Screenshot from an Active Learning Platform workshop.
Fifteen units were part of a successful live streaming lecture pilot in Session 1. When surveyed, students expressed enthusiasm for the Q&A tool, where they could discuss the subject matter content amongst peers.
The interactions continued after the live lectures, with lecturers or PAL leaders clarifying points of confusion in the lecture content. For more information on the pilot, visit the Teche blog.
“As we are now in this new information age, we have to think about how we adapt and how we evolve,” says Professor Sherman Young, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching). “For teaching, it means we have to think about more than just content. We have to make sure we understand the range of different engagements, not just the authoritative ‘sage on the stage.’ We have to ensure collaboration is built into what we do, and we have to think more broadly than just words.”
Look for more information in future editions.