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Lessons about learning design in online environments: CRADLE Seminar Series

A full audience at Deakin Downtown and many more online joined us to hear CRADLE’s A/Prof. Margaret Bearman discuss lessons about learning design, the latest presentation in CRADLE’s 2018 Seminar Series. Margaret shared insights from Deakin’s Degrees @ FutureLearn project into the relationship between learning design and learning experience, impacts on student retention rates, and […]

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What are we doing about contract cheating? CRADLE Seminar Series

CRADLE’s 2018 seminar series kicked off with a fascinating seminar exploring the murky world of contract cheating in higher education, presented by CRADLE Fellow A/Prof. Wendy Sutherland-Smith. Wendy reported on the current state of contract cheating research, and discussed her own research with CRADLE’s A/Prof. Phillip Dawson into training markers to detect contract-cheated assignments. Here, […]

CRADLE Seminar Series Events

Lessons about learning design in online environments: Seminar – 17 April 2018

Learning design can play a significant role in students’ learning experiences, and is particularly critical in an online learning context; however, university educators may find it difficult to design for online experiences. Join CRADLE’s A/Prof. Margaret Bearman as she shares lessons about learning design in online environments from the Degrees @ FutureLearn project, along with […]

Conferences Reflections


Last week, three members of the CRADLE team – A/Prof. Margaret Bearman, Dr Joanna Tai, and PhD student Lasse Jensen – attended the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 18) in Sydney. Jo and Margaret share some of their thoughts and key takeaways from the conference below.

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What are we doing about contract cheating? Seminar – 20 March 2018

Contract cheating is an increasingly concerning issue for universities across the globe – but can markers be trained to accurately detect contract cheating in student work? Join us for the first CRADLE seminar for 2018, as CRADLE Fellow A/Prof. Wendy Sutherland-Smith outlines what’s happening internationally in the field of contract cheating awareness and detection