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
- Dr Raffaella Mammucari, School of Chemical Engineering
A blended course delivery experience in Chemical Engineering
- Dr Nalini Pather, School of Medical Sciences
A blended design to enhance interaction
- Dr Mariano Ramirez, Built Environment
Enabling active learning in flipped sustainable design classes
- Dr Gigi Foster, School of Economics
Increasing student-staff engagement through the use of targeted technology
Dr Thomas Apperley, Arts & Social Sciences
Curiosity driven learning: Engaging students through course and assessment redesign
Stream Session 2
- Dr Isabelle Jalbert, School of Optometry & Vision Science
Lesons from online teaching - Maximising student engagement
- Peter Sharp, UNSW Art & Design
Two worlds collide: Engaging Fine Arts students with technology
- Dr Lindy Edwards, International and Political Studies, UNSW Canberra
Flipping politics; Threats and opportunities for Arts
- Dr Carol Oliver, Australian Centre for Astrobiology
Transforming a face-to-face course to fully online
- Dr Martin Bliemel, School of Management
Teaching with BITE: A method of scaffolding the authenticity of how students learn
- 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).