Bits & Pieces

Taming online information overload

This is a guide through my experiences in bookmark and online information management. I have captured, sorted and archived material with a variety of tools over the years. Some of these tools might also be useful to you in your quest for infotopia.

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Open Educational Resources Part 4: open access and free access

Is it right to label a free resource an ‘open resource’? Why do we use these terms interchangeably by mistake? Does it mean that free resources are ‘open’ resources? Read on to find out the answer…

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The Quick Study: Principles of Good Feedback (plus 39 feedback activities!)

In our series The Quick Study, we take a walk through some key pedagogical ideas and texts as they’re presented in the peer-reviewed literature. Each post will summarise a contemporary or historically significant article, providing a refresher or entry point to further reading.

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Job opportunity: Lecturer in Higher Education Learning Design

UTS Faculty of Science is recruiting for a Lecturer in Higher Education Learning Design to play a key role in the development of students’ future focused graduate capabilities and professional identities.

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Why can’t we be friends? PowerPoint and active learning

The classic PowerPoint presentation – bullet point-riddled slides clicked through almost as if to distract you from actually listening to a lecture – is the hallmark of a style of teaching that treats students as passive receivers of information. There’s an argument for ditching that slideshow altogether. But Powerpoint is a pretty essential tool for keeping a session on track. So do you need to throw the slide deck out with the monologue?

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The Quick Study: Flipped Learning

In our new series The Quick Study, we’ll be taking a walk through some key pedagogical ideas and texts as they’re presented in the peer-reviewed literature. Each post will summarise a contemporary or historically significant article, providing a refresher or entry point to further reading.

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