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The Rules of Engagement

Written by Linda Westphalen There is no rule that says that University learning can’t be fun.  In fact, we tend to learn better when we’re engaged, interacting and doing a bit more than slogging our way through a ‘checked box’ of ‘learning aims’ in a social vacuum.  Engagement is operationalised in a minimum of at […]

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Careers in Curriculum

Calling all teachers: Do your students need more insight into the workforce ahead of them? Would you like to present real-world examples of work opportunities and career paths? Are you seeking industry involvement for lecture content? Are you interested in your students having access to some Career Readiness online courses? Yes? Then the Careers in Curriculum (CIC) […]

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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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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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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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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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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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