Making memories through authentic learning

Contributor: Lynda Davies Memory and Authentic Learning Design resource Research into memory formation and use helps explain why authentic learning works. In this episode, you will have seen the tipsheet and video explore how authentic learning design and activities both rely on and strengthen long term memory formation and successful retrieval. There are some key points … Continue reading Making memories through authentic learning

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10 minute Crash Course in Learning Activity Design

Contributor: Karin Barac At universities a lot of program and course design talk tends to stay at the high level of notions of aligning program learning outcomes, graduate attributes, course learning outcomes and assessment. The real work of course design is making this all happen in concrete ways for the students through the bulk of … Continue reading 10 minute Crash Course in Learning Activity Design

Student Engagement – How do our students define it?

Contributor: Karin Barac In recent years, many Australian universities have undertaken large-scale transformational projects to improve and increase student engagement in an effort to attract and retain students. Student engagement: how it is measured and enacted, how it connects to student satisfaction, and its connection to notions of quality in education make it a highly … Continue reading Student Engagement – How do our students define it?