At first glance, it may seem that videos of bedside teaching encounters have little in common with Moby Dick. One shows medical students interacting with patients and learning key clinical skills, while the other charts one man’s obsession amidst an exhaustive overview of the mid-nineteenth century whaling industry.
CRADLE Fellow Dr Matthew Dunn shared the findings from his study exploring ‘study drug’ use in Australian universities in the latest fascinating presentation in the 2018 CRADLE Seminar Series – and if you weren’t able to make the seminar on the day, a recording is now available!
A strong turnout at Deakin Downtown and many more online joined us to hear CRADLE’s Dr Rola Ajjawi discuss academic failure and persistence in the latest presentation in our 2018 Seminar Series. Rola shared insights into why students fail, how failure impacts attrition, and how – and why – students who fail persist.
It’s been several years in the making, but we have finally published the first CRADLE-associated book! If you follow @CRADLEDeakin on Twitter, or indeed any of CRADLE’s members and associates, you will have noticed a flurry of tweets lately regarding Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education: Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work. The book […]
A project seeking to develop students’ evaluative judgement by pairing senior and first-year students for near peer mentoring was the subject of the latest fascinating presentation in CRADLE’s 2018 seminar series. Dr Merrolee Penman (University of Sydney) shared insights from the ‘Building Students’ Capacity for Evaluative Judgement through Near Peer Placements’ project, including student perceptions […]
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 […]
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, […]
We’re excited to announce that applications for a new PhD scholarship with CRADLE are now open to both domestic and international students. If you’re interested in assessment in higher education, come and study with us at CRADLE! Applications are now open and close Monday 16 April 2018.
2017 was a busy year of conferences and presentations for CRADLE, spanning four continents and over 40 conference presentations and keynote addresses.
As we get closer to a well earned holiday break, we close our 2017 blog postings with our first CRADLE team video, and news of our latest publishing deal.