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Working with Academic Integrity
Starting the conversation with students about working with academic integrity in your discipline is often hard. It involves terms such as integrity, misconduct, referencing, conventions, plagiarism, academic practices, citations and evidence based learning, all considered basic concepts that successful students in any field of study need to understand. The challenge is that each community of practice has their own norms and expectations. Our interactive, six self-pace lessons Moodle module, ‘Working with Academic Integrity’, attempts to help you with starting this conversation within a course context. It can be embedded within a course and help ‘prepare’ students for a written assignment or used to ‘repair’ after the first assessment.
It has many applications. It’s been successful used in a flipped classroom Q&A context, as a resource attached to assessments, as a forum topic, as a compulsory activity and the list goes on. It is an adaptable tool that will inform and start the conversation of what is valued in your discipline and signal the importance of good academic practice to your students.
If you would like to have a look at the module the link is http://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/course/view.php?id=17924 and the Staff key is Staff437 . If you would like to embed the module in your course please contact Gwyn Jones and she will send you instructions and answer any of your questions.
2016: Another successful year for MOOCs at UNSW!
In 2016, UNSW ran 14 MOOCs from Art & Design, Built Environment, Arts & Social Sciences, Science, Medicine, Engineering, Business and UNSW Canberra. Ten of these were brand new offerings for 2016. Our 2016 courses in FutureLearn attracted over 36,000 learners. We currently have over 24,000 active learners in our Coursera on-demand offerings.
Congratulations to all the UNSW staff who were involved in the successful development and delivery of these courses, and a special thanks to the following people:
MOOC educational developers in 2016
Emma Betts (UNSW Canberra)
Sonal Bhalla (PVCE)
Mel Chavez (PVCE)
Dr. Lincoln Gomes (PVCE)
Laura Griffin House (PVCE)
Catherine Ryan (PVCE)
Deborah Scheele (UNSW Canberra)
Maria Schroder (UNSW Canberra)
Kristin Turnbull (PVCE)
John Vulic (PVCE)
MOOC educators in 2016
Dr. Ollie Brown (Art & Design)
Dr. Simon McIntyre (Art & Design)
Dr. George Khut (Art & Design)
Dr. Jeffrey Koh (Art & Design)
Assoc. Prof. Emma Robertson (Art & Design)
Assoc. Prof. Leanne Dowse (Arts & Social Sciences)
Prof. Kelley Johnson (Arts & Social Sciences)
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Kearnes (Arts & Social Sciences)
Dr. Eben Kirksey (Arts & Social Sciences)
Prof. Judy Motion (Arts & Social Sciences)
Emeritus Prof. Stephen Muecke (Arts & Social Sciences)
Dr. Paul Munro (Arts & Social Sciences)
Dr. Susanne Pratt (Arts & Social Sciences)
Adjunct Prof. Deborah Bird Rose (Arts & Social Sciences)
Dr. Louisa Smith (Arts & Social Sciences)
Dr. Karen Soldatic (Arts & Social Sciences)
MOOC educators in 2016 continued..
Assoc. Prof. Thom van Dooren (Arts & Social Sciences)
Courtenay Atwell (Business)
Dr. Martin Bliemel (Business)
Prof. Jenny Buchan (Business)
Dr. Leela Cejnar (Business)
Shaun Katz (Business)
Dr Allya Koesoema (Business)
Assoc. Prof. Linda Corkery (Built Environment)
Assoc. Prof. Oya Demirbilek (Built Environment)
Assoc. Prof. (Practice) Elizabeth Farrelly (Built Environment)
Dr. Paola Favaro (Built Environment)
Dr. Miles Park (Built Environment)
Prof. Susan Thompson (Built Environment)
Bruce Edward Watson (Built Environment)
Dr. Deane-Peter Baker (UNSW Canberra)
Dr. John Connor (UNSW Canberra)
Ian Faulconbridge (UNSW Canberra)
Assoc. Prof. Mike Ryan (UNSW Canberra)
Dr. Jos Boys (DVCE)
Dr. Negin Mirriahi (DVCE)
Assoc. Prof. Robin Ford, retired (Engineering)
Prof. Gangadhara Prusty (Engineering)
Dr. Orin Chisholm (Medicine)
Dr. Caroline Ford (Medicine)
Dr. Sheri Nixdorf (Medicine)
Rachel Williams (Medicine)
Dr. Elizabeth Angstmann (Science)
Sebastian Fricke (Science)
Dr. Daniel Mansfield (Science)
Assoc. Prof. Norman Wildberger (Science)
Prof. Joe Wolfe (Science)
UNSW team wins Gold at Reimagine Education Awards in Philadelphia
UNSW & Lionsheart Studios won the Gold Medal in the Social Sciences category at the 'Reimagine Education' Education Awards (December 2016), a worldwide event organised by Wharton School in Philadelphia recognising 'innovative education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability.'
Their project ‘UniPlay: A Platform to Reinvent Higher Education’ received the award because of the way in which it allows instructors in higher education institutions to create innovative, gamified pedagogical approaches to their subject.
Congratulations to Dr Isabella Dobrescu, Alberto Motta and the team at LionsHeart for this amazing award.
Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations also to the recent winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Australian Awards for University Teaching - Award Program now open
The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT), formerly known as the OLT Awards, has released their Award program for 2017.
The PVC Education Portfolio can support you in applying for an AAUT teaching award or grant. If you’d like assistance contact Continuing Professional Developer, Kristin Turnbull.
Submission dates for 2017
The first draft submission to PVC (E) is due by 27th February 2017.
Please submit your final application PVC (E) by 24th April (AAUT deadline 10th May 2017).
Both draft and final submissions are to be sent to email@example.com .
For further information including details of citations and how to nominate see the AAUT website.
Upcoming Event - Transforming Assessment Webinar
Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia.
When: Wednesday, 1 March | 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Presenter: Sally Brown, Independent consultant and Emerita Professor, Leeds Beckett University, UK.
Starting out with assessment can be terrifying. People often ask themselves questions like: How do I know how good this work is? There are such diverse responses how do I know which ones are the highest quality? How do I know if my marks match up to those of my fellow assessors? How much damage will I do to a student if I get their mark wrong? How much feedback should I give to students? What kinds of tone should I adopt? Is it more important to concentrate on telling the student about the things they have done wrong, or to give them advice on how to improve on the next assignment, or both? How am I going to cope with the workload? How do I set about designing a decent assignment for my module? How will I know if it is too easy or too hard? What kind of assessment methods should I use? Should I just stick to exams and MCQs or maybe try something a bit different? How risky would that be and what will happen to me if I stuff things up?
These are the kinds of questions we will address in this webinar, for those new to assessing in higher education, which will concentrate on matters including: Matching marks to criteria; Assuring standards; Ensuring inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability; Effective Assessment design; and Giving effective feedback.
The session won't provide cast-iron solutions to all these questions but will provide support and practical advice to those new in role as HE assessors.
Further information, times and register: