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Upcoming events

The Distance Learning Office offers a range of student and staff events and workshops throughout the year to support teaching and learning at a distance. We also alert students and staff to upcoming events from other areas of the University, particularly courses and workshops from the Student Learning Centre, HEDC, the Library, and the Graduate Research School.

This page is updated regularly, and information will be added as we source events and workshops that relate to distance teaching and learning.

Student workshops

Graduate Research School workshops 

The Graduate Research School offer a range of workshops specifically aimed at postgraduate Masters and PhD students. Visit their workshops page to see what they can offer you! Many of these workshops are now available via Zoom.

Find workshops offered by the Graduate Research School

Library

Upcoming library workshops

HEDC Student Learning Development workshops

A range of workshops are available at Student Learning Development

Staff  workshops and events

Carpe Diem Kia Tū, Kia Māia - A two day workshop for people planning to (re)design a paper to be taught at a distance.

The workshop aims to provide you with an opportunity to redesign your papers in order to gain maximum teaching and learning benefit from the core digital environment that the University provides for staff and students. The workshop will focus strongly on rethinking how teaching and learning occur in a primarily digital environment in your programme and its constituent papers. It will involve staff from the Library, ITS e-Learning team, instructional design expertise, and Distance Learning. Dr Sarah Stein will contact you when you have registered your interest to discuss participation and goals of the workshop.

Registrations have closed for this workshop. 

Staff Forums

Academic Forum (via Zoom) - https://otago.zoom.us/j/777761662

Administrative Forum (via Zoom) - https://otago.zoom.us/j/777761662

Distance education administrators meet four times a year on via Zoom to discuss matters of interest. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 10am via Zoom. Any staff involved in distance programmes are more than welcome to join us. 

This one hour meeting consists of short presentations from ITS, the Distance Library Service, Admissions & Enrolment, Student Administration, followed by a topic for discussion. Previous topics have covered: Proposed developments, Marketing your Distance Programme, eVision, Supporting distance students, and Student access to new technologies.

Meeting dates:

Academic Forum - 10am - 11am

  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Wednesday 14 November

Administrative Forum - 10am - 11am

  • Thursday 23 August
  • Thursday 15 November

Distance Teaching Workshops

DISTAID workshops - Professional development workshops for staff teaching at a distance, or who are considering teaching at a distance.

Further information about these workshops is available here.