Personalised learning. What is it? How do we do it?
The focus of the October 2014 Forum was personalised learning. The discussion of a paradigm shift in online learning environments focuses on providing customised learning experiences. Are we already customising learning experiences at UNSW and if so how does it benefit student learning? The October Learning and Teaching Forum showcased examples of personalised learning experiences from a range of faculties. UNSW staff were invited to come along and engage in discussion with peers on meeting this new challenge.
Professor Shirley Alexander
Watch Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Teaching, Learning and Equity) at the University of Technology, Sydney deliver her keynote address 'Personalised Learning: a systems approach'.
Professor Alexander is Professor of Learning Technologies with an international reputation for her research on the use of information and communication technologies in education.See more about Professor Alexander.
Stream Session 1
Dr Abelardo Pardo, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney
Using learning analytics to personalise a learning experience
A/Professor Laura Shepherd, School of Social Sciences
Making learning personal: using portfolio assessment to personalise learning in a ‘capstone’ course
Dr Isabella Dobrescu and Dr Alberto Motta, School of Economics
Playconomics: gamification for learning
Stream Session 2
Dr Jason Mazanov, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
Profiling student preferences for Moodle activities: implications for student learning and teaching practice
A/Professor Cath Ellis, Associate Dean, Education, Arts and Social Sciences
Bespoke learning at scale: lessons from the future
A/Professor Richard Buckland, Computer Science, Engineering
Building student communities: beyond participation to "something awesome"
More detailed information is available here.
Forum print and digital posters were displayed for Forum participants to view. Academic staff were invited to develop a visually appealing representation of their practices around the theme Personalised learning. What is it? How do we do it? The posters covered a spectrum of practice from making learning personal to digital innovations in personalised learning.
- 2014 October Forum Posters Booklet (PDF, 13MB, 52 pages)
Scientia Building, Kensington Campus
LTU Forum Committee