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Support for Semester 2

With the start of semester 2 just around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you are prepared. As we did in Semester 1, we are running our series of MyUni training, workshops and ‘drop in’ support services again. Find out what is available to you this semester here.

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The art of crafting online quiz questions

Written by Sash Kertes, Learning Designer 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 […]

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What is Learning Analytics?

 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 our new blog – The Learning Cog

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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2019 Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Projects Announced

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 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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