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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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It's Time to Disrupt the System - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson -

It's Time to Disrupt the System - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

For as long as I have been involved in education, the focus for finding the key to fixing education has always been about providing professional development for the teachers and administrators.

The philosophy is top-down with the intent that knowledge will eventually trickle down to benefit the students.

 

But, during one of the two ISTE Ignite sessions, I listened to the well respected “education disruptionist,” Will Richardson, sum up 19 of his bold beliefs about education in exactly five minutes. His five minutes were not just inspiring, but I heard it as a call to all educators to stop putting up road blocks and open up the classrooms and allow learning to become powerful and impact the world. There are so many things we are not doing right and, according to Mr. Richardson, we need to start asking “Why wouldn’t we…?” It’s truly five minutes of slides that kindles limitless conversation among those interested in education and definitely worth the few minutes it takes to watch:

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THE END OF TEACHING (as we know it)

In the higher education market a disruption is happening... and you may want to be part of it.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning

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CurtinTeaching and Learning provides leadership and support for teaching and learning through its activities in academic professional development, curriculum design, courses management, elearning, and flexible learning support.
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Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Busy schedules are one reason why educators don't collaborate and connect through social networking platforms. But a lack of time isn't the main issue. It's priorities.


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The Art of the Lecture: Justice, a Harvard University Course

Much can be learned about a good lecture by observing Michael Sandel, a Professor of Government at Harvard whose course, "Justice," regularly enrolls more than 700 students. (2 minutes 30 seconds - YouTube video)

 

PM - Look at the size of the lecture theatre! The video looks really dated, but the way the session is run is amazing! Nice to see a 'flipped classroom' mode a few years before they became popular in educational discussions.

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Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.

 

PM - These 'secrets' of success can be applied to students learning and mastering a subject. Get passionate about it!

 

The can equally be applied to great teaching.

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The essence of good teaching

My keynote address given at Aoraki's staff development conference 2012. Some interactive slides have been removed.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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ECAWA Online

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A newspaper by ECAWA - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News

Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Students today have unprecedented access to information. According to educator Karl Fisch, in one week of reading The New York Times, an individual will encounter more information than people in the 18th century would have had access to during the entire course of their lives.

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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s regulatory and quality agency for higher education. TEQSA’s primary aim is to ensure that students receive a high quality education at any Australian higher education provider.

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Making the Most of Lectures : Academic Skills Centre : University of Canberra

Making the Most of Lectures : Academic Skills Centre : University of Canberra | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Students vary greatly in what they get out of lectures. Largely, it’s a question of ‘what you get out depends on what you put in’. The more actively you listen, the better. There are some practical techniques, such as preparing for the lecture ahead of time, taking notes and following up on your notes after the lecture which can help you to get much the most out of your lectures. But first it’s a good idea to consider why universities continue the tradition of giving lectures.

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What Constitutes a Good Lecture and What Makes a Discussion Section Productive?

What Constitutes a Good Lecture and What Makes a Discussion Section Productive? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center

 

PM - A perspective from 1998, has anything changed with Web 2.0 and technology use?

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What Good Teachers Say About Teaching

What Good Teachers Say About Teaching | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

1 - The teacher's main task is to guide students through the learning process, not to dispense information.

 

@ University of California at Berkeley

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Flipped classrooms: Let’s change the discussion

Flipped classrooms: Let’s change the discussion | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Since Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk, the Khan Academy has been nearly synonymous with “flipped classrooms.” This is because since then, Khan Academy has been promoted by the Gates Foundation as well as major media outlets like CNN and CBS. But, what the media and outsiders (non-educators) fail to recognize is that Khan Academy is “just a tool” and not a methodology or pedagogy on its own. Debates have raged simultaneously in educators’ circles, especially in social media and blogs, about the benefits (or lack thereof) of flipping. Through all of this, the term “flipped classroom” or even “flipping” has been misconstrued and inaccurately represented. Rather than argue about titles or labels, let’s get into the philosophy of flipping.

 

Too much of the discussion around flipping has been on the technology. Let’s begin to focus on the philosophical decisions teachers and schools need to make to move education forward in a connected world.

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The Elusive Benefits of Study Groups | Faculty Focus

The Elusive Benefits of Study Groups | Faculty Focus | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Faculty often recommend study groups to students, especially in large courses or in courses where students typically struggle with the material.

 

Does participation in study groups formed this way make a difference in exam scores? Not according to a study of students in three sections of a 700-student, four-credit lecture and lab introductory biology course. Researchers had predicted that students who participated in study groups would score higher on exams in the course, but they did not. Their scores were not lower, but participating in a study group did not improve exam scores or scores on a pre- and post-content exam.

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