Active Lectures

| Contributor: Karin Barac | The subject of the humble lecture can be a contentious one at modern universities. You’ll often see think pieces with titles like “Is the lecture dead?” whose arguments are usually centred on the premise that in a lecture someone is at the front of the room talking at students for … Continue reading Active Lectures

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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?

Getting students to engage in online classrooms

Contributor: Karin Barac Using an online classroom technology, like Blackboard Collaborate, can be a daunting experience for teachers and students alike. For many it is a new and alien environment and people get stressed about the technology, which can easily distract from the task at hand: engaging in learning activities! As such, we usually suggest … Continue reading Getting students to engage in online classrooms