August 2016

How can we promote self-regulated learning via classroom assessment? A closer look to self and peer assessment

Dr Ernesto Panadero, Honorary Professor and Visiting Academic, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 10 October 2016

Rubrics: Are they evil? Empirical-based reflections

Dr Ernesto Panadero, Honorary Professor and Visiting Academic, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, 10 October 2016

‘Am I just another number?’ Personalising large class teaching: A case study

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent, CRADLE Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, 15 November 2016

2015 seminars

‘Scarily personal’: Assessment feedback via video, audio, and screencast technologies

Dr Michael Henderson, Learning with New Media Research Group, Faculty of Education, Monash University, 27 May 2015

Analysing exemplars to support students’ understanding of assessment

Prof. David Carless, Professor of Educational Assessment and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 17 September 2015

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Past seminar recordings

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