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Despite being every student’s pet peeve, group assignments are hugely important for personal development and future employability. The University of Adelaide prides itself on producing graduates with qualities and characteristics that are transferable beyond the disciplinary context in which they have been developed. It is group work in particular that aligns with two of the University’s core graduate attributes. These include teamwork & communications skills and self-awareness & emotional intelligence. (more…)

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Written by Sash Kertes We all love writing quiz questions equally as much as we love completing quiz questions, right? (a) Right! (b) Nope! (c) All of the above If you answered (a), please read on. If you answered (b), please read on. If you answered (c), read the question again. No matter what you […]

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 Learning analytics begins with… “learning” As defined by the University of Adelaide, “Learning Analytics” is: “The practice of developing actionable insights through the collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs.”

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Welcome to The Learning Cog; the blog from the Learning Enhancement and Innovation unit. Our blog is a one-stop shop for everything learning and teaching related. As we are strongly focused on collaboration, we want to share our knowledge and expertise. We also want to learn and evolve by tackling learning and teaching challenges with […]

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It’s official! The 2019 Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant recipients have now been announced. The Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant scheme is designed to support small-scale pilots and initiatives, fostering investigation and dissemination of best practice approaches in learning and teaching.

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A Q&A with Learning Analytics Manager, Marcel Lavrencic Learning analytics is a complex area, and it can be daunting to even think about where to start. This is why we have a team dedicated to learning analytics. As part of the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Unit, the Learning Analytics Team offer assistance to staff within […]

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OnTask is a software platform designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback through email messages. The email messages are determined by expected evidence-based student behaviour, performance and characteristics from MyUni. The data that feeds into OnTask is from an Excel or CSV file downloaded […]

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The Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Projects for 2018 have officially concluded. After collating the final reports, we can now share a summary of each of the nine projects that were part of this scheme. The 2018 LEI grant scheme facilitated projects that aimed to enhance and develop new and better approaches to achieving student learning outcomes. The funds […]

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A Q&A with Dr Chelsea Avard and Oliwia Derda Dr Chelsea Avard was awarded a 2018 LEI Grant for her application titled: “PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Online Pilot Program”. The LEI grant project was to trial an online delivery of the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). The original PASS model has been delivered successfully […]

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A Q&A with Elizabeth Yong and John Murphy In 2018, Elizabeth Yong was awarded a Learning Enhancement & Innovation (LEI) Grant for her application entitled: “Video captions and inclusive learning design”. The goal of this LEI Grant project was to explore the use of video captioning to promote inclusion, accessibility and digital capabilities and find […]

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