Thinking Outside the Box
In 2013 MIS201 Business Requirement Analysis moved away from delivering standard lectures sssand tutorials to in class hands-on collaborative team based workshops. In 2014 the unit team (Dilal Saundage and Lemai Nguyen) moved it even further being very creative by using a combination of different methods to deliver content in workshops and group work. The unit team adapted “role playing” as a method to deliver the modelling component of the course.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) exams
During the T2/2013 exam the School partnered with the Division of Student Administration to test the viability of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) exams.
Associate Professor Jacob Cybulski is Unit Chair for two Business Requirements Analysis units (one Masters and one undergrad). These units share a lot of ideas and some content, including, no lectures, no tutes, no textbooks, but all is done in hands-on workshops.
Game Based Learning
Dr Susan Keller is a Lecturer in the School of Information and Business Analytics. Susan has been using game-based learning to provide students with a deep understanding of business processes in the context of a unit on Enterprise Systems. Susan has applied an experiential instructional approach using a game-based strategy as a learning platform where students use learning props such as paper‐based business documents and physical ‘warehouses’ to experience first‐hand the data, material and document flows associated with business processes.
Equipping First Year Students with the Skills they need to Succeed
Patricia Perlen is the Unit Chair for MLL110 as well as Burwood Coordinator and Off Campus Coordinator. Patricia is passionate about equipping students with the skills they need to succeed. The MLL110 unit team recently redesigned the structure of the unit and worked closely with Library staff to develop a self paced legal research module which helps students develop the skills need when completing the legal research essay assessment piece for the unit.
Using Echo360 Live Streaming to Engage Cloud Students
Dr. Phillip Dare, Assoc. Lecturer Property & Real Estate, has been trialling the use of Echo360 Live Streaming to transform the classroom experience by enhancing engagement through blending on-campus and off-students’ learning in real-time.
Role Models, Dreams & Hard Work
Congratulations Michael Volkov, Lecturer, School of Management & Marketing on your recent Office of Learning & Teaching Citation 2013. Michael has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to student learning for ‘creative inclusive student-centred engaging learning environments shaped by teaching scholarship that inspires students to develop real world employability skills in marketing’.
CloudDeakin – Online Matrix
Structuring learning for students is an important role for teachers, and evidence tells us that students value structure. Dr. John Lamp, Senior Lecturer, School of Information & Business Analytics has created an online matrix in CloudDeakin which enables students to quickly: access video lectures arranged into thought concepts; navigate across the criteria to see a complete lecture and/or relevant sections of a lecture; navigate directly to a specific concept.
Engaging Cloud Students
In MIS171 Business Analytics, Dr Dilal Saundage and the unit team are making use of Lync in two ways to interact with offcampus students. The first is a weekly 1-hour Lync meeting with all offcampus students enrolled in the unit. The second use of Lync in MIS171 is to provide one-on-one consultation with off campus students.