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Using Wikis for group work tasks

Posted by Lyn Collins on March 16th, 2011

Teaching evaluation feedback often indicates that students want more opportunities for group work.   There are several technological solutions that Educational Developers can suggest, but they all lay outside the current LMS (that may change when Moodle arrives). Some Academics requiring a collaborative technology to facilitate group work take advantage of wiki functionality because they [...]

Simulation Lab available for use

Posted by Lyn Collins on December 3rd, 2010

The Simulation Lab at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine has been completed and they would like to see it used by other departments as a shared resource. The Simulation lab consists of 3 rooms, a mock operating theatre, patient bedroom and scrub bay.  It was obviously designed for medical scenarios but they can set [...]

Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

Learning Excellence and Development (LEAD) Symposium 2010

Posted by Tony Dwyer on November 3rd, 2010

LEAD is a collaborative group (funded by the Faculty of Business and Economics) whose members engage in projects concerned with promoting and researching university teaching. Members meet regularly over an eighteen-month cycle to support, advise and pace each other through the various stages of projects that are usually focused on issues in business education.
Who should [...]

Opportunities for providing enhanced field study experiences on mobile platforms

Posted by malakandadai on September 1st, 2010

The field study is an essential learning experience in subject areas as diverse as biology, geology, paleontology, architecture and art history. Educators have always faced a considerable challenge in making the experience rich and assessable whether it is undertaken on  group or individual basis. Standard outcome presentation formats have been reports, photos and podcasts [...]

Group Work and Assessment workshop (May 13)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 4th, 2009

Group Work and Assessment – A Key Issue in Practice
Wednesday 13th May 2009, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, E6A116
Register here.
While group work is often used as an assessment tool, anecdotal evidence suggests that it is poorly understood by staff, and not popular with students. This workshop provides insights and suggestions on how to make team [...]

Assessment toolkit now online!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on December 4th, 2008

The Assessment Toolkit is part of a series of short, focused resources on learning and teaching being produced by the LTC.  The resources are designed to help you implement effective assessment in your teaching.  Titles in the toolkit include:

Guide to implementation of assessment policies and procedures
Designing for assessment
Writing learning outcomes
Assessing first year students
Assessing final year [...]

Group Assessment

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 20th, 2008

The result of an ALTC grant, Doing Group Assessment in Media and Communications are resources developed by the University of Canberra (with input from the University of New South Wales, University of Technology, Sydney University and Macquarie University).
Visit the groupwork site for a great collection of short videos that include case studies and methods. [...]