We now have almost all of our UnSymposium posts ready on iTeach. There is a good spread from most Schools / Centres, and they have shaped up into some interesting ‘big questions’ for the actual UnSymposium session.
What are the latest posts?
Carli Kumar has transformed four subjects through the TOL project, focusing on ease of use, consistency and interactivity. She’s found the student feedback on the redesigns to be overwhelmingly positive.
Steve Bath, Geraldine Rurenga and Nichole Thurbon have been working with teaching staff – which includes both CSU lecturers and NSW Police Officers – to enact significant curriculum and pedagogical changes required to meet the needs of rapidly increasing student numbers.
Brett Shipton tackled overused traditional exams in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice with a more creative assessment designed to test higher level thinking skills aligned with operational practice.
Sabih Rehman brought students and communities together through a hackathon. The goal was to enhance relationships with the local community while providing Master of Information Technology (MIT) students with a chance to showcase and improve their skills in their chosen fields.
Can an assessment innovation change the entire approach to teaching? When Lisa Coates found students were learning more from the new exercises than the standard teaching format, she decided to say ‘yes!’
Meeting learner needs in a theory subject is a challenging task. In ACC518, Shibly Abdullah rose to the challenge by incorporating active learning strategies, including group work and philosophical debates.
Xiaodi Huang and Sophia Duan have used data visualisation methods to analyse what messages students post and how they post on discussion boards in two subjects – ITC114 and MGT510.
And there’s still more! We’re holding back our final four posts for the next newsletter – and we have a bonus post to boot! They are all worth waiting for. Until next time…