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2018 CASS/CAP Innovation in Teaching Showcase DAY TWO (Ethel Tory Centre)

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Wednesday 5th September 2018. The following presentations will be held in the Ethel Tory Centre, Baldessin Building, ANU.

11:00am – 11:30am: Associate Professor Mitchell Whitelaw and Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe - Design Fiction

This session reports on the development, delivery and outcomes of a highly conceptual design course entitled “Design Fiction: speculative and critical design”. The course involved students engaging with external experts and organisations, and wrestling with wicked design problems of environment and sustainability. Through an iterative process of research, analysis, ideation and creative production, the students produced design works that are confronting, poetic, whimsical and thought provoking.

11:30am – 12 noon: Caroline Hendy - Kriol Presentation – “Tight Budget Big Dreams”

Creating an online language course with limited resources. As part of her undergraduate studies at ANU, Caroline has been working with the Ngukurr Language Centre and ANU staff to develop an online course teaching the Australian language Kriol. She will be presenting her progress and findings from her literature review of online language pedagogy.

12 noon – 12:30pm: Jenny Homerang – Pacific Language Course Developer

Tok Pisin - This Papua New Guinean Language is to be taught online in 2019. This presentation discusses the lingua franca language of Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin – and the journey of the CAP Online Language course development teams’ work in bringing one of the most widely spoken languages of PNG to the online teaching environment.

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Dr John Debs and Dr Tim Brown - Virtual Reality

Dr John Deb’s is focussed on innovation in physics education. He convenes the first-year ANU course, “Foundations of Physics” where students are taught to “think like a physicist”. The approach is heavily interactive with students learning by doing. This approach led to him successfully lobbying for support to setup the ANU MakerSpace – a place on campus for staff and student to build/make things and learn from one another. He has been involved in innovative learning-space design, and more recently begun exploring Virtual Reality as a tool for education, developing playgrounds that allow student to explore magnetic and electric fields.

Dr Timothy Brown

From inside a plant cell to watching roots grow to 3D forests, VR/AR has the potential to radically transform education. Since 2013, Dr. Brown has been developing innovative tools for data visualization and teaching using VR. Current projects include a Virtual model of the National Arboretum and collaborations with the NCI VisLab to build tools for viewing time-series 3D point cloud and X-Ray CT data in VR.

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Dr Peter Friedlander - Teaching Hindi through comics: visual languages in language learning

Peter Friedlander is the Convenor for Hindi and Indian Studies at ANU. He has been developing comics for teaching Hindi which are now used in the ANU on campus and online Hindi program. He is interested in how teaching using visual materials gives learners new ways to learn pragmatic language use in context.

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Dr Fan Shengyu - Technology for Teaching Translation

Technology for Teaching Translation: CHIN3041/6041 Chinese-English Translation With the help of a VC Teaching Enhancement Grant in 2016, I started experimenting apps and on line tools in teaching translation. Such experiments are timely opportunities for me to reflect on my own teaching as well as for students to learn to cooperate and help each other.

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Ms. Timothea Turnbull - Teaching with Zero Classrooms

Intensive courses taught in the field present a variety of fun challenges to overcome, from designing an online learning space to thinking creatively about assessments to be done onthe-go. Based on this year’s IARU intensive course on Australian foreign policy, this presentation will outline six design principles to help build an enriching virtual learning environment. Spoiler alert: this presentation will feature photos and funny anecdotes.

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Dr Sarah Milne - Innovative uses of technologies in teaching and assessment

This presentation reflects on early experiences with a range of tools such as Wikis and Podcasts in course assessment work.

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Dr Duncan Wright and Joelle Le - Game Simulation in Archaeology

The Volga Exploration project is a collaboration between an academic and the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Student Education Office (SEO). The Project aims at enhancing the student experience through an online interactive short course inspired from real life archaeological expeditions. Students take on the roles of freelance archaeologists and learn to collaborate in groups to make excavations, request for analysis of the artefacts they uncover and compile information into mini research papers. The whole experience relies on the positive participation of the students.


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