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Let’s talk about the ‘A’ word

Written by Lee Carter, Learning Designer Assessment, it’s the thing that gives students sleepless nights and can also cause just as many issues for some academics. So as we continue to live in a constantly changing world how can we ensure we are delivering rich, authentic assessments that support students but provide rigour and relevance […]

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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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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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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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National Students as Partners Roundtable

In early October I was given the opportunity to attend the fifth annual National Students as Partners Roundtable hosted by the University of Queensland. The roundtable had previously been hosted by The University of Adelaide in 2017 and will be heading to The University of New South Wales in 2019. Students as Partners shifts the […]

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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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Leveraging Analytics to Stimulate Student Engagement

Guest blog by Dr. Peter Strelan I coordinate and teach a large first year Research Methods course in Psychology.  As much as possible, I try to use student data and experience as a feedback loop to illustrate key principles in the course.  Having collaborated with Daniel Barry from the Analytics team in Learning Enhancement and Innovation, […]

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Interactive Learning Activities using Quizlet

Blog article by Kym Schutz, Educational Technologist Quizlet brings seamless interactive activities to your MyUni pages? Academics are constantly looking for ways to create engaging interactive professionally produced activities that offer alternative ways to present content. Quizlet allows you to add to millions of already available open content activities that are simple to use or […]

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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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Use grades in MyUni to support students self-management of their learning goals

In addition to eSubmission opportunities, MyUni also supports assessments which are not submitted electronically. When entered in MyUni courses, non-eSubmission assessments also appear in student ‘to do’ calendars for effective planning of study activities, and allow marks to be recorded in the course gradebook. Including marks in MyUni for all assessments assists students in self-managing […]

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