[google-translator]I was suffering from a bad virus and struggling to stay focused at day two of the University Learning & Teaching Festival in Nov 2012, I was not expecting what happened next. Professor Geoff Scott was introduced as a keynote presenter. He is very interesting to listen to and his presentation was engaging. However it […]
Tag Archives: University of Adelaide
Motivation and Retention Online
This short podcast episode is the second with Curt Bonk when he was visiting Adelaide in November 2012. I asked what was the next contribution to online learning and teaching we could expect from him. Curt describes the new online resource and book he an a colleague in NZ are about to release. It is about […]
MOOCs – good teaching makes the difference!
There’s good MOOCs and there’s, well … good teaching makes the difference! Prof Curt Bonk is in high demand around the world as a keynote speaker and someone who can shake up the status quo and engage academics and encourage them to seek excellence in practice. During November 2012 he was invited to Adelaide […]
National Citations for Teaching Passion!
National Citations for Passion … It doesn’t get much better than that! “On behalf of the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) I am pleased to advise that your nomination for a 2012 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning has been successful” that opening line of an email made my week .. actually it made […]
ADE Institute Cork Ireland
Thats quite a claim for someone who has experienced as many learning and teaching conferences as I have and interviewed and learnt from 200+ thought leaders in Higher Education for our podcast programme over the years. When I was selected by Apple for the Apple Distinguished Educator’s Global Institute in Cork Ireland in July 2012 I […]
Graduate Attributes – Spin or Education?
Simon Walker is the head of the Education Development Unit (EDU) at the University of Greenwich and he had just showed us a room that looked to me like I have always imagined how the Sistine chapel would look in Rome, but we were in London and it was raining. Nothing new about that but Simon […]
Collaborative Learning … What No Lectures!
Team Based Learning: Group Work that Works from UT Austin CTL on Vimeo.Paul Gagnon is the Director of eLearning of the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In this podcast episode Paul talks about their innovative approach to medical education, based on the concepts of Team Based Learning which is gaining […]
Quality Feedback: It’s all about the Students
Plato in about 430 BC said that “necessity is the mother of invention”, just imagine what he would have said if he had an iPad 🙂 Well it was necessity that inspired my colleague in the eLearning Team at the University of Adelaide, Simon Smith to develop a work flow for e-assessment that brings tears […]
LAMS: Student Centric Learning Design
If you consider the “Continuum of Shift” applied to learning management systems, at one end you have a content-centric tool like Blackboard, then you find Moodle in the middle, and at the other, activity-centric, end you have LAMS (Learning Activity Management System), which is being used for interactive learning sequences and constructivist design in teaching. “LAMS is not really a LMS as such, […]
The Continuum of Shift
In 2007 I was making a joint presentation with a colleague from the USA. She introduced the concept of a continuum along which a teacher can move based on how he/she teaches. We called it the Continuum of Shift.* This concept has been a great help to me as a support person, helping teaching faculty in higher education. How […]