Connections in Learning and Teaching

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Seminar Resources

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:

For more general information on the seminar series please see this page:  For full write-ups of the past seminars please explore the main posts:

See a collection of Learning and Teaching video clips here.

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)

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)

The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education
Prof Curtis Bonk, University of Indiana

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)


  • 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.
  • Slides:
    – 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)

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)

Researching Learning and Teaching (Jan McLean, L&T at UNSW)

Research Design and Analysis: Phenomenography (Jacqui McManus, L&T at UNSW)

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)

Exploring Threshold Concepts in Learning & Teaching (Jan McLean, L&T at UNSW)

Teaching as a Global Scholar at UNSW (Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei & Colina Mason, L&T at UNSW)
HP0-M101 >> 74-343 >> C_TSCM62_66 >> 70-243 >> 1Z0-457 >> JN0-332 >> C9510-319 >> 200-120 >>

API-571 >> 1Z0-061 >> 1Z0-809 >> 1Z0-459 >> PCM >> 1Z1-535 >> 210-065 >> 220-802 >>