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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 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 what you […]

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OnTask: what is it and why should you be using it?

OnTask is a software platform designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback through email messages. The email messages are determined by expected evidence-based student behaviour, performance and characteristics from MyUni. The data that feeds into OnTask is from an Excel or CSV file downloaded […]

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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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What tool to use…

So you’ve spoken with the learning designers, attended a series of Carpe Diem workshops and engaged in a hearty debate with fellow colleagues about best practices and learning outcomes for your course. You’re all enthused about adding something interactive and innovative to your course, but how do you go about building it? What tools or […]

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Branched scenarios are easy to make in PowerPoint

Have you ever wondered ‘How do I get my students to explore and learn at the same time?‘. You’re not alone. Dr Ben Saxon (Paediatrics), Michael Brockhouse and I recently worked on building a branched scenario in Powerpoint to help medical students learn about childhood anaemia. The scenario is currently being used in the course […]

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MyUni Training

The IT Training Team is once again offering the opportunity for academics and professional staff to attend training on MyUni. The MyUni: Organising Your Content course explores different ways of organising your course content in MyUni, focusing on building a structure using modules, pages and files. The MyUni: Creating Online Assessment course explores the tools […]

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Assessment Literacy at the University of Adelaide

By Andrew Kemp (Learning Enahncement & Innovation) Dr Helena Ward (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences) Dr Matthew Dry (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences) The theme of this year’s Festival of Learning and Teaching was ‘What Works? Perspectives on Feedback and Assessment’. Professor Elizabeth Molloy’s keynote set the tone by emphasising that assessment for […]

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Festival of Learning and Teaching 2018 is coming

  This year’s Festival of Learning and Teaching will take place on Friday 20 July, focusing on a theme of Feedback and Assessment. Call For Presentations will open very soon on Monday 7 May, so this is a great chance to start thinking about practice and experiences to share with colleagues at the University. Colleagues in […]

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