A different take on the subject intro video

With semester 2 teaching officially getting underway last week, subject coordinators are using various media to engage their students. This is a short video from Dr Linda Ward and Dr Fung Lay for their MED3LAB subject where they share some things about themselves, beyond their teaching roles. This has inspired some fun conversations and interactions with the students (who are sharing their hobbies and pictures of their pets) in the LMS ‘Meet & Greet’ forum. A great way of connecting more in the online learning landscape.

Many thanks to Linda Ward and Fung Lay (Biochemistry & Genetics) for this contribution!

Subject Week videos

Subject Week commenced on 7 July with this excellent presentation on ‘Creating and maintaining teacher presence in online learning’ by Amy Larsen and Stuart James (Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology), chaired by Nauman Saeed (LTLT). The session is full of ideas about how to ensure students stay connected with you, their teachers, but also with each other, to form an online learning community.

Videos from Subject Week, which focussed this semester on engaging students online, have been made available by LTLT on this intranet page.

Teaching online with MS Teams

Curious about how you can use MS Teams to improve student engagement with online learning? Dan Laurence (LTLT) chaired this Subject Week session featuring Leanne Higham (Education) and Zhen He (Computer Science & IT) talking about how they are using MS Teams in their subjects.

You may also be interested in hearing how Magdalena Wajrak (Edith Cowan University) has been using MS Teams to create online lab classes in Chemistry.

Check out Travis Smith’s (Higher Education Lead with Microsoft) blog for more such stories.