Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Maximizing the Value of Data in Educational Research 

I have lost count of the number of times I heard the term ‘Zoom fatigue’ last year, but despite its prevalence, we tend not to discuss ‘survey fatigue’. Students in higher education have long been prone to survey fatigue as they are a sought-after group of research participants (Maineri & Can Mol, 2021). Van Mol (2017) reported that in 2014, on average students at a UniversityContinue reading “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Maximizing the Value of Data in Educational Research “

Co-Design Research Group – year in review

As the end of the year approaches, we look back at the events and contributions of our membership to transforming education and the student experience in business. This year our membership grew to 63 members from across the Business School and beyond. As a collective, we have achieved a variety of outputs from journal articles (circaContinue reading “Co-Design Research Group – year in review”

Waterfalls, wineries and wisdom

I’ve finally broken the conference drought. Well of course there’s been lots of online conference attendance these past few years, but networking in the coffee queue, laughs over lunch and dancing at the conference dinner have been well missed. So given the opportunity to take a small plane to Armidale for the annual ASCILITE conferenceContinue reading “Waterfalls, wineries and wisdom”

And that’s a wrap

The 3rd Annual Learning and Teaching Forum at the University of Sydney Business School concluded last week (18 Nov). Here’s a summary of the day and a taster for next year’s Forum. The morning began with a rousing keynote address from Dr Amanda White, Associate Head (Education) of Accounting at UTS Business School. Her talkContinue reading “And that’s a wrap”

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”

Transforming Assessment Across Disciplines

Current assessment and progression policies and practices in higher education are primarily dominated by the dichotomy between formative and summative assessments. This blog is based on an ASCILITE 2020 conference paper (Cerimagic and Khanna, 2020), in which my co-author and I discuss using programmatic assessment in a transformative way. We critically reflect on how medicalContinue reading “Transforming Assessment Across Disciplines”

Developing a Typology of Online Business Education Designs

Many universities had to pivot their teaching into an online space in response to the COVID-19 health crisis in 2020. In fact they may have had to repeat this pivot again and again depending on their location. How can we leverage the lessons learned from our design and redesign of these spaces to provide superiorContinue reading “Developing a Typology of Online Business Education Designs”

Eight Tips for Academics Using Learning Analytics

Can learner data help inform your teaching? It can, but there a few things to consider when planning your learning analytics strategy. Learning is a complex process that takes place on a scale from milliseconds to years, as suggested by Reimann. Now educators can use learning analytics to help build a bigger picture of learning.Continue reading “Eight Tips for Academics Using Learning Analytics”

Learning Design, Student Choice

How to design engaging online environments where students choose activities and their own path through learning? This is what our team set out to discover, well before COVID-19 and lockdown hit higher education.   If you’ve used Canvas before, you’ll know that it is structured in a modular,  sequential way.  That structure is sometimes limiting. Students rarely start at the same point and progress in a linear way from learning outcomes to a teacher-definedContinue reading “Learning Design, Student Choice”

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