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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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Leveraging Canvas Data for the Assessment of Students in Online Discussion.

In Term 4 of 2018, the Online Learning course in the School of Education apportioned 30% of the final mark to participation in MyUni discussion boards. The rationale behind this was outlined in the course modules. “Collaborative Learning is based on the idea that learning occurs as the result of interaction between members of a […]

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Designing for learning in MyUni

Design thinking starts with the idea of understanding people. According to *Donald A. Norman in his book Living with Complexity “We must design for the way people behave, not for how we would wish them to behave”. In an education context an understanding of how learners behave is crucial to the process of designing for […]

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Using Interactives to engage students in your course

At times in the depths of course content delivery students can feel like they’re drowning in an ocean of information overload. So how do we throw a lifeline to these students? One way might be to include consolidation interactives into your course. There are a wide range of interactives available that can help confirm understanding […]

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Students love branched scenarios..

“Fun and interactive way to learn a topic and a nice departure from the usual presentations we are accustomed to.” – student comment. Dr Ben Saxon recently collaborated with me and Michael Brockhouse (Learning Resource Developer, LEI) to build and deploy a PowerPoint branched scenario to teach anaemia in the MBBS 5th year Paediatrics rotation. […]

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