Getting started with Students as Partners

It may be your first time, or it may be your one hundredth, whatever your experience is, it’s always a good idea to reflect before starting a Students as Partners (SaP) project.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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
Design Thinking with MURAL

Design Thinking with MURAL

Design thinking is a mindset and approach which empowers people to think innovatively and critically. MURAL has emerged as a tool par excellence for design thinking and has expanded its capabilities for use in teaching and learning and offering free education licenses for academic staff.

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Collaborative Learning with Microsoft Office 365 tools

Collaborative Learning with Microsoft Office 365 tools

Collaboration is one of the top five most in demand global soft skills today. By implementing collaborative learning, you can boost students’ employability and help them develop skills such as communication, conflict resolution and teamwork, which are essential in the workplace.

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