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The Deconstruction Exercise

By Lucy Arthur,

Try The Deconstruction Exercise if you want your students to reflect critically on underlying beliefs about sensitive issues around race - without unproductive blaming and shaming.

Why can’t we be friends? PowerPoint and active learning

By Lucy Arthur,

The classic PowerPoint presentation - bullet point-riddled slides clicked through almost as if to distract you from actually listening to a lecture - is the hallmark of a style of teaching that treats students as passive receivers of information. There’s an argument for ditching that slideshow altogether. But Powerpoint...

Slack lost the showdown with Teams, and I’m still bitter about it.

By Lucy Arthur,

Did it come down to our slack debating skills or the other guys’ superior team-work? Or is Microsoft Teams….really the better platform?

Writing a blog post? Here are 7 things to avoid.

By Lucy Arthur,

Avoiding these common traps will make it easier to start - and finish - that post.

Calm your public speaking nerves

By Lucy Arthur,

Your mind is primed to give a great class or talk, but your body is threatening to betray you. Helpful public speaking advice evaporates, because physically you feel that you're about to have a nerve-induced meltdown. Sound familiar?

How to design a good open book exam

By Lucy Arthur,

Open book exams are, in general, more authentic as assessment tasks. They mimic real world conditions better, and can side-step the memorisation-regurgitation of information for which closed-book exams are notorious. But how do you get them right?

Back to the Futures: our favourite posts from the past year

By Lucy Arthur,

Great Scott! 2017 has flashed by at 88 miles per hour. Let's slow the pace and take a look through some of the great stories we've been privileged to bring you on lx.uts.edu.au in 2017.

Time saver: post from social media direct to UTSOnline

By Lucy Arthur,

Who says students don’t read announcements on UTSOnline? Amanda White from UTS Business School uses a clever hack to share the latest developments in the accounting world, while simultaneously posting on UTSOnline.

LX.lab: open for business!

By Lucy Arthur,

The LX.lab officially opened to all UTS staff on 30 October. Here's a selection of photos of some of the great things that have happened so far...

Be part of the new Academic Hub

By Lucy Arthur,

The learning.futures Academic Hub will re-launch later this year as a collaborative, shared space for the UTS academic community, and a place where amazing learning experiences for UTS students are made. We're talking to potential collaborators throughout the University (and beyond) who would like to be part of...

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