Crowdsourcing for learning

This design pattern on “crowdsourcing for learning” discusses crowdsourcing as an innovative pedagogy for large class teaching. This pattern suits a large asynchronous online cohort where an open call needs to be made to the group to collectively generate responses. 

The context for this pattern is the rise of large cohort and class sizes in the tertiary sector.

What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 1

Designing and delivering education at scale effectively is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions (Kagan & Diamond, 2019). This challenge is both an economic one, where the costs of magnifying and multiplying education offerings needs to be matched and exceeded by the revenue, and a pedagogical one, ensuring the quality of the teachingContinue reading “What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 1”

Hybrid teaching workshops: upskilling educators to deliver hybrid classes

The challenge The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally challenged teaching and learning practices in higher education. In early 2020, the University of Sydney Business School joined many other institutions in rapidly pivoting to online teaching in response to social distancing requirements. While online and blended delivery modes were practised pre-pandemic, more traditional face-to-face teaching methods wereContinue reading “Hybrid teaching workshops: upskilling educators to deliver hybrid classes”

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”