Promoting Connectedness through Peer Mentor Support

During the lockdown of 2020, promoting connections and a sense of belonging became challenging. Leading in a Post-Covid World (LPC) was an intracurricular initiative run fully online in Semester 2, 2020, at the University of Sydney Business School. The program provided opportunities for students to develop their leadership  and team skills during the COVID-19 lockdownContinue reading “Promoting Connectedness through Peer Mentor Support”

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?”

#Pandemic Pedagogy

Evidence-based practice The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in modern history, transforming the nature of higher education. To examine how we coped with COVID-19 in the classroom, we embarked on a special issue of the Journal of Marketing Education; #Pandemic Pedagogy. In times of uncertainty, we often look for advice from educational research journalsContinue reading “#Pandemic Pedagogy”

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”

Avatars, digital humans and the new ‘faces’ of educational media

As facial recognition technologies, animation and 3D modelling software become more powerful and commonplace, we’re seeing breakthroughs in how—and who—presents media to camera. Developments in 2D and 3D avatars, dubbed ‘digital humans’ at the photoreal end of the spectrum, create possibilities to re-think the presenter when it comes to delivering educational videos. Academics supported byContinue reading “Avatars, digital humans and the new ‘faces’ of educational media”

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”

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