The human side of academic integrity in today’s education landscape
Uplifting the quality capability of academic staff in a university requires deep dives into the multifaceted issues that scaffold the adoption of robust academic standards and practices. However, never has the importance of being sympathetic to the very human problems underlying many complex aspects of education been more prevalent than in and post a pandemic environment.
Not business as usual: experimenting with teaching business
During COVID-19 lockdowns, Program Coordinator Laura Yeomans used the move to online teaching as a chance to reconsider how to teach remedial massage students about small business operations. By creating an online resource book, using SharePoint to add a real-life business element and incorporating a pseudo student into the mix, Laura was able to increase student engagement, collaboration and learning.
Learning to be uncomfortable with youth work
Ensuring that students feel psychologically safe is often talked about in the context of fostering learning by allowing students space to be themselves, experiment, make mistakes and get back up again. In the world of youth work, the aim is to make sure that the students feel uncomfortable.
Replicating equitable learning experiences in printmaking
Vocational education teacher and print-based artist, Deborah Williams is committed to making the classroom experience accessible and equitable. While she is proactive about equitable learning plans she also find ways to make her course inherently accessible and cater to her students’ natural strengths.
Student engagement and online teaching go hand in hand for Innovation Award winner
Associate Lecturer and Program Manager (Online Programs and Courses) Bill Au was the recent recipient of the Award for Teaching Innovation in RMIT Vietnam. Having been experimenting with online-based teaching since 2009, he was well equipped to guide fellow educators in developing online teaching content during COVID-19.
Realising sense of place a world away at the Huaniao Island Public Art Festival
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting border restrictions and the typhoon season, students from the School of Art proved their resilience, tenacity and talent and contributed to an art festival a world away on a tiny island off the coast of China.
The Story of Emble
On 12 July, RMIT launched a new tool called Emble in Canvas.
Revving up students’ enthusiasm for sustainability with the BMW competition
RMIT Marketing Lecturer Dr Marian Makkar teamed up with car manufacturer BMW Group Australia to run the 2021 #YourMelbourne competition.
If it is not available online, does it exist? The importance of digitising Vietnamese art.
Our educators in Vietnam contribute to the digitisation of art and culture in Vietnam to encourage students to work with their own heritage.
A design-thinking problem needs a design-thinking solution
Senior Lecturer for Marketing Business Design Project, Dr Janneke Blijlevens, used a design thinking, problem-first approach to solve the problem of how to incorporate design thinking into her marketing course.