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Discussion topic: Tablets in the Classroom

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Technology in the classroom is a contentious subject. Talk to some teachers and they will point you to evidence suggesting there is no learning that can come from technology. Others live and breathe technology and cannot live without it. As far as the hardware goes, there are 1:1 programs, BYOD device programs and a host of alternative ways of delivering curriculum through Technology.

Making (online) group-work work

Presentation at ACER 2018 Research Conference, Sydney, 13 August 2018

Even though group work for learning is a well-established and extensively researched pedagogy, teachers find it still challenging to engage students in productive collaborative learning that extends over time (e.g. weeks – in the context of project-based learning) and is computer-mediated in addition to being classroom-based. I introduce three practices that have been shown to foster collaborative knowledge production and learning: first, group scripts; second, knowledge building and knowledge awareness; and third, group facilitation.

Opinions: Tablets in the Classroom

We asked people from a range of backgrounds, including students, teachers, and technologists in industry about their thoughts and experiences on working with tablet devices the classroom.

Opinions were diverse. While some believe that mobile devices should be left out of the classroom as they are distracting for students, others believe that teachers require a more open mind when it comes to technology in the classroom.

CRLI Innovative Technologies: Showcase and Demo

Interested in getting hands-on with augmented and virtual reality? Want to explore the use of the Immersive Learning Lab or learn how to go from nothing to an immersive VR experience in under 30 minutes? Here's your chance to hear from how the different researchers at the University are approaching eXtended Reality (XR) curriculum and pedagogies, and explore the practical role of augmented and virtual reality in higher education.

We have an exiting event coming up on the 1st of August: our CRLI Innovative Technologies: Showcase and Demo.

Beeple illustration: Using VR

Unlocking the potential of interdisciplinary education: A panel discussion

What is interdisciplinarity? What is its relevance to education? We recently hosted an expert panel discussion to find out—check it out!

Expert panel discussion on 'Unlocking the potential of interdisciplinary education' from our recent SIG Day Out event: