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eScholar 2012 – Improving language skills by reflecting on video recorded role plays

Lecturer: Kyoko Kawasaki
Faculty:
School: Asian languages
Year:
Category: Audiovisual and multimedia, eAssessment, eScholar

Kyoko Kawasaki implements video-recorded role plays across eight units within the Department of Asian Languages. Students self-record a performance with the opportunity to reflect and improve this performance prior to submission. This established a vital step in the students’ journey to develop fluency and sound communication skills in an Asian language.

eScholar 2011 – Creating a simulated workplace task for web writing

Lecturer: Rachel Robertson
Faculty:
School: School of Media Culture & Creative Arts
Year:
Category: Audiovisual and multimedia, eScholar

Rachel Robertson created a simulated workplace task around writing for the web for her students. Using a template model, students were supported and increased their skills, confidence and knowledge in this field.

eScholar 2011 – Virtual site visit supports student learning

Lecturer: Elizabeth Karol
Faculty:
School: School of Built Environment
Year:
Category: Audiovisual and multimedia, eScholar, Student support

Elizabeth Karol used a virtual video tour of a building to enable students to have access to ‘behind the scenes’ services in a building. These services are usually in tight spaces making it difficult for large groups of students to actually see the services as installed whilst listening to a commentary. The recording of interviews in the service areas with the building engineers gave students a valuable insight into the technologies used in the running of a ‘green’ building […]

eScholar 2011 – Using assessment strategies to promote student engagement

Lecturer: Genevieve JohnsonTania Broadley
Faculty:
School: Education
Year:
Category: Collaboration and communication, eAssessment, eScholar

Tania Broadley and Genevieve Johnson engaged students by using regular assessment points. Students developed their own questions and answered other students questions.

What is it really like to study online?

Faculty:
Category: Audiovisual and multimedia, Collaboration and communication, eAssessment, Student support

Students studying online can connect with their lecturers and other students through a range of communication tools such as instant messenger (Skype), email, discussion boards, and virtual classrooms (Blackboard Collaborate). Curtin uses Blackboard, a learning management system which is a portal that provides access to online learning materials, as well as a variety of interesting and engaging activities and assessments. Students also have the opportunity to make use of popular web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, YouTube and journals […]

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