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Learning Enhancement and Innovation (LEI) leads coordinated services, projects and initiatives for the University of Adelaide’s face-to-face, blended and fully online learning opportunities.

We can help you with best practice advice and consultation for building, developing and enhancing University courses and programs.

Remote Learning Resources

We have compiled a collection of resources to assist:

  • Course coordinators and teaching staff to modify courses for temporary remote delivery
  • Students in learning effectively whilst studying remotely

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Learning and Teaching Insights

There are a number of tools available for teaching staff to assist in understanding student learning behaviours and inform improvements to learning design, methods of teaching, and student communication.

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Blog: The Learning Cog

Mobius

Mobius is a powerful platform that supports innovative teaching, learning and assessment design. It is particularly suited to STEM subjects but can be used effectively and creatively across disciplines.

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What is an Online Short Course?

The University of Adelaide is investing in a range of learning products to meet a variety of contemporary needs. One of these learning products is Online Short Courses or OSCs.

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(Re)Designing Online Lectures

The rapid and chaotic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the learning and teaching space is something that should be applauded and learned from. The side effects of rapidly flipping face-to-face courses to online delivery modes has meant that (understandably) - not all of the consideration, time and quality assurance we’d usually give to a learning experience has taken place. 

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Mixed Cohort Tutorials

So, you have a dilemma: you have 30 students and normally run 3 tutorials of 10 each, but 5 students are remote. You can’t afford to run a fourth with only remote students. You need to include them in the 3rd tutorial. But how can it be done in a way that feels like the remote and face to face students are connected as one, are equally engaged in the tutorial, and getting a quality learning experience?

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18

Aug

What can we do about reviving languages and why it matters

To celebrate the release of this new book, Revivalistics: From the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond, we spoke to Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann about what inspired his love for revivalistics, how the events of 2020 will impact language revival and what needs to be done to stop languages from becoming extinct.

17

Aug

Establishing best practice on the use of recorded lectures: a Q&A with Associate Professor Dimitra Lekkas

Associate Professor Dimitra Lekkas shares findings from her 2019 Learning Enhancement & Innovation Grant: “Does attendance at live lectures and use of recordings matter to student learning?”

13

Aug

AdelaideX reaches 1 million MOOC enrolments!

The University of Adelaide’s open digital learning initiative, AdelaideX has been providing access to free online education pathways for learners worldwide since 2015.

29

Jul

How to set up assignments to assist in identifying at-risk students

Students’ early online activity and assessment grades produce valuable data points that help us to predict which students are at risk of failing and potentially attriting from the University. 

24

Jul

How staff can avoid assessment clashes across courses

The Learning Analytics team have developed Assessment Mapping insights that visually show planned assessments and can assist with planning and scheduling assessments to avoid clashes. 

23

Jul

Preparing for Semester 2

Are you prepared for Semester 2? We have compiled a list of support services and online resources to assist with learning and teaching this semester.

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