Andrew Francois

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Learning about group work

By Andrew Francois,

It is a shared responsibility for both teachers and learners to make group work effective. Group work skills should not be assumed and need to be taught if students are to be work ready. Being an effective team member and collaborator is an important professional and personal attribute.

Taming online information overload

By Andrew Francois,

This is a guide through my experiences in bookmark and online information management. I have captured, sorted and archived material with a variety of tools over the years. Some of these tools might also be useful to you in your quest for infotopia.

SPARKPLUS: Your Self and Peer Assessment Resource Kit

By Andrew Francois,

How can you use SPARKPLUS to ensure fairness and equity in group work? Find out more with this recap from this year’s LX.lab Technology Showcase.

The new LX.lab: your ideas wanted!

By Andrew Francois,

The new Learner Experience Lab (LX.lab) is positioned in a highly visible location along one of the busiest thoroughfares at UTS. It is a chance for academic and support staff to claim a piece of this innovative high profile space for staff focussed events and initiatives. Workshop, showcase, demonstration and display...

Group work enhances the student experience

By Andrew Francois,

Often maligned by students, group work has been perceived as a lazy approach to teaching, a cheap alternative to individual instruction. This is far from the truth.

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