Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 3

In the final part of this blog series, we explore the ways in which the University of Sydney Business School (USBS) developed strategic pedagogical approaches to crack the critical questions posed in part 1: How do designers and educators move away from the didactic pedagogies that teaching-at-scale can privilege and towards a more social, connectedContinue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 3”

Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 2

Part 1 of this blog series posed several critical questions for business educators: How do designers and educators move away from the didactic pedagogies that teaching-at-scale can privilege and towards a more social, connected pedagogy? How do we design an education that counters the pedagogical influence of institutional space, systems, and expectations that ‘rust on’Continue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 2”

Connect:In workshops

This pattern is concerned with connecting and engaging stakeholders such as teachers, students, educational developers, learning designers, and industry partners in the process of course design. This is achieved through a Connect:In workshop where participants share perspectives and feedback and collaboratively ideate potential solutions to educational challenges.

Learning Design for Statistics

How do you produce thorough, engaging online modules for a first-year introductory statistics unit? Planning and a shared approach helps, as does a considered approach to technology. Introduction BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis is a core first year unit, offered in the University of Sydney Business School’s, Business Analytics discipline – delivered across 13 weeks. TheseContinue reading “Learning Design for Statistics”

Interactive videos help students with selecting the right unit

Have you ever wanted your students to be able to better judge at the start of a semester if this is the right unit for them? At the University of Sydney Business School we’ve been experimenting with using interactive videos to give students an indicative preview of their units either before they enrol or inContinue reading “Interactive videos help students with selecting the right unit”

Emotional highs: 5 ways to meaningfully engage university students

In early childhood, learning is often perceived with great joy and excitement. Children passionately talk about what they learned and demonstrate an intrinsic satisfaction to find things out. However, when they become older, many gradually lose their sense of intrinsic excitement to engage with learning. Some explain this phenomenon in relation to the increasing responsibilitiesContinue reading “Emotional highs: 5 ways to meaningfully engage university students”

Play to learn: interactive experiences in education

One perennial question that educators ask themselves is ‘what is the best way to engage my students’? Increasingly, students are expected to be active participants rather than passive consumers of content. The switch to remote online learning has further exacerbated the need for educators to find more innovative ways of presenting their material. Face toContinue reading “Play to learn: interactive experiences in education”

Co-Designing Learning for Complexity

It is challenging for students to understand the complexity of the real world while sitting in the classroom. Without direct access to the business context, students’ ability to successfully apply theoretical concepts in their future workplace is limited. In response to this challenge and calls for embracing complexity in higher education, we designed a learningContinue reading “Co-Designing Learning for Complexity”

A Musical Lens on Hybrid Learning

What does music have to do with education? And how might it help us come up with new approaches to thinking about our practice as teachers? While they may look a little different in practice, music and education have many parameters in common. These include duration, pace, dynamics, silence, proximity and gesture, to name aContinue reading “A Musical Lens on Hybrid Learning”

Not another survey! 5 tips for drawing students to your survey

“Not another survey!” We all live in a survey world and so do students. I can empathise with how students feel. As a recent graduate myself, I recall receiving emails from several institutions and departments wanting my opinion about different things. Heck, I can’t even listen to my favourite tunes by Rita Ora or EDMContinue reading “Not another survey! 5 tips for drawing students to your survey”