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LXDCON’20 recap: humans at the heart of learning experiences

By LX Team,

Elizabeth Smith and Richard Ingold from the LX.lab guide you through this year's Learning Experience Design Conference.

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Help is on the way! Bookings now open for Canvas Lab

By LX Team,

With Autumn session just around the corner, we are extending our support hours so we can help all teaching staff who are starting with Canvas ensure that their subject site is good to go. Even if you’re not using Canvas yet, we’ll be assisting with a wide range of...

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Book review: Understanding how we learn

By Richard Ingold,

Learning and research. The raison d’être of universities. But what does research tell us about the process of learning? Cognitive scientists, Yana Weinstein and Megan Sumeracki, have made it their goal to not only research learning, but to answer and disseminate research findings to teachers, students and the general...

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Ensuring assessment integrity: Advice from Joseph Yeo

By Richard Ingold,

What can be done to reduce academic dishonesty? How can assessments be structured to scaffold students’ learning and to maintain assessment integrity? Joseph Yeo from the Academic Language and Learning team gives some recommendations.

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The future starts now … well on the 24th of October it does

By Phoebe Huang,

At this first UTS TeachMeet, Jane Hunter and Simon Harper from Killara High School will bring together a dynamic group of academics, practicing teachers and preservice teachers to share how they have been using game-based learning, AI and data with young people in schools and universities.

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How do I get my students to do the reading?

By Ann Wilson,

A few strategies that can make a difference for you and your students

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Learning about group work

By Andrew Francois,

It is a shared responsibility for both teachers and learners to make group work effective. Group work skills should not be assumed and need to be taught if students are to be work ready. Being an effective team member and collaborator is an important professional and personal attribute.

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The power of the IF-AT ‘scratch card’

By Adam Morgan,

A look back on a fantastic little tool that helps students engage and get immediate feedback.

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Dr James Wakefield on innovation and student engagement

By Rhiannon Hall,

Dr James Wakefield was the recipient of a 2018 Universities Australia Citation for his contributions to student learning. Here he tells us about the work he has now been nationally recognised for, and the current landscape for learning and teaching.

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A simple way to start building a supportive learning environment

By Adam Morgan,

Want to build a supportive learning environment where students feel comfortable to participate? Try my ‘getting to know you’ survey as a starting point.

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