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7 habits of highly efficient markers

By Futures Team,

Marking places many demands on your time and energy and requires some forward planning and preparation. It begins with setting fixed dates for submitting and returning assignments. This includes allocating fixed times in your diary for marking and not allowing other things to impinge in that time. Here are some...

Challenging post-truth with Urthboy

By Jo McKenzie,

Post-truth is the Oxford word of the year for 2016. Sad but true. Millions of voters swayed to vote by emotion rather than evidence. So what does Urthboy have to do with this, you might ask?

Are You Present?

By Leslie McInnes,

Do you know how much students benefit from your online presence and your feedback?

Bringing industry practice and relevance to students

By Futures Team,

Assessment design is often challenging because it must be customised to a suitable level of difficulty for students while still assessing the learning objectives for a subject that relate to real-world application.

Geraniums and Contract Law: learning by storytelling

By Lucy Arthur,

Think of a discipline area where creative writing and storytelling might lend themselves to a learning activity. I’m guessing contract law wasn’t the first thing to spring into your head? Tim Miles is trying to change all that, one geranium at a time.

Engineering and IT writing without tears

By Rosalie Goldsmith,

This is dreadful! They just can’t write! Cries of anguish echoing down the corridors of engineering & IT faculties around Australia...

‘The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.’ Oscar Wilde

By Deborah Nixon,

Have you ever had a frozen moment in front of the camera?

Join UTS postgraduate.futures as an Academic Development Coordinator

By Futures Team,

The UTS Postgraduate.futures team is now recruiting for a stimulating and varied role supporting academic development.

The best things in life are free images

By Lucy Arthur,

Searching for high quality images to use in teaching and learning, free from copyright, licensing or cheesiness issues?

Blogging is in Higher Ed’s blood

By Lucy Arthur,

Don't believe those who will tell you that blogs are dead, dying, or even 'reanimated' as content marketing, 'brand story-telling' zombies.  Our sector has embraced blogs to the extent that they are now in Higher Ed's blood.

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