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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'? Why do we use these terms interchangeably by mistake? Does it mean that free resources are 'open' resources? Read on to find out the answer...

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.

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?

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 on UTSOnline. Great! So how do you do that?

21 practical ideas for more sustainable teaching

By Futures Team,

You don't need to reinvent your whole course to contribute to the sustainability cause. (And we promise we don't mention coffee cups or water bottles.)

Crazy in love with Slack, or hopelessly devoted to Teams?

By Futures Team,

Calling all Slackers and Teamsters to join the debate at the LX.lab!

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