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.
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.
A GitHub repository has been created for "Woe to Go", the modelling to VR pipeline demonstration by the University of Sydney's Techlab
At our recent Innovation Week event on Aug 1, one highlight was Techlab's Woe to Go, how to go from nothing to an immersive VR experience in under 30 minutes.
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.
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: