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Next week: Investigating the Impact of Technology-enabled Learning and Teaching (TELT) on Student Participation and Student-to-Student Dialogue in Large Lecture Classes

Posted by erinwithers on October 12th, 2010 · Events, Research, Showcasing Teaching, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

Dr Katrina Moore, FASS
18 October, 12.30 – 2pm
Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building

This workshop will explore the role that online discussion forums can play in facilitating dialogue and interaction among students in large lecture classes. Findings from a research project currently underway in a 2nd-year FASS course will be discussed.

You must register to attend. For more information and to register online, go to: www.edtec.unsw.edu.au/event_rego/events.cfm.

Upcoming: Academia, Wikipedia and Social Media’s Reframing of Academic Power/Knowledge Arrangements

Posted by erinwithers on October 4th, 2010 · Events, Research, Researching Learning and Teaching, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

Dr Henk Eijkman, ADFA
11 October, 12.30 – 2pm
Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building

While there is much hype about academics’ attitude to Wikipedia there have been few if any empirical studies. The aim of this research was to ascertain how academics respond to Wikipedia as an iconic social media application built around the socially constructed nature of knowledge.  Results of the research will be presented, along with implications. 

You must register to attend.  For more information and to register online, go to: www.edtec.unsw.edu.au/event_rego/events.cfm

Exploring the affordances of the online learning tool, UNSW Wikispaces, in enhancing the group assessment experience for both students and tutors

Posted by erinwithers on September 22nd, 2010 · Events, Research, Researching Learning and Teaching, Resources, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching, Uncategorized

Helen Caple (EMPA) & Mike Bogle (TRC/FASS)

In this seminar Helen and Mike reported on the initial findings from a small research project investigating the large enrolment course experience in relation to group assessment and online learning tools, in particular UNSW Wikispaces.

You can view their slides here: Helen Caple & Mike Bogle Slides
You can read a full seminar abstract here: Helen Caple & Mike Bogle Abstract

Upcoming Seminar: Scaffolding Learning in an Online Environment

Posted by erinwithers on September 13th, 2010 · Events, Showcasing Teaching, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

Dr Arianne Rourke & Kathryn Coleman, COFA
21 September, 12.30 – 2pm, Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building, Kensington Campus

In a Postgraduate course on writing a research paper, students learn online using peer review, concept mapping and worked examples to scaffold the learning experience and support active, student-centered learning. Dr Arianne Rourke and Research assistant Kathryn Coleman will discuss the why, what and how of the course design, and the relevance of the approach to different disciplines.

Register here: www.edtec.unsw.edu.au/event_rego/events.cfm

See more upcoming seminars in the ‘Upcoming Seminars’ page…

FASS Wikispaces pilot

Posted by erinwithers on September 13th, 2010 · Resources, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

As discussed in the Connections seminar: “Exploring the affordances of the online learning tool, UNSW Wikispaces, in enhancing the group assessment experience for both students and tutors” Helen Caple and Mike Bogle, FASS, you can read about Ben Miller’s (FASS) wikispaces pilot here: http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/telt/blog/2009/12/07/ben-miller-wikispaces-pilot/

Exploring the affordances of the online learning tool, UNSW Wikispaces, in enhancing the group assessment experience for both students and tutors

Posted by Niki Fardouly on August 10th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Dr Helen Caple, School of English, Media and Performing Arts and Mike Bogle, FASS
1 September, 12 – 1pm

Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building, Kensington Campus

In this seminar we will report on the initial findings from a small research project investigating the large enrolment course experience in relation to group assessment and online learning tools, in particular UNSW Wikispaces. We will outline the course aims and objectives in relation to the design and implementation of the first group assessment task. Focus groups, conducted with students and tutors, will also offer insight into the successes and failures of the use of a wiki in group assessment tasks. Download the seminar abstract.

You must register to attend at: www.edtec.unsw.edu.au/event_rego/events.cfm

Upcoming Seminar: Discussion about use of Wikipedia and other online sources of information in the classroom and the concept of authoritative or scholarly information

Posted by Niki Fardouly on August 2nd, 2010 · Announcements, Events, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

Margaret Blackmore, UNSW Library

23 August, 12.30 – 2pm

Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building

This is a facilitated discussion session.  Please feel free to bring along your lunch.  If you have general TELT questions there will also be time to discuss these.

You must register to attend at: www.edtec.unsw.edu.au/event_rego/events.cfm

Questions?  Please contact Erin Withers: e.withers@unsw.edu.au, ext 58636

Upcoming Seminar – Work-centred Learning: Lessons Learned after 10 years of Practice

Posted by Niki Fardouly on August 2nd, 2010 · Announcements, Events, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

A/Prof Sami Kara, Faculty of Engineering

9 August, 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm, Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building, Kensington Campus

Course coordinator Dr Sami Kara will show how a first-year course in Design and Manufacturing was redesigned to mirror a real-life design and manufacturing project, of the kind that professional engineers may encounter. The course, which combines face-to-face with online activities and resources, received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009.

You must register to attend at: www.edtec.unsw.edu.au/event_rego/events.cfm

Questions?  Please contact Erin Withers: e.withers@unsw.edu.au, ext 58636

Questionmark Perception™ (QMP): A tool for authoring, delivering and reporting on web-based assessments and surveys linked from Blackboard or Moodle

Posted by erinwithers on July 29th, 2010 · Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching, Uncategorized

A/ Prof Gary Velan (Medicine)  gave a seminar on the QMP assessment system which enables educators to author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, formative quizzes and summative examinations (http://www.questionmark.co/uk/perception/).

For more information you can:

Resources from ‘The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionising Education’

Posted by erinwithers on July 25th, 2010 · Resources, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

You can access resources from Prof Curtis Bonk’s seminar via the TELT blog here: http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/telt/blog/2010/07/21/the-world-is-open/, including a recording of his seminar and various useful websites.