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How to be social and present in the online classroom

By Alexander White,

Alex White links teacher presence back to Social Presence Theory and uncovers recent examples of being present during remote teaching.

Supporting a compassionate community in higher education using play

By Alisa Percy,

Is there a role for social play and play for play’s sake in the higher education setting?

Remote teaching and student feedback – a request for kindness

By Amanda White,

Amanda White reveals a simple infographic to help guide students in providing constructive feedback.

Internships and Covid-19

By Franziska Trede,

How has COVID-19 impacted on work-integrated learning and internships at UTS?

Authentic and Complex. Assessment and Feedback.

By David Yeats,

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra

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.

Open Educational Resources Part 4: open access and free access

By Shemiran Yaghobi,

Is it right to label a free resource an 'open resource'? This post by Janet Chelliah and Shemiran Yaghobi sheds light on correct terminology.

The Quick Study: Principles of Good Feedback (plus 39 feedback activities!)

By Philip Betts,

In our series The Quick Study, we take a walk through some key pedagogical ideas and texts as they're presented in the peer-reviewed literature. Each post will summarise a contemporary or historically significant article, providing a refresher or entry point to further reading.

Job opportunity: Lecturer in Higher Education Learning Design

By Futures Team,

UTS Faculty of Science is recruiting for a Lecturer in Higher Education Learning Design to play a key role in the development of students' future focused graduate capabilities and professional identities.

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...

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