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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

Why is it Important to Publish Courses On Time?

To scaffold student performance and improve their experience in courses, course coordinators are asked to take an intentional, thoughtful approach to instructional design, development, and on time publishing in MyUni. This will provide the students with the early opportunity to learn about course syllabus, course materials, learning outcomes, learning activities, and more importantly, engage more effectively with their instructors and peers.

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Creating Student Groups Using Demographic, Enrolment and Educational Data

It’s well documented that students derive great benefits from working in groups. From increased individual achievement to enhanced communication and professional development skills, students with experience of Group Learning are likely to find themselves better equipped for whatever path they choose after graduation.

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Designing online demonstrations

As we come to the end of 2020 and begin to prepare courses for 2021, it might be time to try something new in your online delivery, particularly for courses that are being delivered in the Remote and Dual teaching modes. An incredibly useful teaching technique is to provide them with demonstrations, modeling for students the process of completing a task and the skills and techniques involved. 

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Top 10 Tips for setting up your course for success

Continuing student enrolments commence from 1 December. At the same time courses will be released in MyUni, ready to be set up for teaching.
So, why wait? Make the most of this time to set up some basic items ahead of the study period.

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Oct

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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Oct

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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Sep

(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. 

23

Sep

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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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.

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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?”

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