Deakin Teaching and Learning content improvements

Teaching and Learning content on DeakinHub, the staff intranet, has been updated to provide one central location for teaching teams to find the information they need relating to teaching and learning at Deakin.

Deakin Learning and Teaching Conference Recordings now live

If you missed the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference or want to revisit your favourite sessions, you can now access recordings and asynchronous sessions on the conference website.

Congratulations to the VC Award winners for Teaching Team of the Year

The team from the Psychology Honours course took out this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Team of the Year. Their winning submission was ‘Using Design Thinking and Self-Regulated Learning to Transform Australia’s largest multi-modal Psychology Honours course from Traditional to Flexible Learning.’

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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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Congratulations to the VC Award winners for Teaching Team of the Year

Congratulations to the VC Award winners for Teaching Team of the Year

The team from the Psychology Honours course took out this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Team of the Year. Their winning submission was ‘Using Design Thinking and Self-Regulated Learning to Transform Australia’s largest multi-modal Psychology Honours course from Traditional to Flexible Learning.’

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Deakin launches stackable short courses to the public

Deakin launches stackable short courses to the public

The first round of Deakin’s stackable short courses was launched in October with 18 courses on offer. Deakin’s approach to stackable learning addresses the changing demand for postgraduate education and includes postgraduate degrees and non-award offerings.

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360-degree video supports student teachers during lockdown

360-degree video supports student teachers during lockdown

Being part of a real classroom is an invaluable experience for primary school student teachers. The next best thing may be the opportunities offered by a virtual classroom. Deakin’s Dr Maria Nicholas from the School of Education introduced a 360-degree interactive video for her students.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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