The theme for this year’s Teaching Forum was ‘Think BIG.. start small.’
Innovative teaching is sometimes too big a problem to tackle easily so the focus of this year’s symposium was on adopting small changes to teaching practice designed to have a big impact on learning outcomes for students. Speakers shared small changes to their teaching which had created a noticeable impact. These included re-energising students mid-lecture with learning session activities, introducing pre-lecture Canvas quizzes to courses and support for managing successful video assignments. The event was well attended by University staff both from within and outside of the Business School.
Our Twitter feed during the event was buzzing with comments and praise for the speakers and the ideas generated during the Forum provided some excellent take-away ideas for the audience to implement in their own courses.
See below for links to each of the presentations filmed at the event and feel free to follow us on Twitter: @ILTLearning
- Welcome – Professor Jayne Godfrey, Dean of the University of Auckland Business School
- Thinking BIG … Starting small – Dr Tessa Owens
- The end of the vanity event: Using innovative and interactive events to enhance student learning – Dr Rhiannon LLoyd
- Avoiding the yawn: Re-energising the class with learning session activities – Annette Lazonby
- Pre-lecture Canvas quizzes to improve student engagement and lecture attendance – Dr Tanya Evans
- Providing a road-map to learning destinations – Nadia Dabee and Dr Nabeel Albashiry
- Little things to liven up a law lecture – Rob Batty
- Everybody loves video! Introducing a Canvas guide to successful video assignments – Lyn Collie and Andrew Eberhard