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Using Instructional videos to support your students

“instructional videos are very unlikely to be harmful to a student’s learning and may have other benefits that the study has been unable to quantify such as flexibility and independence of learning (any time or place with an internet connection), the ability to be repeated instantly and the consistency of delivery that could aid the […]

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Using formulas and variables in MyUni Quizzes

By Kym Schutz and John Murphy (Learning Enhancement & Innovation)  Online and blended learning environments have the potential to offer students opportunities to develop and consolidate their mathematical  skills and knowledge through low stakes formative practice. Course coordinator of a Second year Mechanical Engineering course Dr. Lei Chen, wanted to explore whether it was possible […]

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Using the ‘LMS Analytics’ tool to connect with students

Understanding the student access and activity within a course is even more valuable when connecting with students about their progress. The ‘LMS Analytics’ tool in every MyUni course supports staff to explore course activity and connect with students via email. Instructors can rapidly access data on the frequency and timing of student access for course content, including […]

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Critical Prep: Providing early and meaningful feedback

Providing meaningful feedback to students goes beyond a final mark on a summative piece of assessment. Meaningful feedback is provided early and often throughout a student’s study. It provides guidance to students and encourages reflection, action, improvement, planning, and the list goes on. The impact that feedback can have on student success cannot be overstated. […]

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Self and Peer Learning Assessment Tool available in your course

Blog article by Kym Schutz, Educational Technologist Academics have asked for a MyUni tool that provides a way for students to assess the contributions of individual members in their team, as well as themselves when doing groupwork. SPLAT (Self and Peer Learning Assessment Tool) now available in all courses, provides a confidential assessment mechanism that […]

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Use grades in MyUni to support students self-management of their learning goals

In addition to eSubmission opportunities, MyUni also supports assessments which are not submitted electronically. When entered in MyUni courses, non-eSubmission assessments also appear in student ‘to do’ calendars for effective planning of study activities, and allow marks to be recorded in the course gradebook. Including marks in MyUni for all assessments assists students in self-managing […]

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Take the next step – Echo360’s Active Learning Platform

As you are preparing for teaching and thinking about how to get your students more engaged in the lecture theatre, it’s time to give the Active Learning Platform (ALP) a try. Many of you have heard about the Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) but in brief you can use ALP to embed interactive slides into […]

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How analytics can inform learning design

Blog by John Murphy, Learning Designer In Australia and New Zealand two primary ways of using learning analytics (LA) are emerging (ALASI, 2017): 1) institutions that explore LA for the purposes of improving retention and reducing attrition 2) those that explore LA for the purposes of improving learning design and the environment where it occurs. At […]

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Yes, No and WOW!

Blog by Cecily Wright, Mary Hill and Stephen Leahy, Learning Designers According to Milton Glaser, a celebrated graphic designer in the United States “there are three responses to a piece of design- yes, no and WOW!  WOW is the one to aim for”.  But how and why should we aim for WOW in learning design?  […]

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Recording class attendance

Blog by Kym Schutz, Educational Technologist Do you need to record class attendance? Many courses require students to attend class and there are a variety of reasons for taking attendance. In at least one of our program areas, class attendance is an industry requirement and these courses have an 80% attendance requirement for students to […]

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