Zooming in to on-campus studios for practical drama classes

Returning to teach fully on-campus units while still in the precarious state imposed by the pandemic involves some creativity and innovation. Particularly when delivering practical learning experiences for drama teachers in drama education. Deakin’s Dr Jo Raphael embraced these challenges and experienced some very positive outcomes in her classes.

Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

You might think of captions as necessary for students with a hearing impairment to participate in your online class or seminar. And while that is true, captions serve other purposes too. They make it easier for students to take part in class when there’s background noise, where English is not their first language or when first encountering discipline-specific terms.

Looking for tools to facilitate active learning online?

Deakin Learning Futures has developed a series of online workshops to explore tools that facilitate active learning online. The Active Learning Toolkit series offers 30-minute sessions across October that will show you how different software can support active learning in your online sessions.

Announcing the 2021 Deakin Learning and Teaching conference

Announcing the 2021 Deakin Learning and Teaching conference

We are excited to announce the annual Deakin Learning and Teaching Conference. Taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November, the theme for the 2021 event is: Design, Deliver, Enable, Lead. The program will showcase how these four capabilities underpin teaching and learning at Deakin and support the student experience.

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Zooming in to on-campus studios for practical drama classes

Zooming in to on-campus studios for practical drama classes

Returning to teach fully on-campus units while still in the precarious state imposed by the pandemic involves some creativity and innovation. Particularly when delivering practical learning experiences for drama teachers in drama education. Deakin’s Dr Jo Raphael embraced these challenges and experienced some very positive outcomes in her classes.

read more
Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

You might think of captions as necessary for students with a hearing impairment to participate in your online class or seminar. And while that is true, captions serve other purposes too. They make it easier for students to take part in class when there’s background noise, where English is not their first language or when first encountering discipline-specific terms.

read more
Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

You might think of captions as necessary for students with a hearing impairment to participate in your online class or seminar. And while that is true, captions serve other purposes too. They make it easier for students to take part in class when there’s background noise, where English is not their first language or when first encountering discipline-specific terms.

read more
Return to on-campus teaching: Getting the most out of your classroom

Return to on-campus teaching: Getting the most out of your classroom

Lockdowns and other public health restrictions permitting into the future, some will be returning to teaching on campus. Visit the Campus Reactivation website for the latest information and how to stay safe. When we do go back, how we teach and the platforms we use have changed somewhat in the last 18 months. Here are some steps to take to make sure your return to Deakin campuses goes as smoothly as possible.

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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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Zooming in to on-campus studios for practical drama classes

Zooming in to on-campus studios for practical drama classes

Returning to teach fully on-campus units while still in the precarious state imposed by the pandemic involves some creativity and innovation. Particularly when delivering practical learning experiences for drama teachers in drama education. Deakin’s Dr Jo Raphael embraced these challenges and experienced some very positive outcomes in her classes.

read more
Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

Live-caption your Zoom classes for accessibility and greater learning

You might think of captions as necessary for students with a hearing impairment to participate in your online class or seminar. And while that is true, captions serve other purposes too. They make it easier for students to take part in class when there’s background noise, where English is not their first language or when first encountering discipline-specific terms.

read more
Looking for tools to facilitate active learning online?

Looking for tools to facilitate active learning online?

Deakin Learning Futures has developed a series of online workshops to explore tools that facilitate active learning online. The Active Learning Toolkit series offers 30-minute sessions across October that will show you how different software can support active learning in your online sessions.

read more
How inclusive education can lead to better assessment design

How inclusive education can lead to better assessment design

As educators, we have much to gain by recognising different ways of knowing and doing as we move towards reimagining education and its outcomes. It is a misconception that designing inclusive assessment only benefits a few, when in fact it impacts more learners than we imagine.

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Deakin at STARS 2021 conference with Jo Elliott and Darci Taylor

Deakin at STARS 2021 conference with Jo Elliott and Darci Taylor

Deakin continued its leadership in higher education with significant representation from staff sharing their innovative practice with colleagues nationally and internationally at the STARS 2021 annual conference in July. Dr Jo Elliott and Darci Taylor from Deakin Learning Futures, discuss their STARS contribution on designing for inclusion and reflect on the successful event.

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Return to on-campus teaching: Getting the most out of your classroom

Return to on-campus teaching: Getting the most out of your classroom

Lockdowns and other public health restrictions permitting into the future, some will be returning to teaching on campus. Visit the Campus Reactivation website for the latest information and how to stay safe. When we do go back, how we teach and the platforms we use have changed somewhat in the last 18 months. Here are some steps to take to make sure your return to Deakin campuses goes as smoothly as possible.

read more
Announcing the 2021 Deakin Learning and Teaching conference

Announcing the 2021 Deakin Learning and Teaching conference

We are excited to announce the annual Deakin Learning and Teaching Conference. Taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November, the theme for the 2021 event is: Design, Deliver, Enable, Lead. The program will showcase how these four capabilities underpin teaching and learning at Deakin and support the student experience.

read more