• Thursday, 17 June 2021
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

What difference could instant feedback on draft writing make to your students? Over the last 5 years the Connected Intelligence Centre has been developing and piloting an automated feedback tool for academic writing (AcaWriter), working closely with academics across several faculties. The research portal documents how educators and students engage with this kind of AI, and what we’ve learnt about integrating it into teaching and assessment.

In May, AcaWriter was launched to all students along with an information portal. Now we want to start upskilling academics, tutors and learning technologists, in a monthly session to give you the chance to learn about AcaWriter, and specifically, good practices for integrating it into your subject. CIC can support you, and we hope you may be interested in co-designing publishable research.

AcaWriter handles several different ‘genres’ of writing, including reflective writing (e.g. a Reflective Essay; Reflective Blogs/Journals on internships/work-placements) and analytical writing (e.g. Argumentative Essays; Research Abstracts & Introductions). This briefing will demo AcaWriter, and show it can be embedded in student activities. We hope this sparks ideas for your own teaching, which we can discuss in more detail.

Zoom link

You can find the Zoom link in your confirmation email upon registration.

This event is facilitated by the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC).

Prof Simon Buckingham Shum has a career-long fascination with the potential of software to make thinking visible. His work sits at the intersection of the multidisciplinary fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Educational Technology, Hypertext, Computer-Supported Collaboration and Educational Data Science (also known as Learning Analytics).

Dr Shibani Aileen Shibani Michael Xavier has a career-long fascination with the potential of software to make thinking visible. His work sits at the intersection of the multidisciplinary fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Educational Technology, Hypertext, Computer-Supported Collaboration and Educational Data Science (also known as Learning Analytics).

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Effective use of video in assessment | 1 July

  • Thursday, 01 July, 2021
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • UTS