Bits & Pieces

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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5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

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Could WeChat make my life easier?

China’s most popular social media app has just reached 1 billion active users. It’s your Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype, Instagram and believe it or not, your OK Cupid, all amalgamated into a SINGLE app. So why was I not on it?

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Embed a video into UTS Online: how to do it in 7 easy steps

Video is a powerful and engaging resource for academics. Let’s say you’ve found a great video on YouTube, and you’d love to share it with your class on UTSOnline. Great! So how do you do that?

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21 practical ideas for more sustainable teaching

You don’t need to reinvent your whole course to contribute to the sustainability cause. (And we promise we don’t mention coffee cups or water bottles.)

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Crazy in love with Slack, or hopelessly devoted to Teams?

Calling all Slackers and Teamsters to join the debate at the LX.lab!

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