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

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 they are supporting student learning outcomes by creating effective and adaptable blended learning environments. 

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

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 learning centered practices amongst students, including:
  • Facilitating student reflection and engagement with their own learning across degree as well as for continued learning after degree
  • Using collaborative tools for innovative and interactive teaching methods
  • Best practise methods for blended learning through ePortfolio’s
Educating Students in a Time of Disruption: Becoming Innovative and Creating an Internal Shift Towards Blended Learning

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 experience
  • Discuss the balance between delivery of disciplinary content and developing new graduate attributes: incorporating skills into a blended curriculum
  • Creating the internal shift to encourage and develop a flexible and innovate curriculum
  • Redefining the roles of a next generation university – what does an Uber University look like?
  • Using Blended Learning as a driver of change
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

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 and adaptive Online Learning Model (OLM) called U!magine and how it is being used to create a connected learning experience
  • Monash University is using learning analytics to enhance enquiry-driven student learning
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

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.