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A quick guide to filming with mobile devices

By Matthew Vella,

Can't get to the tech showcase at the Casual Academics Conference? No problem, we've got you covered...

Can academic integrity be taught using a board game?

By Matthew Vella,

Watch: Dr Amanda White on the Academic Integrity Board Game teaching students about the consequences of cheating.

Embed a video into UTS Online: how to do it in 7 easy steps

By Matthew Vella,

Video is a powerful and engaging resource for academics. Let's say you've found a great video on YouTube, and you'd love to share it with your class onĀ UTSOnline. Great! So how do you do that?

Changing Pedagogical Spaces with Professor Penny Jane Burke

By Matthew Vella,

Newcastle University's Professor Penny Jane Burke, a global leader in the field of equity in higher education, spoke with us on changing pedagogical spaces.

Engaging students in the first year of university: Dr Ella Kahu

By Matthew Vella,

Watch: Massey University's Dr Ella Kahu talks about ways to engage students in the first year of university.

The First Year Experience forum is back!

By Matthew Vella,

With the first First Year Experience forum of 2018 coming up, now's a great time to take a look back on the last FYE forum fromĀ November 2017 (that feels so long ago!).

A chat with Nick Hopwood, the academic who’s normalising rejection

By Matthew Vella,

Rejection can be a very discouraging thing. However, Associate Professor Nick Hopwood is trying to take the shame away from it by promoting all his failures for academic the world to see.

Fighting racism and improving mental health: a look back at UTS Diversity Week

By Matthew Vella,

Catch up on this year's Diversity Week, featuring interviews with students, staff and a peek at some of Diversity Week's special guests...

Wrap up: First Year Experience Forum July 2017

By Matthew Vella,

Did you miss out on the July First Year Experience Forum? Check out this video for highlights!

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