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Getting to know your students

By Adam Morgan,

My ‘Getting to Know You’ survey didn’t just work for me. It also worked for Dr Sumati Ahuja, who shares her insights with us.

Students not reading their emails? Try connecting via social media

By Amanda White,

Is anyone out there? Try using social media to communicate with students.

How to make videos more engaging: a chat with Professor Barbara Oakley

By Katie Duncan,

Following on from her recent workshop at the LX.lab, we talked to Professor Barbara Oakley about her research-informed strategies for effective videos in higher education, and how educators can make their videos more engaging.

Increase student engagement with Microsoft Teams

By Emma Jenkins,

Get your students talking with the new Microsoft platform that's already being used by hundreds of UTS staff members.

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 from November 2017 (that feels so long ago!).

Are weekly interactive quizzes the answer?

By Natalie Krikowa,

One question we ask ourselves before the start of each teaching session is, “how do we get our students to do the weekly readings and tutorial preparation activities?” I too, have been asking myself this question for years, and I think there might be a solution.

WCAG 2.0AA: Where Can Accessibility Go 2… Oh, Actually Awesome!

By Sarah Houbolt,

This thing called WCAG 2.0 AA, what exactly is that?

Comfort in the environment: accessibility and mental health

By Sarah Houbolt,

How do we talk about access requirements for mental health, and why is this important?

A digital experience: why industry excursions encourage authentic learning

By Natalie Krikowa,

A key challenge I face in the classroom is how to communicate to students that what they are learning has real world industry applications. Sometimes showing them can be far more beneficial than telling them.

8 more ideas for making students feel at home

By Lucy Arthur,

Here are some more of our top ideas for creating a sense of belonging for students - in class on online.

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