#EDUC90970 Reflections on online learning

A fast transition from face-to-face to online delivery driven by COVID-19 has catalysed an increased interest in how to effectively teach online. Luckily for me, this year I had enrolled in the Graduate Certificate for University Teaching, which has a subject dedicated to Facilitating Online Learning #EDUC90970. At the beginning of this course, I hadContinue reading “#EDUC90970 Reflections on online learning”

#EDUC90970 Creating a blended Ecology undergraduate subject

In the latest assignment task for Facilitating Online Learning within the Graduate Certificate of University teaching we are re-designing our courses to be delivered either fully online, or using a blended approach. During this course I have been particularly interested in the Pedagogy-Andragogy-Heutagogy continuum, and the potential advantages that a heutagogical approach has in promotingContinue reading “#EDUC90970 Creating a blended Ecology undergraduate subject”

#EDUC90970 How to use heutagogy in higher education?

Last week, I presented to my colleagues in #EDUC90970 on the Pedagogy-Andragogy-Heutagogy continuum (the image links to the presentation). In a poll of the class, 50% said that they used pedagogy in their teaching, and an equal 25% andragogy and heutagogy (12 responses total). Overwhelmingly, the barrier to heutagogy was thought to be student willingnessContinue reading “#EDUC90970 How to use heutagogy in higher education?”

#EDUC90970 A design-based framework to enhance marine eco-literacy

My research is aimed at finding solutions to challenges in coastal management. However, I had not thought to apply a similar solutions-based approach to educational design. “Design-based research” is a cyclic or adaptive approach to the development of a solution in response to an identified problem in education (Figure 1). Education outside of the classroom,Continue reading “#EDUC90970 A design-based framework to enhance marine eco-literacy”

#EDUC90970 Developing a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching

COVID 19 forced a quick transition from face-to-face to online teaching. This quick transition left little room to drastically redesign content for online delivery. However, it may have catalysed an increased interested in online teaching and its optimisation. For application to my own teaching, I have made this a key theme in my learning throughContinue reading “#EDUC90970 Developing a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching”

#EDUC90970 Introducing myself to colleagues

I have enrolled in the Graduate Certificate for University Teaching to start my lectureship within the School of BioSciences, officially starting in 2021. This blog post is to introduce myself to my #EDUC90970 colleagues in the Facilitating Online Learning subject. I am looking forward to learning new skills for effective online learning.