This page contains useful resources from the Connections seminar series.
The resources include: Powerpoint presentations, useful links, contacts and references (please note: many of the links, contacts and references are within the presentations so please download and explore). If you have any resources you think it would be useful to share please email them to: email@example.com.
For more general information on the seminar series please see this page: http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/connections/about/. For full write-ups of the past seminars please explore the main posts: http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/connections/.
Exploring the affordances of the online learning tool, UNSW Wikispaces, in enhancing the group assessment experience for both students and tutors
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.
View their slides here: Helen Caple & Mike Bogle Slides
Read a full seminar abstract here: Helen Caple & Mike Bogle Abstract
Read about Ben Miller’s (FASS) wikispaces pilot here: http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/telt/blog/2009/12/07/ben-miller-wikispaces-pilot/
820-422 >> 1Z0-050 >> CRISC >> 642-998 >> 98-365 >> 70-462 >> M2090-733 >>
Questionmark Perception™ (QMP): A tool for authoring, delivering and reporting on web-based assessments and surveys linked from Blackboard or Moodle
A/ Prof Gary Velan (Medicine)
- 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/).
Read Gary’s synopsis QMP Workshop
Watch an Overview of Questionmark Perception (QMP) – A best of breed tool for online assessments http://tv.unsw.edu.au/331FB280-7E6B-11DF-9E250050568336DC
Visit the QMP Pilot wiki: http://telt.unsw.wikispaces.net/QMP
The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education
Prof Curtis Bonk, University of Indiana
- 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.
Using Case studies in Social Sciences (Christopher Walker, School of Social Sciences & International Studies)
- Walker, C. (2009). Teaching Policy Theory and its Application To Practice Using Long Structured Case Studies: An Approach that Deeply Engages Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(2). 214-225.
- Watch a video clip of Christopher Walker discussing his methods.
Using Online Role Play in Teaching (John Shepherd, Engineering & Alison Rutherford, Medicine)
– Watch a video-clip of John Shepherd discussing the use of Online Roleplays in teaching (in particular the use of ‘Middle East Politics’ Roleplay).
– Watch a video-clip of Alison Rutherfood discussing the use of Online Roleplays in teaching (in particular the use of ‘Buyat Bay’ Roleplay).
- A repository of role-plays can be found here.
– The ‘roleplay search’ link provides a list of role play descriptions, with contact info for the designers if you want to follow up.
– The ‘resources’ link leads to documents covering aspects such as design and assessment.
– John’s slides on the ‘Middle East Politics’ online roleplay can be downloaded here: Middle East Politics Slides.
– Alison’s slides on the ‘Buyat Bay’ online roleplay can be downloaded here: Buyat Bay slides.
Case Based Teaching as Practised at Harvard Business School (Stephen Kaufman, Australian School of Business & Harvard Business School)
- You can download Stephen’s lecture slides here: S Kaufman Slides.
- If you are a member of UNSW staff, you can view a recording of Stephen’s presentation here.
New Learning Spaces (Bob Fox, University of Hong Kong)
- You can download Bob’s slides here: Fox_UNSW_NewLearningSpaces2010.
Learning to Teach Online (Simon McIntyre, COFA)
- Watch Simon’s presentation on ‘The Learning to Teach Online’ project: a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.
- More information on the project.
Storytelling: Innovating to Engage Students (Frances Miley, ADFA)
- Frances’ paper: Miley, Frances (2009) ‘The storytelling project: innovating to engage students in their learning’, Higher Education Research & Development, 28: 4, 357 — 369
- ‘Watch Frances discussing her use of storytelling to engage first year students here and here.
Making the Tough Stuff Fun (Selena Griffiths, COFA)
- Download Selena’s powerpoint here: Selena Griffith Slides.
Researching Learning and Teaching (Jan McLean, L&T at UNSW)
- Download Jan McLean’s powerpoint here: Researching Teaching Slides.
Research Design and Analysis: Phenomenography (Jacqui McManus, L&T at UNSW)
- Download Jacqui McManus’ powerpoint presentation here: Phenomenography Slides.
Using Threshold Concepts to Generate a New Understanding of Learning and Teaching in Biology
(Jan McLean, L&T at UNSW; Noel Whitaker, Science & Chis Hughes, Medicine)
- You can download Jan McLean’s Introduction to Threshold Concepts presentation here: Introduction to Threshold Concepts slides.
- You can download the presentation by Noel Whitaker (Faculty of Science) and Chris Hughes (Faculty of Medicine) here: Whitaker & Hughes slides
- For more information on the ALTC funded project which is a collaboration between UNSW, USyd and UWS see the project website.
Exploring Threshold Concepts in Learning & Teaching (Jan McLean, L&T at UNSW)
- You can download Jan McLean’s presentation on Threshold Concepts in Learning and Teaching here: Threshold Concepts Learning and Teaching
- Follow this link for resources and references linked to teaching International students.
- Follow this link for resources and references linked to ‘Cultural Diversity’.