Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Think Pieces 2017


Creating distinctive curricula and learning experiences at CSU


In an increasingly competitive Higher Education landscape CSU strives to stand out among the more than 40 Australian Universities by creating distinctive online, on-campus and workplace learning experiences.

The Think Pieces 2017 Project provides an opportunity for an ongoing, open dialogue about how some of the CSU community are thinking about these challenges and opportunities.

These think pieces can be tracked down in Yammer ( by searching for the word "pieces2017". Looking forward to your comments in Yammer on these think pieces.

2017 Sponsors

Assoc Prof Philip Uys
Learning Technologies
Division of Student Learning
Prof Barney Dalgarno
Online Learning
Division of Student Learning


Due DatePresenterFocus
March 31 Toni Downes Introduction to Think Pieces 2017
April 15 Sheeja Samuel and Troy Whitford Products and assessment addressing 21st Century employability
April 30 Peter White Gamified learning
May 15 Jonathon Howard Entering the shark tank
May 31 Tim Klapdor A Distributed Learning System
May 31 Susanna Back Scholarly content developments supporting improved learning experiences
Jun 15 Kim Lustig Simulation-based education
Jun 15 Matthew Anstey Interactive Videos - Engaging and Active Learning

21 - 23 June - CSU ED Think Pieces Panel for all think piece presenters: above and below

Jul 15 Judy O'Connell Are zombies eating your course design?
Jul 31 Caroline Robinson Scaffolding Indigenous Australian content in allied health courses - beginning journeys
Aug 15 Sandra Wills Transforming Online 2020: A Student's View of CSU Online
Aug 15 Julie Lindsay Hey, did you know there's a whole world out there to connect and learn with?
Sep 11 James Brann Creating a distinct Student Leadership Program at CSU – the CSU STRIVE program
Sep 15 Lloyd Dolan and Elizabeth Thomson Transforming relationships and foregrounding connectedness through Wiradjuri language curriculum
Sep 15 Narelle Patton Connected Learning
Sep 30 Christine Lindsay and Liam Downing Abolishing Student Surveys at CSU
Oct 15 Greg Auhl Beyond discipline requirements: Using integrated standards to facilitate Graduate Learning Outcomes/Graduate Attributes
Oct 31 Andy Vann

Response to think pieces and thoughts for the future

Think Pieces 2017 Videoconference Forum - 10 November 10am - 12 noon