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University of Sydney's 7 Stage Approach to Personalise Student Feedback & Measure Blended Learning Outcomes

Professor Abelardo Pardo, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney, recently shared exclusive insight in this interactive infographic on how his team has set out to pursue several new initiatives to support student learning outcomes, based on the results of the dashboard trial. This infographic breaks down the seven stages that...

Blended learning: Improving student outcomes through learning spaces

In this interview Kate Ramzan-Levy, Faculty Manager – Faculty of Business & Law, University of Newcastle; and Dr Ben Cleveland, Fellow at LEaRN, University of Melbourne, explore how spaces can be used to provide a blended learning environment that supports student outcomes. In this video, they explore how to measure...

How Australian universities are implementing innovative blended learning methods to boost student engagement

Advances in technology have enabled students with greater flexibility in how they learn, which has influenced the need for educators to engage students beyond the traditional classroom environment. In this exclusive eBook, several specialists from Deakin University, Monash University, Charles Sturt University and University of Sydney, share exclusive insight into how...

[Video transcript] Improving student outcomes through learning spaces

This is the video transcript featuring insights by Kate Ramzan-Levy, Faculty Manager – Faculty of Business & Law, University of Newcastle; and Dr Ben Cleveland, Fellow at LEaRN, University of Melbourne. 

An inside look at how Monash University’s blended learning transformation is improving student outcomes

In Australia, pedagogy changes have taken centre-stage as universities look to transform the student experience. By focusing on their learning outcomes, there’s an opportunity to ensure students reach their goals and enhance the reputation of their wider institutions as hubs of excellence. Ahead of Blended Learning 2016, we take a look...

Integrating ePortfolios Across University Programs for Placing Students at the Centre of their Learning and Continued Learning

Over the past years, there has been an increased exploration of ePortfolio’s in higher education across disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In this video interview Professor Priscilla Trahar, Learning Designer (ePortfolio’s), University of Sunshine Coast, discusses how the University of the Sunshine Coast is integrating ePortfolio’s within Blackboard and across facilities to encourage...

Educating Students in a Time of Disruption: Becoming Innovative and Creating an Internal Shift Towards Blended Learning

In this video interview, Professor James Arvanitakis, Dean of the Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University, explores:Looking to the future of education: embracing change to improve the learning experienceDiscuss the balance between delivery of disciplinary content and developing new graduate attributes: incorporating skills into a blended curriculumCreating the internal shift...

Interview transcript with Professor James Arvanitakis, Dean of the Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University

In this interview, Professor James Arvanitakis, Dean of the Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University, explores:Looking to the future of education: embracing change to improve the learning experienceThe balance between delivery of disciplinary content and developing new graduate attributes: incorporating skills into a blended curriculumCreating the internal shift to encourage...

How to change mindsets & introduce blended learning techniques successfully

In this article, Susie MacFarlane, Senior Facilitator, Teaching Excellence and Innovation, shares insight into her team’s efforts to enable a blended learning environment for students at the School of Exercise & Nutrition, Deakin University.

Presentation: Educating Students in a Time of Disruption: Becoming Innovative and Creating an Internal Shift to Drive the Future of Universities

With an estimated seven career changes in today’s students’ lifetime, the age of the ‘four year career’ is forcing universities and other education institutions to adapt, diversify and respond. Educators need to prepare students for such an environment by becoming flexible and keep up with demand for multi-disciplinary and modal thinking in a rapidly transforming employment...

The Future of the Lecture: Abolition or Paradigm Shift?

The challenge faced by ‘the lecture’ of the future is its balance between imparting knowledge and facilitatingactive learning. In this presentation from Blended Learning 2016, Dr Chris Thompson, Associate Dean (Education) & Senior Lecturer at Monash University, explores how this current shiftin culture is impacting on student learning, inlcuding:Does the traditional, didactic lecture...

Navigating Changing Student Dynamics and Heightened Expectations for Creating a Learner Centred Environment

With changing student cohorts it is important to align institutional strategy, curriculum development, and space design to support educators to employ active learning pedagogy. Educational institutes have been challenged to rethink how they can align with personalised and technical demands students are familiar with in their every day lives.In this presentation from...

Interview transcript: Integrating ePortfolio’s Across University Programs for Placing Students at the Centre of their Learning and Continued Learning

Over the past years, there has been an increased exploration of ePortfolio’s in higher education across disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In this video interview Professor Priscilla Trahar, Learning Designer (ePortfolio’s), University of Sunshine Coast, discusses how the University of the Sunshine Coast is integrating ePortfolio’s within Blackboard and across facilities to encourage...

Blended Learning 217 Registration Form

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What’s next for blended learning? An inside look at how three universities are evolving their blended learning strategies to drive student engagement and improve learning outcomes

In this eBook three universities explore the specific areas each are focusing on to improve student learning outcomes by creating effective and adaptable blended learning environments.Read on, to learn more about how:The University of Sydney is drivinginstitution-wide curriculum transformation through blended learning initiatives Charles Sturt University is rolling-out a new interactive...

Improving student engagement through blended learning"How a flipped learning model is being used at the University of Melbourne to drive engagement throughout all stages of the learning cycle

In this article, Professor Raoul Mulder, Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Advancement in the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne, explores the flipped learning initiatives he is currently trialling at the University Melbourne to encourage student engagement in preparation for, and participation in class.

How to Build a Successful Blended Learning Model

When you make the switch to a blended learning model, you find yourself making instructional choices for students that empower them to utilize technology in a very independent and deliberate manner.

6 Best Practices For Expanding A Blended Learning Initiative

In 2009, Colorado District 49 began looking for ways to provide more flexible learning opportunities. We wanted to include as many students as possible, both to alleviate overcrowding in our brick-and-mortar schools and to attract students for whom a virtual model was the only way to keep them in the district.