Support for Blended Learning

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The Faculty of Medicine is implementing blended learning at a programmatic level in the Faculty’s campus-based undergraduate programs and enhancing the quality of online learning in its postgraduate coursework programs. 

As part of this initiative, a media room, located in the AGSM building in room 237, is available to faculty to create engaging online activities, materials and video-lectures for students. On request one-on-one consultations are available to faculty members to help build skills and knowledge to enhance their online and in-class lectures and activities.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Media Room Orientation

Media Room

To be able to use these facilities, we request that you first attend an orientation session. This will provide you with:

  1. An overview of the different equipment and software available to you
  2. Safety procedures for handling the video equipment
  3. Room booking instructions
  4. Video recording options
  5. Voice recording guidelines
  6. Basic light set ups

If you would like an orientation to the media room, these are offered by request. Please email Tom Kerr or Robert Parker to book an orientation session.

 

Other workshops

Other workshops are available on request. If you require assistance in making a video or other presentations please contact Tom Kerr or Robert Parker


Online Training Modules

In addition to the face-to-face workshops, there are two online modules available in the Medicine Blended Learning Moodle site to help you get started with your projects and learn basic storyboarding techniques to prepare your online activities. 

Getting Started: Blended Learning 101 

Self Enrol Here

Storyboarding Basics

Self Enrol Here
Smart Sparrow Online Training Access Here

 

Resources & Support

UNSW Medicine Blended Learning Network Moodle Site

Sign up for the Blended Learning Moodle site to get news, information and resources to support you in developing blended learning materials.

  • Enter this enrolment key for student access: MedBLN

 

mediaUcreate Moodle Site

How do you make an educational video that adds value to someone's learning experience? Would you like to know the answer to this question? Yes? So would I.

This learning space has been created to tackle this question through the sharing and reviewing of video projects. Like all things, practice makes perfect and in order to create a collegial, collaborative space we will need to allocate some time to create our educational resources.

Firstly, you will need to choose the topics and activities that align with your learning objectives and fit this into your work/life schedule. Every month you will have the opportunity to join me in a video conferencing session through Google + as a way to connect virtually.

I hope this space offers both experts and novices new insights into creating educational media resources that facilitate learning.

 

UNSW Medicine Teaching Technology Toolkit

Are you unsure about what technology to use? Or would you like to see examples of what other UNSW Medicine academics have developed for their online activities. Please visit this website to learn more about some of the different technologies available in Medicine. Also, you can take a short questionnaire to help you decide what technology best fits your needs. 

Website link:  http://teachingtools.med.unsw.edu.au

Engaging Students in Learning, Explaining and Communicating Science with Student-created Digital Media

Want to have your students create media projects and assignments? To learn more about how to do it, visit the Digi Explanations website: http://www.digiexplanations.com/


TELT Workshops Available

In addition, the Learning and Teaching unit provide a series of TELT Training Workshops for staff for which you may register. More information available here:  https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/telt-workshops