All posts by Lyn Collins

Senior Instructional Designer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Mindful Mentoring

Mentoring is as much about counseling as it is transferring knowledge and leadership skills. Mem Mahmut's peer nominations for a Faculty 'Mentor Award' are evidence of his status as a positive role model to improve the confidence and capability of...

/ 16 April, 2021

Writing Effective Multiple-Choice Items: Become familiar with this list of ‘do’s and don’ts’

Contrary to popular belief, well-written Multiple Choice items can assess higher-order thinking. With a quick recap on writing MC items, your next quiz may be more effective at assessing student learning.

/ 6 April, 2021
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Teaching Online Program for Tutors and Sessional Staff

Get prepared NOW for teaching online this session: Program starts 15 February. Offered via iLearn, the program brings together the expertise of professional and academic staff across the University to facilitate and support participants in a 5 hour program.

/ 5 February, 2021

Collective efficacy: An example of how to improve the student experience

When teams of educators believe they can make a difference, exciting things can happen to student learning. Read on to find out about the process used by the Master of Clinical Audiology team to improve the student experience.

/ 17 December, 2020

Learning design that fosters student engagement and autonomy

Leveraging the affordances of technology readily available in iLearn, a team of Convenors and Lecturers on a Linguistics Unit, developed a series of tasks to simulate the face-to-face experience of micro-teaching. The learning design changes had numerous positive outcomes, including...

/ 20 August, 2020

Beginning to Teach (BTT) Program – Expressions of interest are now open

This new 12-hour program, commencing on 17 August, is designed to develop the teaching capability of those with limited or no experience of teaching.

/ 3 August, 2020

Departments rising to the challenges and opportunities created by Covid-19 travel restrictions

In this article, we share some of the creative efforts of three departments and individuals within the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences.

/ 15 May, 2020
Celebrating graduation in isolation

Celebrating graduation in absentia in the era of Covid-19

This personal graduation account is a wonderful example of the ingenuity and resilience our graduates have demonstrated during this extraordinary time. It is highly likely that similar celebrations and reflections have been repeated across the globe as students adjust to...

/ 29 April, 2020

A/Prof Verity Pacey: Personalising online communication for students during these extraordinary times

Verity has recently become a ‘power-user’ and advocate of the iLearn ‘Personalised Learning Designer’ (PLD) tool, running a number of training sessions for DHP staff. Verity says, “It is a huge positive in terms of personalising online communication for our...

/ 9 April, 2020