Learning and Teaching Forum

Blended Learning: Achieving Educational Excellence

16 Oct 2015

Whether you move to fully online or a blend of on campus and online delivery, technologies can support digital literacy, independent learning and other graduate capabilities, as well as enabling efficiencies in managing learning activities and giving feedback. The 2015 Learning and Teaching forum showcased practice to demonstrate how far we have come at UNSW and looked to the future with UNSW's strategic priority on blended learning.




Professor Ian Jacobs

Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, delivered the opening address 'Blended learning and its relevance to UNSW 2025'.







Stream Session 1

  • Dr Justine Rogers, Law
    Improving students' learning through blended group work
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Raffaella Mammucari, School of Chemical Engineering
    A blended course delivery experience in Chemical Engineering
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Nalini Pather, School of Medical Sciences
    A blended design to enhance interaction
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Mariano Ramirez, Built Environment
    Enabling active learning in flipped sustainable design classes
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Gigi Foster, School of Economics
    Increasing student-staff engagement through the use of targeted technology
    Presentation slides
    Dr Thomas Apperley, Arts & Social Sciences
    Curiosity driven learning: Engaging students through course and assessment redesign
    Presentation slides

Stream Session 2

  • Dr Isabelle Jalbert, School of Optometry & Vision Science
    Lesons from online teaching - Maximising student engagement
    Presentation slides
  • Peter Sharp, UNSW Art & Design
    Two worlds collide: Engaging Fine Arts students with technology
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Lindy Edwards, International and Political Studies, UNSW Canberra
    Flipping politics; Threats and opportunities for Arts
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Carol Oliver, Australian Centre for Astrobiology
    Transforming a face-to-face course to fully online
    Presentation slides
  • Dr Martin Bliemel, School of Management
    Teaching with BITE: A method of scaffolding the authenticity of how students learn
    Presentation slides
  • Dean Utian, Built Environment
    Blended Space: Bringing the virtual to the physical

Further information on each presentation is available here.


Forum posters were displayed for forum participants to view. Academic staff were invited to develop a visually appealing representation of their practices around the theme Blended Learning: Past, Present and Future (the call for posters information is available here). 

2015 Learning and Teaching Forum Posters Booklet


Blended and online learning

Examples from UNSW

Templates and guidelines for poster presenters are available here

UNSW 2025 Strategy available here