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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...

The Quick Study: Flipped Learning

By Philip Betts,

In our new series The Quick Study, we'll be taking 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.

5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

By Yasemin Tekmen Araci,

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

Could WeChat make my life easier?

By Phoebe Huang,

China's most popular social media app has just reached 1 billion active users. It’s your Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype, Instagram and believe it or not, your OK Cupid, all amalgamated into a SINGLE app. So why was I not on it?

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