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”

3 lessons in creating sustainable learning design

The recent move to online and remote teaching due to COVID-19 has increased our reliance on effective online tools. But which ones should we choose? How many? And how sustainable are they? As digital learning designers we want to help create an engaging experience for students. We work with education developers, media specialists and contentContinue reading “3 lessons in creating sustainable learning design”

Transforming the online learning experience

At Business Co-Design (BCD), academics, educational developers, learning technologists and learning designers work together to create engaging online learning experiences. As a digital learning designer, I evaluate the content of digital courses and advise academics on possible ways to transform the learning content into interactive online activities. Academics play their part as Subject Matter ExpertsContinue reading “Transforming the online learning experience”

Bringing Drama to Zoom Rooms

In pandemic times, engaging students is more critical than ever. Could bringing drama to Zoom help? What can teachers learn from the dramatic arts about engaging students and avoiding Zoombie experiences? University of Sydney Business School colleagues and I were lucky to attend a National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) workshop on engaging a virtualContinue reading “Bringing Drama to Zoom Rooms”

Re-energised Teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to transition to remote online teaching and learning. Our research project involved conducting surveys and interviews throughout 2020 with educators and students from the Accounting and Business Information Systems disciplines to better understand this transition. Looking back what has been the experience of educators and students and where toContinue reading “Re-energised Teaching”

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”