Katherine Seaton (Mathematics & Statistics) talks about a scenario-based approach to educating students about academic integrity. Click here to view the 8-minute video. Scenarios can form the basis of class discussions, but also transformed into a quiz format. She illustrates this approach using a lockdown contract cheating story, and points to a rich source of scenarios in the form of her OER book, available through the library at https://library.latrobe.edu.au/ebureau/ebook.html.
The scenarios in the book focus particularly on SEMS disciplines (Maths & Stats, Engineering, and Computer Science and IT), but can be adapted for any discipline.
Ross O’Shea (Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology) provides an overview and some lessons learnt from his experience on the College Academic Misconduct Committee, dealing with first semester cases. Click on the image to view this 11 min presentation. Please note, this video is only available to those with a La Trobe login.
Alison Brown (Microbiology) describes how she has used photography, video and H5P to create online labs that students have found highly engaging. Click on the slide to hear about how she used a College teaching grant to re-employ casual staff to carry out this work. She presented on this project at the most recent Community of Practice for teaching focused academics.
Haider Al Abadi (Engineering) talks about how he used a College teaching grant to create a series of 360 video resources to bring to life Structural Engineering concepts that students typically find quite dry. Click on the image to view his contribution to the most recent Community of Practice meeting for teaching focused academics.
Travis Smith, Higher Education Lead with Microsoft, recently spoke at a Tablet Teaching Community of Practice meeting about the importance of hand-written notes, scribbled diagrams, and spontaneous annotation in teaching and learning processes. He argues that the tablet and stylus therefore have a key role to play in the future of technology-enabled learning.
Digitally-savvy students are now seeking smart campuses to continue their education anytime and from anywhere. It is, therefore, up to higher education institutions to keep up with student and stakeholder expectations, as well as blaze the trail for digital transformation.
Hear from a panel of higher education experts from QUT, RMIT & Edith Cowan University.