News: Educational Technology

Mixed Cohort Learning

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Technology is now very much a part of the teaching and learning landscape, but most would agree that it should not be the driving force in designing a sequence of learning. Pedagogy always comes first, and indeed, often we aspire to use technology in a way where it becomes invisible in enhancing the learning environment. But what about mixed cohort learning? Surely the technology is driving this a lot more than the pedagogy?

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Supporting Peer and Group Learning with FeedbackFruits

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Collaboration is a highly desirable graduate attribute, and peer and group learning are both effective means to achieve it.

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Mobius

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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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Mixed Cohort Tutorials

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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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Introducing new features in the Self & Peer Learning Assessment Tool (SPLAT)

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SPLAT is an online tool used by students to assess the contributions of individual members of their team, as well as themselves. 

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How to effectively use MyUni Course Announcements

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During the present times of purely remote learning, it is increasingly important for students to receive personalised messaging from their course coordinators, lecturers and tutors. 

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What is an Educational Technologist? A Q&A with Eman Rashwan

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Have you ever wondered what an Educational Technologist does? With our focus this month being on technology in learning and teaching, we interviewed Eman Rashwan to find out about her role. Eman has worked in the eLearning space for almost 13 years and across several countries. Here’s what she had to say:

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Farewell to Adobe Flash

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Adobe Flash, the popular animation and interactive creation tool, is ending its long-running support as of the end of December 2020. This includes any ongoing security updates for the tool and the desktop Flash Player.

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Improving group dynamics with SPLAT – Q&A Hayley McGrice

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SPLAT is an online tool used by students to assess the contributions of individual members of their team, as well as themselves. Using course coordinator-defined criteria, an individual weighting factor, more commonly known as a Peer Assessment Factor or PAF, can be calculated for each student. 

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Find what you’re looking for with MyUni Search

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MyUni has been updated with a new “Search” function that will be available to all users from 8thOctober 2019. 

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