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Learning to Teach Online UNSW: The University of New South Wales

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    Using wikis for student collaboration - Case study

    Using wikis for student collaboration - Case study

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    This case study examines how the use of a wiki can help a teacher effectively facilitate student collaboration with on-campus or distance students.  It discusses the importance of providing technical support for both staff and students, planning clearly defined collaborative learning activities, and designing relevant assessment strategies to help support students develop effective teamwork skills.

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    iLabs: Online access to remote laboratories - Case study

    iLabs: Online access to remote laboratories - Case study

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    In this case study, Mark Schulz from the University of Queensland examines the concept of using the Internet to remotely access laboratory equipment to conduct experiments in science or engineering. In particular, it demonstrates one of several experiments that can be conducted online using the iLabCentral website developed by Northwestern University. It explores benefits and opportunities for student learning offered by iLabs, by demonstrating how online learning materials in the iLabCentral website utilise remotely access specialist laboratory equipment made available by the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT) at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane Australia.

















     



     

     

     

     

     

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    Welcome to Learning to Teach Online

    Welcome to Learning to Teach Online

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    The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed by COFA Online at the University of New South Wales, in association with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations. This episode gives an overview of the aims of the project, and describes how teachers can get the most out of Learning to Teach Online.

     

     

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    Online teamwork and collaboration

    Online teamwork and collaboration

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    While developing effective teamwork and collaboration skills are considered important to the learning process, many students find group work challenging and difficult. In this episode we explore how Internet technologies can improve the collaborative process within online teamwork, and offer some useful strategies for facilitation and assessment.

     

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    Teaching with web 2.0 technologies: Twitter, wikis & blogs - Case study

    Teaching with web 2.0 technologies: Twitter, wikis & blogs - Case study

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    Web 2.0 tools can be useful for any situation where discussion and content sharing is desired, and where accessing current information in certain topic areas can be advantageous for learning. This case study examines how and why Lubna Alam from the University of Canberra used the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) as a central hub that both provided her students with easy access to the class blogs, wiki and Twitter, and a place where information from the different technologies was amalgamated. The integration of web 2.0 technologies into the learning process is examined, highlighting how this can improve student engagement, communication and collaboration. 

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    Integrating online resources into your teaching

    Integrating online resources into your teaching

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    So many resources are now being freely shared online that it can be advantageous for teachers and students to develop an understanding of appropriate and legal use. This episode identifies different types of online resources including scholarly material available online through libraries, and highlights copyright considerations for using existing material from the Internet in your teaching. It also discusses the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER), where teachers can freely access and contribute to a wide range of learning and teaching resources from institutions around the world. 

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