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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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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 as partners in PEP

By Rebecca Batelaan and Thomas Crichton The Learning Enhancement and Innovation team runs Program Enhancement Partnership (PEP) workshops with Program Coordinators, Course Coordinators, Learning Designers, and Research Librarians to design, map, and constructively align the curriculums of programs and courses. These workshops are based on a method devised by Professor Gilly Salmon, which follows 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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LEI’s ‘High Failure Rate’ HAKLAB/01 Contribution

On Tues 25th September our colleagues over in ITDS hosted a Hack Day on the Mezzanine Level 5 of The Hub.  As they explained to us ‘a Hack Day is an organised event where teams come together to develop ideas which help to solve a business problem’.  The brief was that we should ‘mashup, reuse […]

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CanvasCon Sydney 2018: A Course Coordinator, Educational Technologist and Learning Designer share hacks

Several staff members recently attended CanvasCon Sydney on the 11th September at the International Convention Centre on Sydney’s beautiful Darling Harbour. What is your role at the University of Adelaide? Yvette:  I am a Course Coordinator in Adelaide Nursing School. Kym:  I am an Educational Technologist in Learning Enhancement and Innovation. Trish:  I am a Learning Designer […]

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Immersive Technology Audit for the University of Adelaide

As you’re aware, VR (Virtual Reality), MR (Mixed Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) are technologies that are capable of providing realistic immersion into simulated and augmented environments. Interest has been mounting considerably over the past few years in regard to the educational application of the technology, and we’re now seeing competing universities developing infrastructure, courses […]

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Workshops: semester 2 myUni sites

Places are still available in workshops to assist you to get your myUni course site developed in time for the start of semester 2. Follow the links for more information and to register. MyUni: Modules, Pages & Files – Organising Your Content – Tuesday 10thJuly 10:30am – 12noon MyUni: Student Groups – The How and […]

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Improving the student experience

At the University of Adelaide new tools and resources are always being identified, developed, trialed and piloted with a view to enhancing teaching and learning and improving the student experience.  Two current examples are described below. A new course readings system is coming Would you like to build comprehensive resource lists and have them delivered […]

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Creating Quizzes and Tests in MyUni using Respondus and Word

Blog article by Kym Schutz, Educational Technologist Did you know that you can develop your online quiz or test in Microsoft Word then import it into MyUni using Respondus 4? Let’s face it, developing large quizzes in MyUni can be time consuming when there are a large number questions. If you have more than twenty […]

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