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PhD Stage 1 Seminar: Yuveena Gopalan – Professional Learning Analytics for Researchers: theory, practice and human-centred design

Thesis Title: Professional Learning Analytics for Researchers: theory, practice and human-centred design PhD candidate: Yuveena Gopalan Abstract Building a successful and sustained career in academia, like most professions, requires a complex mix of formal and informal professional learning. However, institutional support for academic development tends to focus on teaching and learning, and on the training of PhD students, with very little understanding of the needs of Early...
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PhD Stage 3 Seminar: Sophie Abel – Towards Automated Feedback on Students’ Research Writing: Theory, Design and Evaluation

Thesis Title: Towards Automated Feedback on Students’ Research Writing: Theory, Design and Evaluation PhD candidate: Sophie Abel Abstract Please note that this is an open Stage 3 PhD seminar, in which the candidate will summarise her research, prior to a viva with reviewers. Your support and constructive feedback are most welcome!  Effective research writing skills are essential for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. Research funding restructures and new university policy d...
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Using Analytics to Personalise Feedback at Scale: help us choose the best tool | 8 February

Personalised message and feedback platforms have existed in UTS for a few years now – examples of these are OnTask and Canvas messaging. At the same time, a wide range of similar tools have become mature, making them viable candidates for facilitating academics to tailor communications and feedback. These tools offer solutions to support students’ learning at scale, and help them foster a sense of belonging at UTS. However, as with all socio-technical tools, we need input from key stakeholders s...
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Prof. David Boud joins the Researcher Professional Learning Analytics PhD project

UTS Emeritus Prof. David Boud, the internationally leading researcher on learning in higher education, has joined the Researcher Professional Learning Analytics project as PhD co-supervisor to Yuveena Gopalan David Boud is Emeritus Professor at UTS. He has been involved in research and teaching development in adult, higher and professional education for over 40 years and has contributed extensively to the literature. He is one of the highest cited researchers in the world in the field of higher...
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CIC@LAK22: thought leadership and hard evidence

CIC provides UTS with both thought leadership and hard evidence about Learning Analytics. So it’s no surprise that the team will present multiple times at the premier international forum next month... Universities risk implementing data/analytics strategies that make little impact on real practice, if they don’t work closely with the academics, tutors and students who are expected to use those new tools. This human-centred design approach is one of CIC’s hallmarks, so running through our work...
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Learning Analytics to expand high school pathways into UTS

We need new ways to describe students’ readiness for university. Joining an exciting initiative led by the UTS Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion, CIC has helped hundreds of high school students from some of the toughest economic areas in Sydney, who are now about to start at UTS. The U@Uni Academy is a pioneering initiative led by the UTS Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion, to expand the pathways into a UTS education. U@Uni Academy is an alternate, non-ATAR entry pathway to stu...
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Work Integrated Learning and External Partnerships: Let’s go “WILD”! | 7 October

Hot Topic Theme: Work Integrated Learning and External Partnerships Are you looking for a resource to help your students reflect, plan and improve upon their work experience during their WIL experience? Are you interested in measuring the success of your WIL programme? This webinar presents a purpose-driven, self-reflective tool to self-assess professional practice capabilities while measuring individual and group changes over the course of a WIL programme. WILD Learning from the UK has partnere...
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24/7 Instant Feedback on Writing: integrating AcaWriter into your teaching | 19 August

What difference could instant feedback on draft writing make to your students? Over the last 5 years the Connected Intelligence Centre has been developing and piloting an automated feedback tool for academic writing (AcaWriter), working closely with academics across several faculties. The research portal documents how educators and students engage with this kind of AI, and what we’ve learnt about integrating it into teaching and assessment. In May, AcaWriter was launched to all students along wi...
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24/7 Instant Feedback on Writing: integrating AcaWriter into your teaching | 17 June

What difference could instant feedback on draft writing make to your students? Over the last 5 years the Connected Intelligence Centre has been developing and piloting an automated feedback tool for academic writing (AcaWriter), working closely with academics across several faculties. The research portal documents how educators and students engage with this kind of AI, and what we’ve learnt about integrating it into teaching and assessment. In May, AcaWriter was launched to all students along wi...
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24/7 Instant Feedback on Writing: integrating AcaWriter into your teaching | 15 July

What difference could instant feedback on draft writing make to your students? Over the last 5 years the Connected Intelligence Centre has been developing and piloting an automated feedback tool for academic writing (AcaWriter), working closely with academics across several faculties. The research portal documents how educators and students engage with this kind of AI, and what we’ve learnt about integrating it into teaching and assessment. In May, AcaWriter was launched to all students along wi...
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