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Dr Melissa Humphries is Lecturer from the School of Mathematical Sciences and also a Course Instructor in the new MathTrackX XSeries Program.

The MathTrackX Program is the University of Adelaide’s year 12 online maths bridging program, offered through the edX platform. The program consists of 6 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that have been made in collaboration with The School of Mathematics, The Maths Learning Centre and the Online Programs Team. Find out more about the program here.

We caught up with Melissa to chat to her about her involvement in the MathTrackX program, how she got into mathematics in the first place, and how she has managed the challenges that COVID-19 has brought in terms of balancing teaching workload along with creating MOOCs remotely.

Here is what Melissa had to say: (more…)

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A collaborative project between Learning Enhancement and Innovation and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Overview: Dr Danijela Menicanin, Senior Lecturer from the Adelaide Medical School is the Course Coordinator for first year course, Human Anatomy and Physiology. This course is a first-year topic that is done by many students as it is a […]

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During times of remote learning, the ability to assess student engagement with course content has become increasingly important. The New Analytics tool within each course in MyUni can provide data insights into student engagement and participation with content and resources within a course. With decreased opportunities to provide face-to-face feedback, New Analytics can assist teaching […]

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The Learning Enhancement and Innovation unit is comprised of several teams that work across different aspects of learning and teaching. Our teams work collaboratively within the unit to achieve the shared goal of ‘building better graduates’. Each month, we will do a spotlight on an individual team to understand what roles they play within the […]

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We have put together a collection of resources to help support students, especially during assessment periods. Some of these resources including essay writing tools, new open education resources from the library and general support services. There are many things that we can do to support students, through helping develop study skills to providing wellbeing support […]

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A collaborative project between Learning Enhancement and Innovation and Adelaide Medical Simulation. Overview: In mid-March, Associate Professor Adam Montagu (Director, Adelaide Health Simulation) contacted the Learning Enhancement & Innovation Media Production team, requesting urgent support to create critical learning resources for University of Adelaide clinical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of these learning […]

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Written by Nicola Venditozzi, Student Counsellor, Student Life The significant changes that have occurred over the past month have impacted on us, both collectively and individually. Recently, I saw a social media post that likened the impact to somewhere between dealing with a light drizzle and the devastating force of a hurricane. The analogy so […]

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SPLAT is an online tool used by students to assess the contributions of individual members of their team, as well as themselves. Using course coordinator-defined criteria, an individual weighting factor, more commonly known as a Peer Assessment Factor or PAF, can be calculated for each student. This PAF score can be used to underpin a mentoring […]

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Course Ambassadors are students employed by Learning Enhancement and Innovation on a casual basis to assist individual Course Coordinators, teaching teams, and teaching support teams in supporting the University’s efforts to deliver remote learning opportunities. Course Ambassadors aid teaching staff in the use of MyUni and the implementation of learning experiences for remote learners, including collection of engagement […]

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What is a Course Ambassador? Course Ambassadors are students employed by Learning Enhancement and Innovation on a casual basis to assist individual Course Coordinators and Teaching Staff  in supporting the University’s efforts to deliver remote learning opportunities. Course Ambassadors aid Course Coordinators and Teaching Staff in the use of MyUni and the implementation of learning experiences for […]

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