Learning at Scale conference: Reflections

In this post, we share highlights from the annual conference on Learning at Scale. In addition to exploring keynote addresses by Professor Simon Buckingham-Shum and Professor Oleksandra Poquet and unveiling two collaborative work-in-progress papers presented by the authors, we offer insights into the emerging discussions and innovations that are shaping the future of learning atContinue reading “Learning at Scale conference: Reflections”

Re-connecting with my Learning Sciences Community

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) was recently held in Montreal, Canada. For a span of five transformative days, from June 10 to 15, we embarked on a collective journey, exploring the ever-shifting terrain of educational paradigms. Amidst this dynamic backdrop, I witnessed the harmonious merger of twoContinue reading “Re-connecting with my Learning Sciences Community”

Passionate Higher Education Researchers gather at HERDSA 2023

In early July, on the banks of the Brisbane River, over 500 higher education scholars from around the world gathered to share research and wisdom about how best to support our students’ education at the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference. World-renowned researchers mixed with first time presenters and PhD students.Continue reading “Passionate Higher Education Researchers gather at HERDSA 2023”

Exploring Innovations and Inclusion in Assessment Practices

The Assessment in Higher Education conference leads the development of assessment for learning in higher education and ran for two days last week in Manchester UK. With around 300 delegates from across the globe this is one of the biggest dedicated international conferences for assessment and feedback. I presented our project on designing quality onlineContinue reading “Exploring Innovations and Inclusion in Assessment Practices”

The Joy of Learning & Teaching – Part 2

This week marks the completion of our 5th annual Learning and Teaching Forum at the University of Sydney Business School. Our theme this year was, as our title states, the joy of learning and teaching. And what a joyous occasion it was. Playful learning After a very heartfelt welcome to country by Aunty Joan BellContinue reading “The Joy of Learning & Teaching – Part 2”

The Joy of Learning and Teaching

In preparation for our upcoming Learning and Teaching Forum here at the University of Sydney Business School, we introduce this year’s theme of ‘joy’. Challenge and reward Learning and teaching in higher education can be both a challenging and rewarding experience for educators and students alike. Whilst memories of teaching and learning during the pandemicContinue reading “The Joy of Learning and Teaching”

Reimagining First Year Accounting with a Practical Connection

How can we connect with students who have little business experience and ensure they develop the necessary skills to become capable professionals? As business academics and practitioners, we grapple with this issue every semester. At the end of 2022, we presented our story of making practical connections with students at the ASCILITE Conference. The PractitionerContinue reading “Reimagining First Year Accounting with a Practical Connection”

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

Some of you might remember the phrase from Cabaret – ‘In any and every language, Welcome!’ If the pandemic taught us anything, it was the value of seeing and hearing from our students rather than talking to blank screens. You may have tried inviting (or even pleading with) students to turn on their cameras. ButContinue reading “Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!”

Reconnect at ASCILITE 2022

The annual ASCILITE conference is happening at the University of Sydney on Gadigal land, exploring the theme: Reconnecting relationships through technology. This will be an important opportunity for the higher education sector to come together around innovation, practice and research in educational technology. We acknowledge the conference organising committee for their hard work bringing togetherContinue reading “Reconnect at ASCILITE 2022”

The place we speak from: Negotiating positionality in higher education

As researchers who produce new knowledge, and as educators who communicate and build learning communities around systems of knowledge, we always speak from a particular position. This position is constructed by and through the various intersections that make up our identity, including our experience of gender, class, race, age, and ability (Crenshaw, 2017).  At theContinue reading “The place we speak from: Negotiating positionality in higher education”

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