Design patterns update

We’ve recently begun to share design patterns from the Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) Project. These patterns are tried and tested solutions to common problems of learning and teaching at scale. New patterns We have three new design patterns to release. Our pattern on CONNECT:IN WORKSHOPS is useful for diverse teams approaching curriculum development projectsContinue reading “Design patterns update”

Regular announcements

STATS Level of DifficultyEasyUnit Size Evaluated200ScopeSemester-longDeliveryOnlineRelated PatternsSELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES This pattern is concerned with how to use regular announcements to communicate with students when delivering a unit in a blended or hybrid mode, where synchronous lectures have been re-shaped into SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES. Regular communications from the Coordinator to students across the semester helps signpostContinue reading “Regular announcements”

Meaningful engagement with course readings

This pattern is concerned with meaningfully engaging students with course readings. Gradual and active engagement with reading materials is used to spark student curiosity and target those students who typically have limited, if any, interest in academic texts. This pattern interweaves reading tasks as integral activities in the wider course design.

A Learning & Teaching Transformation Project

Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) is a Business School strategic priority that aims to transform the teaching and learning experience in our large cohort units. The project is led by Associate Professor Peter Bryant and his recent blog post series introduces his philosophical reasoning and the complex ecosystem underpinning the project’s design. The Business Co-designContinue reading “A Learning & Teaching Transformation Project”

CLaS light touch project: scaling up educational co-design process

The challenge Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) is a significant longitudinal project initiated in 2019 by the University of Sydney Business School aiming to enhance the learning experience for students in large undergraduate and postgraduate classes. Three of us work at Business Co-Design, a team of educational developers, learning designers and media producers, who areContinue reading “CLaS light touch project: scaling up educational co-design process”

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”

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”

Student-generated data

STATS Level of DifficultyMediumUnit Size Evaluated1000ScopeSingle activity or longerDeliveryOnline/F2FResources NeededSurvey toolRelated PatternsTBC Students complete a survey on an issue of local/global importance. The data set is then used for students to explore in class and practice organising, analysing and visualising data. This pattern is suited to large quantitative units where students can benefit from learningContinue reading “Student-generated data”

Micro-deadlines

STATS Level of DifficultyEasyUnit Size Evaluated840ScopeSemester-longDeliveryOnlineRelated PatternsSINGLE-DAY WORKSHOPS LARGE WORKSHOP FORMAT REFLECTION AT SCALE This pattern is concerned with attaching micro-deadlines to online tasks within SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES. It is suitable for large units containing a high degree of self-paced online learning or pre-work, and where smaller tasks are used to build towards larger summativeContinue reading “Micro-deadlines”

Self-paced online modules

STATS Level of DifficultyHardUnit Size Evaluated1000-1500ScopeSemester longDeliveryOnline and hybridResources NeededLMS, educational media, formative assessment toolRelated PatternsVISUALISATIONSIMMEDIATE FEEDBACK ONLINE  This pattern is concerned with one of the main problems of teaching at scale, which is the lack of consistency in delivering content.  Online self-paced modules are an accessible and effective form of learning, often used inContinue reading “Self-paced online modules”