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Designing and facilitating a unit for external students

“any question” by Marcello Maria Perongini 2005 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
“any question” by Marcello Maria Perongini 2005 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Do you have external students in your unit? Do you think that your unit could be better designed for these students? Then why not make some time in early July on Monday 3rd of July and Wednesday 5th July to attend a two-part workshop on Designing and facilitating a unit for external students.

In the workshops, we will look at how you can design and facilitate for engagement of your external students. The workshops will be practical, whereby you will be asked to develop learning designs, use online tools that you may not be aware of so that you can implement these ideas into your own units. The workshop facilitators have a range of expertise and knowledge that will ensure that you will have a rich and rewarding learning experience. Why not join us. You can attend both or choose one, it’s up to you.

You can book your place by going to these links: Designing and facilitating for external students (Workshop 1) and Designing and facilitating for external students (Workshop 2).

3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).

“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder.  Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to”  Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.

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UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is the latest upgrade to our lecture capture software.  Automated lecture recordings and desktop capture uploads for Session 2 2017 onward will be carried out through the Active Learning Platform. Continue reading UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.

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LTX Students As Partners Panel – What We Learnt

“Students as Partners” was the topic of the first LTX event of the year (for those of you unfamiliar, LTX stands for Learning and Teaching Exchange), with a panel of Student Representatives from the Faculty of Business and Economics. The well attended event opened with a brief introduction of how the Student Representatives Program works within the faculty. Continue reading LTX Students As Partners Panel – What We Learnt

2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards – NOW OPEN

This year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching awards will recognise, reward and celebrate the efforts of individuals and teams who make outstanding contributions to learning and teaching and improve the quality of student engagement, experience and learning outcomes.

Three categories are open to both academic and professional staff in 2017. Continue reading 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards – NOW OPEN

Keeping PACE with Ethical Practice – Teaching ethics in Professional and Community Engagement

What do we mean when we talk about ethics? Is it behaviour towards others, rules and regulations, professional codes of conduct or is it regulatory guidelines for areas of specialisation, such as research involving people or animals? In higher education it is all these things and more. There are a range of approaches to teaching ethics. While the University’s regulatory framework for ethics is comprehensive and readily accessible, PACE unit convenors have also identified the need for a suite of resources that cover the more nebulous area of ethical practice in pedagogy and workplace contexts. As a result, PACE have developed a set of resources that can be utilised by unit convenors to support students going on a range of activities, be they local, international or on campus.

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