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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

Analytics and Research Methodologies (ARM) workshops

The Distance Learning Office is offering a series of research workshops, Analytics and Research Methodologies (ARM) presented by Ben Daniel from HEDC. All workshops are via Zoom and will be run in the evenings beginning in early Semester 2. Bookings will open soon.

Detailed information about ARM courses

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

Student Learning Centre workshops

A range of workshops are available at Student Learning Development

Staff  workshops and events

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 21 March
  • Wednesday 16 May
  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Wednesday 14 November

Administrative Forum - 10am - 11am

  • Thursday 17 May - THIS FORUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
  • 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.

Information and registrations are now open.