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Acknowledgements of Country

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:52:05 +0000

Conference season is in full swing. As we go out and learn, share and contribute to our shared knowledge of our chosen fields of endeavour – it is important to think of and include indigenous people of the lands upon which we meet. Why? Well, whether you believe the lands upon which you meet are […]

Students as Partners in Higher Education

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:06:48 +0000

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking around students having a say in the way they learn and the concept of students as consumers or customers. I read a scathing article about student experience surveys (SESs) on the Campus Review website  back in March and have started being far more aware of their impact. For […]

Introduction to ePortfolios and Mahara

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 01:36:52 +0000

ePorfolios have been around for several years now, but it’s not safe to assume educators and students who have been asked to use them in past understand what they can do for them. I created a video based on workshops I conducted with UniSA students and have been told by colleagues that it is useful – […]

Student Experience Surveys

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:32:23 +0000

I recently read an interesting Op Ed piece on why university student experience surveys are inherently flawed. A few sentences about designing learning stood out for me as I grapple with the balance between spoon feeding students and reducing their cognitive load. “It is patently counterproductive for students to struggle with understanding the curriculum, with […]

Problem-based vs project-based learning

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 02:01:01 +0000

Finally understand the relationship between Problem-based and Project-based learning. Problem-based learning CAN BE a TYPE of Project- based learning. Project-based learning can be prescriptive and low on the Bloom’s/whatever scale (as in an assignment – you will do X using Y method to achieve Z outcome). It can be semi prescriptive (here is a prob, […]

Moodle filters – auto linking course activities

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:16:16 +0000

Here’s a quick brain dump post on a feature of Moodle that I had overlooked.When the Auto-link activities filter is activated, you don’t have to use absolute links in a book or page on the Moodle course to link to an activity. You just need to type in the activity name verbatim and it will […]

Here’s why I’m advocating no choice in eportfolio platforms

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:40:33 +0000

At the university at which I work, some instructors feel it is too restrictive to insist students use the ePorfolio platform provided. Some instructors allow students to use whatever they want, others are unsure. Is it okay to allow freedom of choice in the type of ePortfolio tool students use? Hmmmm… I pondered this for […]

Is VR leapfrogging over virtual worlds?

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:11:23 +0000

Years ago in Second Life, I experienced a sim that allowed you to add a small program to your avatar (HUD – heads up display) in order to experience the sites and sounds of a person with schizophrenia. It was chilling, heartbreaking and gave me a window into a world I knew little about. Last […]

Critical thinking, logical fallacies and spurious correlations

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:07:49 +0000

Some great resources for teaching and learning about critical thinking…Spurious correlations: What do pool drownings and Nicholas Cage movies have in common? fallacies-  get the poster: of thought website:

Brain dump – free multimedia tools

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:05:18 +0000

Free Mindmapping tools There are dozens of free mindmapping tools out there, here are three to start with.MindmupFree web-based mind mapping tool that can be added to Google Drive. For best results, log into Google Drive, click on New and then More and select Mindmup. It will ask to be installed to your Google Drive. Can […]