17-18 October 2017 | Pullman Sydney Airport , Mascot, NSW

Katherine Olston

Director (Acting) Centre for English Teaching
University of Sydney


1:50 PM De-designing for blended learning: Integrating the Academic Skills for University Success MOOCs into on-campus classes at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching developed a series of five Massive Open Online Courses, the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization, aimed at preparing students for tertiary study at an English-medium university by introducing them to the core values and expectations of academic culture. Whilst the courses were originally designed to be delivered in purely online mode, they are now being adapted for blended delivery in CET’s on-campus classes. In this session, Katherine will discuss how the combination of the inquiry-based pedagogical approach and the use of adaptive technology influenced the design of the online learning experience with a focus on personalisation and learner autonomy.

  • Leveraging adaptive technology to design a personalised learning experience and promote learner autonomy
  • Adapting online courses for the blended classroom
  • Redefining teaching practices for the blended classroom


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Katherine.

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