Meet the people teaching with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can help you facilitate teamwork and collaboration in your teaching. In this conversation, facilitated by DLF’s Joan Sutherland, three Deakin staff share their experiences of using Microsoft Teams and how it has benefitted them and their students. They also share advice and tips for any staff considering using Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning.

DLF Lunchtime Series – A Course Director’s perspective: Mapping assessments course-wide. Why, how and what was achieved?

Why might you map assessment (and curriculum) across a Course? In this presentation three academics reflected on their purpose and processes for their mapping projects, and provided very useful insights about the outcomes of mapping in their respective courses.

ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

The second ACEN Critical Conversation was held last week. These sessions are a virtual platform for discussion of current issues facing WIL practitioners as we respond to COVID19. The guest speakers were Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi, Dr Joanna Tai and Professor David Boud, who presented on CRADLE’s guide for assessment in WIL. The guide is in final development, having been progressed through an ACEN funded project last year.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic staff at Deakin may need to transition their teaching practice online. For daily updates, resources and workshops please visit and bookmark the Transitioning Teaching Online website.

ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

The second ACEN Critical Conversation was held last week. These sessions are a virtual platform for discussion of current issues facing WIL practitioners as we respond to COVID19. The guest speakers were Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi, Dr Joanna Tai and Professor David Boud, who presented on CRADLE’s guide for assessment in WIL. The guide is in final development, having been progressed through an ACEN funded project last year.

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ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

The second ACEN Critical Conversation was held last week. These sessions are a virtual platform for discussion of current issues facing WIL practitioners as we respond to COVID19. The guest speakers were Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi, Dr Joanna Tai and Professor David Boud, who presented on CRADLE’s guide for assessment in WIL. The guide is in final development, having been progressed through an ACEN funded project last year.

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How do students feel about their teachers and feedback?

How do students feel about their teachers and feedback?

In a survey of students on campus, several undergraduates shared their experiences at Deakin. Among some challenging experiences with tutors, students generally felt that most of their teachers genuinely cared about their progression and wellbeing. One stated the “majority of teachers…really care”, especially when they get to know students “on a personal level”. These students not only appreciated this personal approach, but also expressed a desire to connect with their teachers as they felt supported and valued, and this pushed them to do better.

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“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

“My opinion matters” – Students as Partners in Curriculum Design

Ever wonder what your unit would look like if students designed it? That’s a pretty radical idea – staff expertise and guidance is essential to the learning experience. But it is possible to partner with students to co-create and co-design your curriculum – what might that look like? In the CloudFirst CoDesign Project, we worked in partnership with Prakash, a Master of Business Analytics student, to identify opportunities for student involvement in curriculum design.

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A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

A Students Perspective of Microsoft Teams with Joan Sutherland & Rahul Masakorala

Collaboration is a hot topic in digital learning, particularly how it can be effectively applied as a learning strategy and to engage students, many of whom arrive with advanced digital experience and expectations. Joan Sutherland, Senior Education Developer sits down with Deakin student Rahul Masakorala, to explore his perspective of Microsoft Teams – the good, the bad, and otherwise.

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Student Voice Series – Learning at Deakin University with Ella Longstaff

Student Voice Series – Learning at Deakin University with Ella Longstaff

How do students feel about their learning experience at Deakin University? I’m Ella, a third-year communications student currently working as a communications support officer and student partner intern in Deakin Learning Futures. I went out and interviewed students on campus to hear about their experiences whilst studying here and how they feel about their learning at Deakin.

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Meet the people teaching with Microsoft Teams

Meet the people teaching with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can help you facilitate teamwork and collaboration in your teaching. In this conversation, facilitated by DLF’s Joan Sutherland, three Deakin staff share their experiences of using Microsoft Teams and how it has benefitted them and their students. They also share advice and tips for any staff considering using Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning.

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ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

The second ACEN Critical Conversation was held last week. These sessions are a virtual platform for discussion of current issues facing WIL practitioners as we respond to COVID19. The guest speakers were Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi, Dr Joanna Tai and Professor David Boud, who presented on CRADLE’s guide for assessment in WIL. The guide is in final development, having been progressed through an ACEN funded project last year.

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More CloudDeakin Upgrade Information Sessions added

More CloudDeakin Upgrade Information Sessions added

As previously communicated, Deakin will be transitioning our on-site hosted instance of CloudDeakin to a new cloud-hosted version in June. To allow for this upgrade, CloudDeakin will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 26 June through to 5pm Sunday 28 June. We are hosting more CloudDeakin Upgrade Staff Information Sessions to share more about the change.

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Meet the People Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Meet the People Teaching with Microsoft Teams

If you are considering the use of Microsoft Teams in your unit, there are many benefits and considerations for you before you implement it. Meet the people who have implemented it and what you can learn from them. This will be an open session where we encourage you to ask questions before and during the session.

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CloudDeakin is getting an upgrade

CloudDeakin is getting an upgrade

We’ll be moving Deakin’s learning management system, CloudDeakin, to a new cloud-hosted version. Although this is a significant upgrade for the technology, it will be a small change for you. To allow for this upgrade, CloudDeakin will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 26th til 5pm Sunday 28th June.

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DLF Lunchtime Series – Making connections with and between students online

DLF Lunchtime Series – Making connections with and between students online

A panel of five Deakin educators and three students talked about strategies they had found to work well to develop learning relationships online with and between students, amidst the shift to wholly online learning and teaching during Trimester 1. The Zoom event was hosted by A/Prof Barbie Panther and panellists were faculty first-year coordinators Dr Wendy Webber, Dionne Holland and Dr Petra Brown; teachers in Digital Media Dr Adam Brown and Emily Wade; and students Lauren Antonysen, Zara Wicks and Mia Driller.

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Coordinating responses: A team approach to facilitating online discussion forums

Coordinating responses: A team approach to facilitating online discussion forums

Managing online discussion forums with a large group of students can seem overwhelming. Employing sustainable facilitation practices to encourage students to lead the discussions (social learning), rather than relying on the teaching team, is key. You’ll find tips on how to engage students in discussion, and keep conversations going, on the DTeach website. In this guide, we’ll look at how teaching teams can coordinate facilitation of discussion forums to provide a consistent experience and make best use of your team’s time.

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