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A no fear approach to learning analytics

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: what is it and why should you be using it?

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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A summary of the 2018 Learning Enhancement & Innovation Grant Scheme

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 new approach to a proven initiative: Using technology to provide a fresh, service-driven approach to small group student learning

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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Understanding the importance of inclusive learning design

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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Discovering new ways to convey complex concepts to students

A Q&A with Dr James Botten, Andrew Beatton and Jayshen Ardukumar  It doesn’t matter how many different verbal explanations you give; some concepts are difficult to grasp. This is where applying context and visualisation can be instrumental in bridging knowledge gaps. Dr Mark Dodd and Dr Jamie Botten were awarded a 2018 Learning Enhancement and […]

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Enhancing student experience through the adoption of Echo360 Active Learning Platform

A Q&A with Dr Joy McEntee, Dr Rebecca Vivian and Harrison Lees Many believe that Echo360 is just an automated video recording tool and do not realise its extensive capabilities and potential for engaging with students. Joy McEntee, Jessica Viven-Wilksch & Rebecca Vivian were awarded a 2018 LEI grant for their application titled: “Encouraging University […]

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