Tag: Higher Education

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Deakin drives transparency and equity in teamwork through MS Teams

Associate Professor Bardo Fraunholz teaches a course in project management to a cohort of 280 Deakin University students - 80 of whom participate through Deakin’s cloud campus. The challenge he faced was to ensure all students are fully engaged, equitably treated – no matter their location - and to help them develop the sorts of skills and experience that are prized in... Read more

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Managing engagement on Teams: Intervention or Nudges?

Teams is one of the fastest organically adopted new technologies across universities in Australia, as professional and academic staff have started using it to collaborate with their colleagues and students. This time last year, we described it as "the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history", in use by 1/2 million organisations, and two months ago it was reported... Read more

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Edith Cowan University tears down learning barriers with Azure Lab Services

As one of Australia’s newer tertiary institutions, Edith Cowan University (ECU), has always done things a little differently. From its inception in 1991 it sought to reshape the way higher education was delivered and its courses are created in consultation with industry. With several hundred students each year passing through various computer science courses ECU needs to... Read more

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UNSW’s Teams project brings Artificial Intelligence to student engagement

At the global Microsoft Inspire conference this week, Dr David Kellerman, from UNSW's Engineering faculty, talked to the 25,000 attendees about the work that is being done to transform the classroom and learning experience, while creating a community of learners, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney By replacing real ink and document scanners with digital ink, and... Read more

Accessibility in Examinations: Here’s what you need to know

Summary: As teachers digitise more and more classroom activities–particularly tests and exams–they need to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, can participate in them on a level footing. Could online examinations disadvantage some of your students? It’s a question which every teacher should consider as they digitise the classroom. While digital... Read more

Australian universities are getting creative with digital. Here’s how.

Summary: Digital technology is transforming the higher education landscape in Australia to provide for a more inclusive and flexible learning experience. Australia’s higher education landscape is experiencing unprecedented change – for the better and for the benefit of the future generation. Recent research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services reveals that only a... Read more