Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 1

In both campus and online environments, the massification of business education has privileged didactic forms of teaching (Hornsby and Osman, 2014), both for the economies of scale they generate (magnification) and their capability to be repeated at scale to ever increasing cohort sizes (multiplication). The deployment of didactic teaching and learning through pedagogical approaches suchContinue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 1”

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 “

This is Serious – Humour Enhances Learning

Making your students laugh can help you get your message across in a way that means they may not even realise they’re learning something! There are some non-threatening ways that even the most serious of educators can find their funny. Why use humour in your teaching? There’s quite a bit of evidence that supports theContinue reading “This is Serious – Humour Enhances Learning”

2021: Our Top Ten Blog Posts

2021, what a year! Lockdown was tough for higher education and we missed seeing our students. One bright spot has been the stories our colleagues have shared with us. Here’s a fond look back at our top ten blog posts since we launched this blog in April 2021. # 10 Python in Education Coding inContinue reading “2021: Our Top Ten Blog Posts”

How to Make Offshore Students Onshore?

Studying during Covid-19 has proven to be very difficult for staff and students at the University of Sydney Business School. The lock down of the university and the sudden change to online learning mode created lots of stress. In particular, offshore students who are commencing international students and who are not able to come toContinue reading “How to Make Offshore Students Onshore?”

Connecting with industry made easy

Why is it so important to engage with industry partners?To provide authentic high-impact learning and engagement opportunities for our students and academics. As our students have reflected in their feedback, work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences are “invaluable” and “significantly worthwhile in preparing for employability.” In addition to the students learning to apply their developing knowledge and skills,Continue reading “Connecting with industry made easy”

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”

Accessing accessibility

The word ‘accessibility’ comes up all the time in education. But do we understand how to successfully integrate accessibility into the courses we are building and delivering, especially with more and more teaching online? I sat down with Associate Professor Jennifer Smith- Merry, Director of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the UniversityContinue reading “Accessing accessibility”

One to many: a new paradigm for student feedback and engagement

The University of Sydney Business School is piloting a new system for delivering media-rich feedback to students with the aim of enhancing engagement and personalisation. A custom process has been developed that allows educators to create stratified video feedback quickly and at scale. Augmenting one of the text-based feedback systems currently used in the School withContinue reading “One to many: a new paradigm for student feedback and engagement”

Design patterns are here!

We recently announced an initiative to develop and share design patterns to support quality learning and teaching at scale. The patterns are part of the Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) project. We’re delighted to announce our first batch of design patterns are here! Design patterns make hidden knowledge explicit and shareable. They are a toolContinue reading “Design patterns are here!”