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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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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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Setting you up for success in Semester 1

Are you prepared for Semester 1? We want to help you make this semester a smooth one. From the 18th February through to the 1st March 2019, we have a series of MyUni training, workshops and ‘drop in’ support services aimed at staff to help get you ready for Semester 1. To find out what’s available to […]

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“Making Cool Stuff” – The Learning Resource Developer Story

Back in ages, long lost to history, the Learning Resource Development team consisted of two talented individuals who developed and built a wide variety of learning resources. Now, in the distant future of 2019, that ancient, proud tradition is continuing. If you were not aware of our team’s existence in the past, this blog should […]

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New Years Resolution: Use Learning Analytics

This year, make a plan to use learning analytics in MyUni right from the beginning! Learning analytics gives insight into the specific learning and teaching behaviours associated with the most favourable learning outcomes. Embedding actionable learning analytics into the curriculum design enables real-time, evidence-based decision-making for both students and teachers. Evidence-based decision-making enables modification of […]

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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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Securely Managing Question Banks Using Respondus 4 and Word

  Academics have been asking for ways to securely manage question banks to use for tests and exams. A number of supported tools can make it easier to create, review and organise your questions, including the option to share question banks on the faculty S Drive. Using Respondus 4 and Word with Canvas Quizzes it […]

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