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Simultaneous Teaching

Simultaneous teaching, also known as hybrid or concurrent teaching, involves teaching a face-to-face and online cohort at the same time. Simultaneous teaching accommodates accessibility for all students, and can be an engaging mode of teaching and learning that enhances peer collaboration and belonging. The teacher presents to a face-to-face and online class simultaneously, often through Zoom or another online video conferencing tool. See the attached guide for tips, considerations, and strategies.

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Making a course live in Canvas

Guides on the steps in the Online Course Manager (OCM) to make a Canvas course live and available for students to participate in.

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Are you Learning or Grade Orientated?

Learning Orientation (LO) and Grade Orientation (GO) are not two ends of a spectrum but are instead two independent orientations. Neither orientation scale is inherently bad. Knowing your student’s orientation and your own orientation allows you to tailor classes to reach a range of learning styles and foster self-motivated learners.

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Active Learning

Thu, 21 July 2022 1:00 pm

This workshop will explore teaching techniques to increase student engagement through active learning.

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Leading a teaching team

Tips for coordinating a large course with a team of tutors

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Canvas course handovers and VLE Q&A bookings

Teaching a course in Canvas or have questions about the Virtual Learning Environment? Book in for a Q&A session with one of our Learning Technology Support team at a time and day that suits you. We have sessions available for those with and without Canvas teaching experience.

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Response

Students are asked to write a paragraph that encourages them to reflect on what they found valuable from a particular learning activity. It can help students realise that the activity was designed for more than entertainment and reinforce learning outcomes.

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Impact and Evidence

Tue, 19 July 2022 12:00 pm

This workshop will help you prepare applications for teaching awards to gain recognition for innovative and impactful teaching practice.

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LDTI - Upcoming Events

View the latest list of all upcoming events on the LDTI website.

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Communicating with Students

Tips for Tutors: office hours, email and discussion board communication with students.

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Blogs

This guide provides information on the use of blogs in teaching and learning.

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Guide to Peer Observation

Peer observation is a form of peer review in which one instructor (the observer) observes a peer (the instructor) in their teaching and provides them with feedback on their areas of strengths and areas in which there is room for growth. This article contains templates and guidance on performing peer observation.

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Tutors and Demonstrators

Tue, 12 July 2022 9:30 am + 2 more events

This workshop will focus on providing new tutors and demonstrators with the foundations and principles of teaching and learning as well as role responsibilities. These 2hr sessions will run either face to face or via zoom. Sessions will be held at Callaghan and Ourimbah.

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Poll Everywhere Getting Started

A couple of resources to help you get started in Poll Everywhere to engage with students.

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The 5 Whys

The 5 Whys is a problem solving strategy used to explore the underlying reason for a particular problem.

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Rubrics - an introduction

This guide was written for those new to teaching and marking. It details the purpose of rubrics, defines the qualities of a good rubric, outlines benefits to teaching staff and students. An example of a rubric is provided.

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Lab Demonstrators Role - for Course Coordinators

This checklist guides course coordinators in the appointment, leadership and supervision of lab demonstrators.

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Mentoring Partnerships

Developing good relationships can be professionally and personally rewarding. Networking with and mentoring other academic staff can lead to new research and teaching interests and improve quality of life for all participants.

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Quiz and Assignment set up in Canvas

Resources to assist with you setting up your Canvas assignments and quizzes.

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Controlling your nerves in presentations

For most people the prospect of public speak is daunting, but preparing well and applying some simple techniques can help you feel more comfortable in the spotlight.

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Role Play

Role playing involves students taking on roles and acting out a simulated situation. The roles adopted are usually prescribed and can be characters, objects or themselves.

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Brainstorming

Brainstorming is listing as many ideas as possible about a topic. It allows you to discover what you already know and to draw connections between those ideas. You can brainstorm on your own or with others.

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Effective use of PowerPoint

Quick tips on making the most of PowerPoint

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Storyboarding

Storyboards are graphic organisers to allow students to visualise a movie, animation, project, process, campaign, etc. Storyboarding is a useful active learning strategy for engaging students with a narrative, timeline or audio/ visual project.

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Speed Dating

Speed dating is an activity where students can talk briefly to each other one-to-one by moving around in a circle.

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