Welcoming & supporting undergrads in FOHS

It’s been on everyone’s radar for some time.  Students need transitional support when they come to university.  While the university has plenty of resources, it can often be a quagmire to navigate finding them.

One thing that came out of the visits to Department meetings this year, is that to aid retention, we really need to do more to guide students during the start of university.

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FoHS Learning Support evolution 2016

2016 marked a transition to Faculty level learning support which had been provided by the Learning and Teaching Centre.  With the ‘devolution’ of the LTC, we were allocated three roles and that’s how we ended up with Agnes, Alex (who is currently on parental leave), Rebecca and Beverley (who is replacing Alex).  We also have Dr Natal’ya Galliott, Dr Susanne Pratt, Ray Gillies working on two projects, Kylie Coaldrake replacing Lia, who is project managing one of our strategic grants.  Phew!  You’ve met most of us before and may remember us from And Gladly articles such as: Continue reading FoHS Learning Support evolution 2016

IT maintenance: 6am – 12pm Sunday 18 December 2016 and 2017 dates

Scheduled IT maintenance is taking place on Sunday 18 December from 6am to 12pm, as follows:

6am – 7.30am
There will be an intermittent outage for up to five minutes in the following buildings, so that network switches can be rebooted to change passwords:
  • 7 Wally’s Walk (E6B)
  • 6 Science Road (E8B)
  • 19 Eastern Road (E11A)
  • 3 Eastern Road (E14B)
6am – 12pm
OneNet Wired, OneNet WiFi, telephones and Cardax access will be unavailable in building 14 First Walk (X5A) while power for the building network switches are redistributed.

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EduTV now available: jump in!

Here’s a quick rundown on how EduTV can work for you.

What it is

Informit EduTV is an online TV streaming resource for Australian tertiary institutions providing content across a range of learning areas including Business, Economics, Health, History, Indigenous studies, Legal studies, Media studies, Performing arts, Politics, Government, Religious studies, Science, Technology, Society, Culture, Visual arts and design.informit-logo

It logs free-to-air television , significant documentaries, and includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, NITV, BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Contents are accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.

What it does

Informit EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and watch relevant television content instantly. The database contains over 30,000 programs including documentaries, drama and series. Content includes documentaries, drama, series and more from free-to-air and pay TV.remote

Archives of programs start from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly

It can be searched by key subject areas, or new programmes, or alphabetical listing.

What you could do with it

You can save programmes to the my favourites folder. These can be filed in multiple folders, titled in a method which suits you.

You can make short clips to show in lectures, or for use to support your conference presentations. These clips can be saved in your my projects tab.

As an educational tool you are likely to find material to support your research or teaching, as well as your wider interests.

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You will find Informit EduTV listed under the Library database holdings (choose the database tab in MultiSearch, and search from there). The library also offers other streaming video resources to support your learning and teaching.

If you want more information or help, contact your Research Librarian.

 

 

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