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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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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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How do I get data from MyUni?

Blog by Marziah Zarazillah and Daniel Barry Learning Analytics can indicate what is working and what is not at a much finer level of granularity than ever before, even while a course is in progress. Such insight into course interactions is key to supporting an evidence based evaluation of course learning design. Learning Analytics captures […]

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Evidence-Based Decision Making: Using Learning Analytics to Improve Learning and Teaching Outcomes

Guest blog by Dr David Wilson, Lecturer | Head of Molecular Physiology of Vascular Function Research Group, School of Medical Sciences I’d like to share an update from the Learning Analytics Community of Practice that highlights some of our activities. The community has been very active in sharing Learning Analytics domain knowledge, and in working […]

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You’re now more satisfied with MyUni

You told us that you’re now more satisfied with MyUni and we couldn’t be happier. It’s been a big year in MyUni with the successful implementation of Canvas and Echo. And survey results are telling us you feel it was worthwhile. There has been a significant increase in both staff and student overall satisfaction compared […]

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MyUni features update

MyUni is regularly updated with new features and fixes. You can keep up to date by visiting the What’s new in MyUni page in the MyUni Learning Centre. Some of the latest updates: An embed Echo360 video button is now available in the Canvas Rich Text Editor. Find out more about embedding Echo360 videos into Canvas. Groups […]

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From PAF to SPLAT: desperately seeking peer assessment

Guest blog by Dr Hayley McGrice, Lecturer, School of Animal and Veterinary Science   The Student & Peer Learning Assessment Tool (SPLAT) – an equitable way to assign individual grades for groups assignments that reflect the contributions of each student. Let’s talk group work: Academics like it because it teaches our students team work skills, […]

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Want to enhance graduate employability but don’t have the time? Try these simple ideas right away!

Blog by Ewan Wallace & Cecily Wright     Whether you agree with it or not, student expectations of universities are changing, and employment and employability are high on the list. A recent survey suggests students rank high quality teaching as the most important reason when choosing a university, and over 50% believe a high graduate […]

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