DeakinHE Fellowship

It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-commencement of the DeakinHE Fellowship program for 2020!

The DeakinHE Fellowship program is an accredited and internationally recognised professional recognition and professional development program that supports Deakin staff with teaching and learning experience.

Participation costs are covered by Deakin University. To be eligible you must be a Deakin staff member and have been teaching, or supporting teaching, in Higher Education for a minimum of two years.

The fellowship involves attendance at two writing workshops and writing a reflective narrative about your teaching experience.

The DeakinHE Fellowship Round 1 information sessions will be held on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 10am or Wednesday 29 July 2020 at 11am. See the information brochure here.

Guide for online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Placements and Projects

An interim guide to assist WIL practitioners who are newly offering placements and major projects online instead of face-to-face has recently been released for comments. The guide has been produced by a cross institutional research team who are currently investigating virtual Work Integrated Learning for a project funded by ACEN.

Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter is a digital polling software that enables you to interact with your students synchronously and asynchronously with live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more. It enables you to engage students through considered questions that, if well designed, and the purpose explained, can be used to create a constructive learning dialogue between you and your students.

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.

Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter is a digital polling software that enables you to interact with your students synchronously and asynchronously with live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more. It enables you to engage students through considered questions that, if well designed, and the purpose explained, can be used to create a constructive learning dialogue between you and your students.

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Inspiration Day 2020 recap: Empowering pedagogies with FeedbackFruits

Inspiration Day 2020 recap: Empowering pedagogies with FeedbackFruits

On Friday June 5th, Deakin University, in collaboration with Griffith University, hosted the first Australian FeedbackFruits Inspiration Day: Empowering Pedagogies with FeedbackFruits. The shift to an online webinar format didn’t dampen any enthusiasm, with 178 participants from across Australia and the globe gathering to share ideas and strategies for developing students’ evaluative judgements and teamwork skills.

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Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter is a digital polling software that enables you to interact with your students synchronously and asynchronously with live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more. It enables you to engage students through considered questions that, if well designed, and the purpose explained, can be used to create a constructive learning dialogue between you and your students.

read more
Inspiration Day 2020 recap: Empowering pedagogies with FeedbackFruits

Inspiration Day 2020 recap: Empowering pedagogies with FeedbackFruits

On Friday June 5th, Deakin University, in collaboration with Griffith University, hosted the first Australian FeedbackFruits Inspiration Day: Empowering Pedagogies with FeedbackFruits. The shift to an online webinar format didn’t dampen any enthusiasm, with 178 participants from across Australia and the globe gathering to share ideas and strategies for developing students’ evaluative judgements and teamwork skills.

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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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DeakinHE Fellowship

DeakinHE Fellowship

It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-commencement of the DeakinHE Fellowship program for 2020!

The DeakinHE Fellowship program is an accredited and internationally recognised professional recognition and professional development program that supports Deakin staff with teaching and learning experience.

Participation costs are covered by Deakin University. To be eligible you must be a Deakin staff member and have been teaching, or supporting teaching, in Higher Education for a minimum of two years.

The fellowship involves attendance at two writing workshops and writing a reflective narrative about your teaching experience.

The DeakinHE Fellowship Round 1 information sessions will be held on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 10am or Wednesday 29 July 2020 at 11am. See the information brochure here.

read more
Guide for online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Placements and Projects

Guide for online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Placements and Projects

An interim guide to assist WIL practitioners who are newly offering placements and major projects online instead of face-to-face has recently been released for comments. The guide has been produced by a cross institutional research team who are currently investigating virtual Work Integrated Learning for a project funded by ACEN.

read more
Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter for Teaching and Learning

Mentimeter is a digital polling software that enables you to interact with your students synchronously and asynchronously with live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more. It enables you to engage students through considered questions that, if well designed, and the purpose explained, can be used to create a constructive learning dialogue between you and your students.

read more
Microsoft Teams Integration is Coming

Microsoft Teams Integration is Coming

Microsoft Teams is an industry-based software that can facilitate collaboration in teaching and learning. From chat, discussion, team meetings, artefact generation, and project management, it provides an opportunity for students to collaborated in one space whilst the facilitator can oversee the project and provide insights where required.

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Inspiration Day 2020 recap: Empowering pedagogies with FeedbackFruits

Inspiration Day 2020 recap: Empowering pedagogies with FeedbackFruits

On Friday June 5th, Deakin University, in collaboration with Griffith University, hosted the first Australian FeedbackFruits Inspiration Day: Empowering Pedagogies with FeedbackFruits. The shift to an online webinar format didn’t dampen any enthusiasm, with 178 participants from across Australia and the globe gathering to share ideas and strategies for developing students’ evaluative judgements and teamwork skills.

read more
DLE Quarterly Workshop

DLE Quarterly Workshop

The DLE program of work around our evolving digital learning environment was presented to almost 60 staff members from across the University on June 16th.
Presentations on the CloudDeakin Upgrade, and our pilot projects with Collaboration, Portfolio and Self and Peer Assessment tools were delivered to an engaged audience.

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CloudFirst102 Lockdown Edition Workshops

CloudFirst102 Lockdown Edition Workshops

With T2 readily approaching now is the time to start planning for student success in online learning. To support you in doing this, the CloudFirst Team have created a self-paced resource (CloudFirst102) and two upcoming workshops where you can work with the team to develop a plan for setting expectations for students and creating engaging online seminars.

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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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