Co-designing a Students as Partners Charter

The University of Sydney wants to activate their commitment to involve students as citizens in their own lifelong learning journey by developing a Students as Partners Charter. On Melbourne Cup day, 2023, more than seventy students and staff gathered in the Susan Wakil building to begin the co-design work. We represented every Faculty and allContinue reading “Co-designing a Students as Partners Charter”

Reimagining Peer Review

As a reviewer, you’re not just giving back; you’re expanding your own knowledge and gaining insights into what makes strong research. It can be like networking, making connections with colleagues globally. Academic research publications and the progression of an academic career greatly depend on experts in the field who review and assess your work beforeContinue reading “Reimagining Peer Review”

Higher Education – and Business Education – at the centre of global challenges 

Academic conferences are important and unique opportunities for scholars to stress-test works in a collegial, creative, and critical spaces. I reflect on two works I have recently presented at the 35th Annual Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER) Conference and the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference. Action research in Higher Education The first paperContinue reading “Higher Education – and Business Education – at the centre of global challenges “

Incorporating Generative AI in Authentic Assessments

The emerging use of generative AI has led to concerns about academic integrity (AAIN, 2023). However, instead of bemoaning its use, we argue that in business education, integrating generative AI can provide insightful and practical ways for our students to demonstrate their abilities and contributions to business in ways a machine cannot. Our recent experiences inContinue reading “Incorporating Generative AI in Authentic Assessments”

Connecting the Management Education Community: MOBTS Oceania

MOBTS, now in its 50th year, is a global learning society and conference focused on enhancing teaching and learning in management and organisational behaviour disciplines. MOBTS Oceania recently brought together management educators from across and beyond the region to share practice, challenges, opportunities and innovations. The conference was held on Bedegel land and hosted byContinue reading “Connecting the Management Education Community: MOBTS Oceania”

Together again – ASCILITE 2022

The audience reacted immediately, a huge collective gasp of horror. What could have provoked such a visceral response? This is what the presenter said: So I asked the academic what the problem was with mapping the assessment to the learning outcomes. And the academic replied, “Oh, I really only see learning outcomes as advisory…” TheContinue reading “Together again – ASCILITE 2022”

Connecting with students through humour 

How can we connect with our students when we don’t see them? We decided to try humour. As passionate and energetic educators, we believe that fostering connections with our students is just as essential to their learning experience as providing honest feedback. Yet building connections with students online is an ongoing challenge as Zoom andContinue reading “Connecting with students through humour “

Dynamic Pictures to Support Learning in Business Analytics

The recent move to online learning prompted academics teaching business analytics to find ways of explaining concepts that maintained some of the advantages of face-to-face teaching and learning. This included inventive ways of rigging up iPads and WACOM tablets to serve as digital whiteboards – to demonstrate analytical tools or to step through or annotateContinue reading “Dynamic Pictures to Support Learning in Business Analytics”

What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 2

Designing and delivering education at scale effectively is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions (Kagan & Diamond, 2019). This challenge is both an economic one, where the costs of magnifying and multiplying education offerings needs to be matched and exceeded by the revenue, and a pedagogical one, ensuring the quality of the teachingContinue reading “What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 2”

Rapport through a laptop? Benefits and drawbacks of online interviews

In this post, two researchers share their reflections on conducting interviews and focus groups online during a global pandemic for a large strategic educational project (CLaS). Both had previously conducted face-to-face interviews, which involved finding a suitable meeting room, printing information statements and consent forms, and making sure their trusty audio recorders were fully charged.Continue reading “Rapport through a laptop? Benefits and drawbacks of online interviews”

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