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Learning video design principles

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As we continue our transition out of the Emergency Remote Teaching mode that has defined Higher Education over the past few years, we look for ways to maintain quality while creating sustainability for the long term. In the Learning, Enhancement and Innovation design and development team supporting PACE (Professional and Continuing Education), we work with subject matter experts on a daily basis, assisting them to produce high-quality videos that are sustainable over many iterations of micro-credentials and short courses.

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What can we do about reviving languages and why it matters

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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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Top tips for finding motivation and balance in times of uncertainty

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The significant changes that have occurred over the past month have impacted on us, both collectively and individually. 

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My Internship at KPMG: A Q&A with Megan Vuong

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The Australian Financial Review recently published an article titled “Taking Steps to Produce a Job-Ready Generation” which listed the University of Adelaide as a finalist in the Most Employable Students Award, and also listed KPMG as a finalist in the Most Popular Internship Employer (large) Award.

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Top ten tips for surviving & thriving as a student at the University of Adelaide

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Starting university can be an overwhelming experience. You might feel like an ant in a zoo, where chaos and uncertainty run rampant. The thought of study at a tertiary level might intimidate you and you might begin to doubt your academic abilities.

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Real world experience: Q&A with Katy Dolman

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Katy Dolman, Manager, Internships shares her knowledge on internships and how valuable they can be for students. 

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The Rules of Engagement

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There is no rule that says that University learning can’t be fun.  In fact, we tend to learn better when we’re engaged, interacting and doing a bit more than slogging our way through a ‘checked box’ of ‘learning aims’ in a social vacuum.  Engagement is operationalised in a minimum of at least three places: the physical and/or online space (these can be anywhere – boutique, bus, bog, bedroom), the cranium of the educator at the time of ‘teaching’, and the cranium of each learner. The latter two don’t have to be synchronous, but they do have to relate and there does have to be social thingummies, like conversations and feedback, happening.

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By students, for students: PASS

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Peer Assisted Study Sessions are free weekly study sessions, facilitated by students who have been highly successful in challenging courses, and who want to help new students in those courses work together to understand what the key concepts and ideas are, and how to approaching studying them. PASS Leaders are current students, and close to the material of the course having recently completed it themselves. They know what the most challenging aspects of the course were for them, and how they might be overcome.

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The Library – a space for all students

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The Library is committed to supporting equitable access to our collections, services and spaces for all students.

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Education that’s really for everyone

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Disability Support provide services to students with a wide variety of disabilities and ongoing medical conditions.

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