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Vanessa Scarf on transforming the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

By LX Transformation,

“The LX Transformation is not workload. It can be an opportunity to lighten your load through the Whole of Course approach, and you can come out the other end feeling so proud about the course that you are delivering to students” Vanessa Scarf To celebrate the achievements of the...

Going free-range: studio learning from three perspectives

By Ruby Seaward,

Run for the third consecutive summer, Summer Studio is coordinated by FEIT but is open to students across UTS. It’s aim, to create a space for students to work collaboratively in authentic learning experiences. Somewhat unique to the studios is that each year, several of the studios are led...

What’s the place of AI in UTS teaching?

By Simon Buckingham Shum,

Artificial Intelligence is here, and it’s making an impact on student learning. From a tool that analyses students’ academic writing and gives feedback in real-time to a nursing simulation ward with an AI ‘nervous system’ to support post-simulation debrief, Simon Buckingham Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics and leader of...

It’s a wrap on the 2019 UTS Teaching and Learning Forum

By Phoebe Huang,

And that’s a wrap on the 2019 UTS Teaching and Learning Forum! What an exciting day it was with the community coming together to share ideas and projects via creative poster presentations and engaging paper presentations. I loved the feeling of community. Plus, presenting allows me to demonstrate how...

Getting students to do pre-class activities: Advice from Joseph Yeo

By Richard Ingold,

One of lecturers’ and tutors’ common complaints is that many students don’t prepare for classes. But is it always their fault? And is it purely due to a lack of interest or motivation? Joseph Yeo answers these questions with a definitive “No”.

‘They love them’: The benefits of the IF-AT card with Kristin van Barneveld

By Adam Morgan,

Adam Morgan asks Kristin van Barnevel to share her insights into the benefits of IF-AT scratch cards in this Q&A session.

Teaching the difference between biological sex and gender identity in first year science

By Lucy Mercer-Mapstone,

The Faculty of Science at UTS has six graduate attributes—skills, abilities, and knowledges which students need to have when they graduate. One of these graduate attributes is ‘Professional, ethical and social responsibility’—indicating that not only do we need to teach science, we need to teach science in a way...

Getting to know the learner of the future

By Kathryn Ayrton,

It was a full house at the recent annual Academic Board Forum, where UTS academics and professional staff gathered to share information and contemplate what the learners of the future might look like. As a digital educator myself, and a new member of the rapidly expanding LX.lab, I was...

The word from our academics on Canvas

By LX Transformation,

Starting Autumn 2020, postgraduate courses will be taught in Canvas. Transformation of undergraduate courses will follow, with Canvas replacing Blackboard from 2021 and continuing into 2022. We ‘canvassed’ feedback from our postgraduate teaching teams on their experience in Canvas so far, and asked what they like about the new...

‘All in one’: Benefits of the IF-AT card with Yen Phan

By Adam Morgan,

Recently I wrote a blog post profiling Jacqueline Berry and her use of IF-AT ‘scratch cards’. In this post I talk to another IF-AT user: Yen Phan from the UTS School of Business. Yen is a casual academic in the Management Discipline Group who tutors in the area of strategic operations...

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