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Inside the collaborative classroom: Are you entitled to your opinion?

By Jo McKenzie,

In September last year, we launched UTS Central’s large collaborative classrooms with a Festival of Learning Design. What did we learn? In the first of a series of four posts, we share our session facilitators’ learning designs and discover what they learned about facilitating sessions in these exciting spaces. ...

Highlight Reel: Zooming in on our second Video Meet-up

By Matthew Vella,

UTS’ new video-focused community of practice video returned in 2020 with an exciting second event on February 6th. This community aims to encourage the use of DIY video in the classroom by providing support and introducing new ideas. The follow-up to our successful first event contained a technological demonstration,...

Making internships engaging for students: a case study in ‘lean forward’ learning

By Simon Jaeger,

With UTS's ambitious goal of every student completing an internship or internship-like experience, engaging students can be challenging. Having recently returned from presenting at a video experience conference in New Orleans, UTS Careers’ Simon Jaeger talks about his creative use of ‘lean forward’ tactics to get important messages to...

In a nutshell: Community of Inquiry for online subjects

By David Yeats,

The internet is a place – it is embodied and material.  So, it makes sense that an educational experience online is just as much about ‘presence’ as an educational experience “on-campus”. In fact, for educators, the online or digital component of a subject is also part of the campus....

Beyond Knowing: the Recognition of Prior Living

By Bem Le Hunte,

What does it mean for an institution to recognise Being, not just Knowing? The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) is a transdisciplinary, future-facing degree that combines with 25 other core degrees. Its aim is to prepare students with the broad range of 21st century skills that employers...

The Inclusivity Experiment: inclusive education by design

By Rashmi Mohotti,

In an increasingly globalised world, with greater attention paid to environments that suit a wide range of people in a range of circumstances, inclusivity is more important than ever. Thus, The Inclusivity Experiment was born.   As an initiative built to challenge conventional ways of thinking about inclusivity, The Inclusivity Experiment couldn’t...

LXT Snapshot: Atieh Fallahi on speaking two languages

By Phaedra Carroll,

At UTS, where there are more than 500 courses and over 46,000 students, managing a university-wide transition from one learning management system to another is a colossal task. It also begs the question: how do you manage change on this scale when each faculty is so different? Faced with...

Dynamic Online Learning: The Zoom Classroom

By Alison McEwen,

Challenge: The Discipline of Genetic Counselling were asked to develop and deliver an accessible professional Master’s program for a growing profession with a student population spread across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Our response: a new Master of Genetic Counselling program delivered primarily in an online environment. Inspired by...

New in Canvas: the Canvas Plagiarism Review

By Diego Verdier Benia,

Turnitin is one of the most important tools at UTS for identifying cases of academic dishonesty. However, feedback to the LX.lab team from our academic community revealed issues with the Turnitin assignment setup in Canvas – primarily, that it was a complicated process and involved too many steps, thus...

Cross-Cultural collaboration: UTS shares transdisciplinary expertise in Latin America

By Jane Easton,

What does a university in Mexico City, a German transdisciplinary methods centre and the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at UTS have in common? A passion for innovative research and education that cross boundaries to create social and environmental change. Associate Professor Dena Fam from ISF and Professor Ulli...

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