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In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the AASA presented a one-hour Webinar on Friday, 3 April 2020 to assist staff of architecture programs in the current rush to online teaching.

Moderator:

  • AASA Treasurer Professor Chris Knapp (Bond University)

 

Panelists:

  • Steven Feast (Curtin University) – Lessons From Existing Online Programs

  • Dr Jason Crow (Monash University) – Virtual Environments: taking studios online

  • Dr Mohammed Makki (University of Technology, Sydney) – The Conference Approach: application in teaching

  • Elizabeth Strauss (Curtin University) – Engaging Students Online: overcoming separation anxiety

 

Followed by question and answer, and we want to find out how the AASA can best support you at this time.

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Webinar #2 "Reviews, Site Visits and Student Perspectives – The Challenges of Online Learning in Architecture”

Moderator:

Continuing with the AASA Webinar Series on Online Learning in Architecture, we are excited to announce the second webinar in the series, titled: “Reviews, Site Visits and Student Perspectives – The Challenges of Online Learning in Architecture”, in which the panelists will present their perspectives on the various challenges of online teaching and their approaches to resolving these issues.

Webinar Curator:

Dr Mohammed Makki, Senior Lecturer, UTS and Co-founder Wallacei

Moderator:

Professor Chris Knapp – AASA Treasurer and Head of Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University.

Panelists:

Dr. Daniela Ottmann, Associate Professor at Bond University.
Topic title: Nouvelle Vague ≈ Final Reviews?

Dr. Lara Mackintosh – Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame
Topic title: ‘JUST BE THERE’: Virtual Site Visits in Architectural Education

Jacques Chevrant-Breton – National President of the Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA)
Topic title: Defining the New Normal: A Student’s Perspective

The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session.

 

Webinar Details:

Date: Friday May 1st 2020
Time: 12:00pm (Melbourne/Sydney time)
Video duration: 1 hour and 2 minutes

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Continuing with the AASA Webinar Series on Online Learning in Architecture, we are excited to announce the third Webinar in the series, titled: "Maintaining Studio Culture in Online Learning". The Webinar includes national and international panelists who will share their expertise on the impact of Online Learning on Studio Culture, and the ways in which this culture can be preserved as we venture through the novel territories of digital education. Be sure to join the Webinar to learn more on various topics that address the preservation of peer to peer learning, modelling and fabrication, and desk crits, all of which play a vital role in the development of a student's architectural education.

 

Webinar Curator:

Dr Mohammed Makki, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney and Co-founder Wallacei

Moderator:

Dr Mohammed Makki, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney and Co-founder Wallacei

Panellists:

Frosso Pimenides – Associate Professor, University College London, UK

Topic title: The WHY, the WHAT, and the HOW: Before, During online teaching, and Beyond ...

David Pigram – Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Topic title: 'Remote Making: The Challenges of Maintaining Physical Experimentation in Digitally Delivered Design Studios'

Jolanda Morkel – Senior Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Topic title: From Butterpaper to Touch Screen: The Online Desk Crit and the Spaces Between.

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Continuing with the AASA Webinar Series on Online Learning in Architecture, we are excited to announce the fourth webinar in the series, titled: “The impact of Online Learning on the Academic Institution”. The significance and impact of COVID-19 on the academic world have been profound, although this has primarily affected the methods in which education is delivered in an online setting, the impact of the ‘new normal’ on the academic institution is equally significant.

The webinar’s distinguished panellists bring their knowledge and expertise to examine and discuss how COVID-19 and Online Learning have impacted academic institutions worldwide.

Webinar Curator:

-Dr. Mohammed Makki, Senior Lecturer UTS. Co-founder Wallacei

Moderator:

- Professor Chris Knapp – AASA Treasurer and Head of Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University

Panellists:

-Dr Libby Sander – Assistant Professor, Bond University Topic Title: Maintaining our Health and Well-Being in an Online World

-Dr. Deborah Ascher Barnstone – Professor, University of Technology Sydney Topic Title: Necessity is the Mother of Invention: The Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on Higher Education

-Dr. Neil Selwyn – Professor, Monash University Topic Title: Online learning as a threat / Online learning as an Opportunity.

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Continuing with the AASA Webinar Series on Online Learning in Architecture, we are excited to announce the 5th and final webinar in the series titles: “The transition Back from Online Learning to Face to Face Learning”. Where the previous webinars in the series examined the impact of online learning on the various aspects of academic life, this last webinar will discuss how we can slowly transition back to face to face learning, looking at lessons learned, key takeaways from our online experience and what measures we should take in preparation for a second wave.
In this last series, our distinguished panellists come from various institutions in Australia and will bring their expertise on this very exciting topic!
Webinar Curator:
- Dr. Mohammed Make, Senior Lecturer UTS. Co-founder Wallacei
Moderator: - Professor Chris Knapp - AASA Treasurer and Head of Abedia School of Architecture, Bond University
Panellists:
- Jo Paterson Kinniburgh, Director of Education, University of Technology Sydney & Brooke Jackson, Acting Course Director, University of Technology Sydney. Topic Title: Lessons Learned from Online Learning
- Dr. Francesco Mancini, Associate Professor, Curtin Unversity and Dr. Tanja Glusac, Senior Lecturer, Curtin University. Topic Title: Transitioning Back to Studio Culture Teaching Urban Design Studio at Curtin University
- Sophie Giles, Head of Department (Arch, Land. Arch, Urb. Desn.), University of Western Australia. Topic Title: Lessons Learned and the Preparation for a Second Wave

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Continuing with the AASA Webinar Series on Online Learning in Architecture, we are excited to announce the 6th and final webinar of the year.

2020 has been a challenging year for the architectural academic community; students, academics and staff have been massively impacted by the disruptions and changes brought on by COVID-19. Throughout the year, the AASA has organised a Webinar series that addressed various issues and challenges faced by academic institutions; through insights of academics from various architecture schools worldwide, the series presented a wide range of responses, on multiple scales, to navigate the challenges of 2020. This last webinar of the year will bring the heads of schools from multiple Australasian schools of architecture for a roundtable discussion that examines the year past and navigates a path for the year ahead. Join us in what is surely a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion!

Curator:

  • Dr. Mohammed Makki, University of Technology Sydney

Moderator:

  • Dr. Chris Knapp – Head of School, Bond University and AASA Treasurer

Panellists:

  • Dr. Chris Brisbin – Head of School, University of South Australia

  • Dr. Dagmar Reinhardt – Head of School, University of Sydney

  • Dr. Kate Hislop – Head of School, University of Western Australia

  • Dr. Naomi Stead – Head of School, Monash University

  • Peter McPherson – Head of School, Unitec Institute of Technology

  • Dr. Philip Oldfield – Head of School, UNSW