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5 lessons learnt from students at ISaPI

Earlier this month The University of Adelaide hosted the 4th International Institute on Students as Partners (ISaPI), in association with McMaster University of Canada. We heard from many staff and students from around the globe who have been involved in the Student as Partners program. Elektra Walter, Project Manager in the Learning Enhancement and Innovation […]

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Flipping the Cellar Floor

Following a successful application for an LEI Grant, we spoke with Beth Loveys and Imogen McNamara, both a student and academic who were involved in the Student as partners program. Hear about their journey on the Flipping the Cellar Floor project and how it impacted both students and staff.

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Introducing our Student Partners…

In the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Team, we have a number of Student Partners who are undertaking a range of roles, all with diverse educational backgrounds. We interviewed some of our current Student Partners and asked about their involvement with the Student as Partners program. Keep reading to hear what they have to say!

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We Want You! Q&A with Sharon Scott – Manager, Student Employability

Thousands of students per year attend University in the hope find employment within their field at the end of their degree. While at university students should take opportunities to continue developing and strengthening their employability skills. Employers are looking for well-rounded students with a number of transferable skills. We spoke with Sharon Scott, Manager, Student […]

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For students, by students: The Students as Partners program

The SaP initiative allows for students and academics to strengthen their relationship, create concepts and engage in projects that are meaningful and relevant to students. This provides students with the opportunity to enhance employability skills, including negotiation and working within a team. We spoke with Tom, our Support and Student Partnership Lead who began with […]

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A day in the life of a Learning Enhancement Officer

Students are at the heart of what we do and in the Learning Enhancement & Innovation Team, we strive to include a student aspect in our various projects and initiatives. Over the past few years, the LEI team has maintained a strong student presence with our Learning Enhancement Officers (LEOs). Our LEOs work closely with […]

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Let’s talk about the ‘A’ word

Written by Lee Carter, Learning Designer Assessment, it’s the thing that gives students sleepless nights and can also cause just as many issues for some academics. So as we continue to live in a constantly changing world how can we ensure we are delivering rich, authentic assessments that support students but provide rigour and relevance […]

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How group work enhances employability

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 […]

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LEI’s ‘High Failure Rate’ HAKLAB/01 Contribution

On Tues 25th September our colleagues over in ITDS hosted a Hack Day on the Mezzanine Level 5 of The Hub.  As they explained to us ‘a Hack Day is an organised event where teams come together to develop ideas which help to solve a business problem’.  The brief was that we should ‘mashup, reuse […]

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Immersive Technology Audit for the University of Adelaide

As you’re aware, VR (Virtual Reality), MR (Mixed Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) are technologies that are capable of providing realistic immersion into simulated and augmented environments. Interest has been mounting considerably over the past few years in regard to the educational application of the technology, and we’re now seeing competing universities developing infrastructure, courses […]

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