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Deep and Interactive Learning in Lectures

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What is interactive learning, and how can it work in your teaching? This course explores how interactive teaching strategies can be incorporated into lectures to facilitate deeper learning. It will look at how you can understand learning using the concepts of “Deep” and “Surface” learning, and discuss the research around […]

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Group and collaborative learning

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Evidence for effectiveness of collaborative learning is growing, and employers continue to call for graduates with better collaboration skills. While group activities can provide potent learning opportunities, many students have both low expectations and underwhelming experiences of academic teamwork. This course will examine a variety of group scenarios, including approaches to group formation and […]

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Build your researcher profile

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Build your researcher profile Written by Imogen Ingram and Candida Spence Are you seeking to establish or refresh your online researcher profile? There are many online digital tools that can assist you to achieve this. In this coffee course, we will show you three digital tools – ORCID, Mendeley and Kudos […]

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Open Education: From Resources to Practice

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Open Education: From Resources to Practice By returning facilitators Adrian Stagg and Emma Power from the University of Southern Queensland! During Open Education Week in March this year, the coffee course ‘Open Educational Practice: An Introduction’, introduced OER and some of the foundational considerations to ‘adopting’ open education. In this […]

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Creating your own videos

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Creating your own videos Part 2 of the Video in Teaching and Learning Series If you are interested in creating videos for your own teaching, this course will help! We will explore the practical and hands-on aspects of making different types of videos in this course, including how to storyboard, […]

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Getting started with ePortfolios

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Getting Started with ePortfolios Are you seeking ways to engage your students more deeply in their studies, support them throughout an internship, or promote their professional formation? A digital portfolio is an annotated and organised collection of individual works, or artefacts, which documents learning and development over time. It is […]

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Next course! Why use video in teaching?

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This course is the first in a series on how to incorporate video into your teaching practice. It’s a nice complement to previous courses on flipping the classroom, enhancing lectures, and engaging students! Video in Teaching and Learning: Why video?  With the increasing availability of broadband interest, mobile devices, cameras, […]

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Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality: Imagining a new educational reality Virtual Reality (VR) has been defined as the “use of interactive simulations created with computer hardware and software to present users with opportunities to engage in environments that appear and feel similar to real-world objects and events” (Lam et al., 2006). The Horizon […]