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What is OPELA? Getting ready for studying at UTS

By Rosalie Goldsmith,

All your questions on this student activity answered (Spoiler: it stands for 'Online Post-Enrolment Language Assessment')

Your Subject Outline – now available to students in Canvas!

By David Yeats,

Read about the simplified process for getting your Subject Outline into Canvas – no more downloading and re-uploading of PDFs!

More carrot, less stick: changing the conversation about academic integrity

By Maryanne Dever,

At a recent working group, students were clear about wanting UTS to be open in talking to them about cheating and plagiarism. Maryanne Dever looks at the steps forward to increase engagement on this topic at UTS and beyond.

Using data to help students get on TRACK to success

By Kirsty Kitto,

A new strategic project, TRACK, is using data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence to help students make good decisions to land their dream job. It's also helping UTS design curriculum that anticipates the skills required in the workplace of the future.

Building Interactive Content – it’s as easy as H5P

By LX Team,

Introducing H5P, a completely web-based authoring tool that allows you to build, share and publish a wide range of interactive components in your Canvas subject site.

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

By Jo McKenzie,

In the first of a series of four posts on collaborative classrooms, Jo McKenzie discovers what the facilitators of the Festival of Learning Design learned about running 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 Abha 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...

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