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.

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.

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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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