Contributor: Lynda Davies In recent episodes we have covered a number of ideas about shaping our student coursework experience, discussed the development of a course design framework, and explored authentic learning and assessment design. In this episode we’ll pull it all together. When we are reviewing a course, or planning a new one, there are … Continue reading Pulling our course design ideas together
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
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?
Contributor: Lynda Davies The circular diagram has been adapted from https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/flipped-classroom In the earlier post about Shaping Course Design and Student Expectations we explored how types of activities and interactions can influence student dispositions and their study practices, what choices are available between collaborative and independent activities (and hence what skills we encourage our students … Continue reading Teacher-guided and Learner-generated Course Design
Contributor: Lynda Davies In our increasingly busy lives knowing what we need to do, and when, is a critical part of getting through the week, the month and the term. It is true for both us and our students. Research shows that not all of our students consciously think about how they learn, and we … Continue reading Shaping Course Design and Student Expectations