Strategies for Teaching in a Blended Synchronous Format

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Professional Developement

This hands-on workshop will focus on the strategies to limit the challenges associated with “Blended Synchronous Learning” to provide real-time learning opportunities to both on-campus and remote students. This workshop will further help academics to redesign their current teaching methodology to adapt the Blended Synchronous Learning.


Miriam is an Educational Designer at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. She is also a doctoral student at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Miriam has extensive experience in higher education which includes teaching, curriculum renewal and subject design. Her research interests are in designing online courses which are both innovative and accessible to students with diverse needs.

Dr Andy Wear is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He has worked in a number of Australian universities both as an academic and leading large-scale teaching and learning transformation projects, with a particular focus on digital and hybrid learning environments. Andy has a PhD from the University of Tasmania. He specialises in learning experience design, assessment design, digital pedagogies, philosophy of education, as well as academic leadership and development. He has published and presented in these fields both nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Swinburne University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and the Australasian Advancing Academic Development Good Practice Awards. Andy is an experienced facilitator of workshops and training supporting these capabilities. Andy is available to support academics in FBE in innovating subject design and applying new pedagogies and assessments to the curriculum.