2021, what a year! Lockdown was tough for higher education and we missed seeing our students.
One bright spot has been the stories our colleagues have shared with us. Here’s a fond look back at our top ten blog posts since we launched this blog in April 2021.
# 10 Python in Education
Coding in business education is increasingly important. Dr Steve Tierney talks about his teaching approach in Python + ED: Code for Collaborative Learning. Student Michael also shares his experience of learning how to code in this new environment.
#9 Immersive Learning
How to design authentic experiences in physical places in a pandemic? Dr Wei Li explains how she helped students learn through encounters with executives and entrepreneurs in An Ecosystem Approach to Immersed Business Education.
#8 Teachers: R U OK?
Emotions and The Impact of Emotional Labour on Teachers in teaching are often overlooked. So Dr Steven Hitchcock interviewed Dr Saul Karnovsky to unpack his important research in this area.
#7 Design Thinking for Large Classes
Design Thinking is a popular innovation process in business. In this blog post, research around Design Thinking in a large-scale higher education case study is introduced: Design Thinking Differently.
#6 Learning is Emotional
Learning is social. Students need time, space and care to feel safe, to engage and to learn. Let’s make learning addictive. Read more in Emotional Highs: 5 Ways to Meaningfully Engage University Students.
#5 Energetic Teaching
Re-energised Teaching showcases a a research project with Accounting and Business Information Systems educators and students. Because we all need to better understand the rapid transition to remote online teaching and learning due to COVID-19.
#4 Zoom Rooms
There certainly was a lot of drama in 2021. But not so much in Zoom rooms. Business educators had the chance to learn about engaging a virtual room in a National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) workshop in the hope of Bringing Drama to Zoom Rooms.
#3 Scalable Designs
The third most popular blog post was on Design patterns for Connected Learning at Scale. It introduces a Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) project that offers educators practical design ideas to implement in teaching.
#2 Avatar Educators
Coming in at number two: Avatars, digital humans and the new ‘faces’ of educational media. Here, the Business Co-design media team talks about using characters or avatars to engage students in video.
#1 Hybrid Spaces
Our top story makes a whole lot of sense for 2021: Making the most of the spaces we have: Design principles for successful hybrid and hyflex learning. We outlined a framework for space agnostic learning design, with tips and resources for designing such spaces.
Our team hopes you had a fun and restful holiday season … and wishes you a less interesting 2022, pandemic-wise. Please reach out to us to contribute your research and praxis to this blog. We love to read your stories.