News: Learning Systems & Innovation

Echo360 videos for assignment submissions

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Integrating video assignments into learning can increase students’ engagement. It introduces a new type of assessment that enhances students’ creativity and digital capabilities. Videos also help turning assignments into reflective practice, improving the way students think when transforming the knowledge into audio-visual materials.

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Connection between curriculum & assessment design and academic integrity

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Quite often university courses are comprised of lectures and tutorials. To determine if course learning outcomes have been achieved, assessment may include quizzes, a mid-semester test and a final exam. The number of quizzes and tasks weighting may vary but what stays the same is the fact that all course assessments are summative - they count toward the final grade and are supposed to provide academics with an overview of a student’s overall learning/ achievements. In this blog we will explore why sometimes, despite our best intentions, such an assessment design can lead to a number of academic integrity issues.

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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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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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Team Spotlight: Learning Systems & Innovation

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The Learning Enhancement and Innovation unit is comprised of several teams that work across different aspects of learning and teaching. Our teams work collaboratively within the unit to achieve the shared goal of ‘building better graduates’.

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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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MyUni Top Tips for Students

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Start your semester off on the right track with our MyUni top tips for students. Here are some tips and tricks for making MyUni work for you.

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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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How group work enhances employability

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Despite being every student’s pet peeve, group assignments are hugely important for personal development and future employability. The University of Adelaide prides itself on producing graduates with qualities and characteristics that are transferable beyond the disciplinary context in which they have been developed. It is group work in particular that aligns with two of the University’s core graduate attributes. These include teamwork & communications skills and self-awareness & emotional intelligence.

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