Thursday, 29 January 2015

NATA Digital Brochure

As part of the conclusion to the NATA we have put together a digital brochure to summarise and highlight the outcomes of the project. This document includes links to key reports, resources and groups involved in the network. It  provides information on networks in higher education, OLT Good Practice Reports and network leadership.

Please feel free to download and share this document.

The Power of the PEN

November 2014 saw forty members of Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) state-based promoting excellence networks (PENs), representing all PENs across Australia, gather at the University of New England Parramatta Future Campus to celebrate the success of the OLT’s networks initiative. PENs are charged with consolidating existing connections in the higher education sector and helping to foster new collegial and cross-institutional links to generate high-level collaborative approaches to teaching and learning issues.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

ascilite - new url

We would just like to remind everyone that ascilite now has a new url ( We have updated the links on the static pages of the NATA website to reflect this change, however, other materials or blog posts already published or finalised are unable to be updated and we forgive any inconvenience this may pose.

Friday, 9 January 2015

NATA eResources are now available on YouTube

NATA eResources are now available on YouTube. Be sure to check them out to learn more about the OLT/ALTC Good Practice Reports and how they may be of value to you.

Links available here:

Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching:
Students Transition into Higher Education:
Work Integrated Learning:
Innovative Indigenous Teaching and Learning:
Curriculum  Renewal:

Thursday, 18 December 2014

NATA Culminating Seminar and Conclusion of Project

With the successful completion of the NATA Seminar last week, the NATA comes to a conclusion. The project has been a long and interesting process which has involved a range of organisations and a large number of individuals. On behalf of the project team I would like to thank everyone who has contributed and make special mention to the partner associations of ACODE, ascilite, CADAD, HERDSA, ODLAA, AARNet and NetSpot for their ongoing support. Funding from the ALTC/OLT made this project possible and we hope that the many resources developed, specifically those with a focus on educational networks and network leadership provide a solid foundation for further work in this area and improved networking practices.

With the conclusion of the project we will remove the @NATAonthenet Twitter account, however, this website will remain active. Please direct any future questions or queries regarding the NATA project and its outcomes to project co-leader, Professor Mike Keppell at the University of Southern Queensland.

Friday, 5 December 2014

ADFI Celebrating Research Seminar - Friday 12th of December

Celebrating Research Seminar 
Connecting and Collaborating: Leading Educational Networks in Australasian Tertiary Education
Professor Mike Keppell, Executive Director, ADFI and NATA Co-Leader and Mr Gordon Suddaby, NATA Co-Leader and Ms Natasha Hard, NATA Project Manager
Guest Presenter, Shelda Debowski, will discuss her HERDSA Guide “Leading Academic Networks”
Date:           Friday 12 December 2014
Time:          10:00 – 12noon AEST QLD
                    (11:00am – 1pm AEDT NSW VIC)
Location:    Blackboard Collaborate
                    (Details & link to session will be sent out several days prior to session to all those who have registered interest)
                    & Toowoomba Campus
S108 ADFI Digital Futures Hub

RSVP:          Tuesday 9 December 2014
                    Friends: Register via emailing
                    USQ Staff: Register via USQ Professional Development