Here at Futures, the best kind of email is usually one from a member of the UTS learning and teaching community telling us what’s going on in their classroom, faculty or office – especially when it comes in the form of a blog post. That’s what we’re here for – we know there are people all around UTS who are working hard to make great learning and teaching experiences for students, and there’s no better way to stay in the loop than by hearing directly from those people about what they’re up to. So if you’re involved in learning and teaching, whether you’re an academic, professional staff member, or a student here, why not send us a blog post to tell us what you’ve been up to lately?
What to write about?
At the moment we’re focusing on our upcoming themes for the LX.lab, which are sustainability and social media. Maybe you’ve come up with an approach to embed sustainability in your learning and teaching practice, or you’re doing something interesting with social media in your subject? We’ll be holding events for both of these themes, including Sustainability Week from April 9-13, so stay tuned for more details.
But there’s no need to limit your posts to these topics – the sky is the limit. We like hearing stories, examples of interesting approaches to learning and teaching, opinions, and more. We’re open to most formats, and we want to hear about any aspect of learning and teaching you’ve been working on.
General word count guideline is anywhere between 300 and 800 words for a post, and we like to keep our posts accessible and casual – so there’s no need to approach it as you might an academic paper. Beyond that, you’re free to take it in any direction you want. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few examples of different styles and topics that have been covered.
Changing our conference habits by Elaine Huber
Playdough capitalism: further lessons in radical economic pedagogy by Elizabeth Humphrys
12 tips to create a better slide deck by Amanda Sampol
My path to PhD, and disability in the university by Annmaree Watharow
OneTab will change your life* by Phill Betts
Writing for us is a great way to get the UTS community aware of your work. We’re more than happy to bounce around ideas, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any questions. Happy blogging!
Feature image by: Nick Morrison