May UNFED Meeting

Hosted by Faculty of Engineering

May UNFED Meeting

These monthly meetings are for Faculty Educational development staff and other interested staff to share experiences and issues. To learn more about UNFED visit their webpage (

Please come along and feel free to bring your lunch. Registration not required.
For enquiries please contact John Paul Posada (

Speaker details:

Dr. Lauren Kark

Lauren is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering.

The course that has most inspired evolution in Lauren’s teaching is BIOM2451 Biomechanics for Sports Scientists.
In 2015, Lauren decided to convert BIOM2451 to a blended course, where the lecture content is delivered online prior to the weekly face-to-face practical activity.

Now in its second year of being blended, the course has undergone significant changes to help improve learning outcomes. Lauren will talk about her experiences and motivation, focusing on: the Moodle interface, rubrics in Moodle, interactivity in Moodle and gamifying Moodle.

Dr. Emily Mitchell

mitchell.pngEmily comes from a background in solar cell device research, having completed a PhD at Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Systems in Germany. Her research interests span across L&T and energy research. As a lecturer in SPREE she’s taught both undergrad and postgrad courses and has made good use of tools such as:

- Video for flipping her courses
- The Moodle UNSW Workshop for peer assessment
- WebPA for peer review

In her talk she’ll discuss her experience with these tools and the pros and cons of their effectiveness.

Dr. Ivan Perez-Wurlf

perez-wurlf.pngIvan is a Lecturer in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering. Ivans’ main research focus is in solar cell technology where he’s helped advance the efficiency and quality of this technology through better testing and an expansion of the materials used.

His talk is titled “Expanding Moodle Quiz capabilities using external software tools for interactive problem solving.” He’ll be demonstrating an advanced use of the Moodle quiz activity and the calculation question types where he has incorporated external software such as LabView and LTSpice.


25th May 2016, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

level 10, Room 1025, Library (back entrance of the library, near the IT service centre) 

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff



Christina Kingen