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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...

2019 UTS Learning & Teaching Award and Citation recipients announced

By Ruby Seaward,

Just announced, the 2019 UTS Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations winners. The awards recognise the importance of learning and teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the framework of the UTS model of global practice-oriented education. A big congratulations to all successful recipients, listed below. If you’re on Twitter, please...

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.

Top 5 events you should know about this November

By Phoebe Huang,

This month in the LX.lab, spark creativity with your learning and teaching practices with our upcoming events and workshops! 1. Canvas Training Tue 17 September – 20 November If the thought of building your Canvas site seems a little daunting, well, don’t worry. The LX.lab team have put together...

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...

How to make your subject more accessible

By Intan Endah-Bonsu,

At UTS we pride ourselves in setting a high standard for inclusivity so that students are provided with the best access to education as possible. In this post, I will go through how you can use the in-built features of Canvas to easily make your subject content more accessible...

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...

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