On 23/03/18 07:02, Michael Beccaria wrote:
> ○All faculty will add their syllabus to the LMS
The Australian National University took the approach of loading the
course details from the niversity handbook into the LMS, creating an
entry for each course. This stub could then be edited and added to by
the course convener. Some just added a link to wherever on the
institution web page the course materials already were, but others
started using the LMS more actively as a result.
> ○All faculty will add their assignments to the LMS ...
> ○All faculty will provide grades for assignments using the LMS
I suggest offering course conveners training and support which
emphasizes making their job easier by using the LMS. This should include
support and training in teaching techniques and how to implement
themusing the LMS. As an example, using a rubric can reduce workload,
but academics with no experience of rubrics will be skeptical. Just
showing them how to implement a rubric in the LMS is not enough, if they
don't know what a rubric is or how it can make their job easier.
> ... use granular grade data in our early alert ...
I find using the LMS for grading very useful. Using small frequent
quizzes and peer assessed small items of work allows me to quickly see
which students need help.
However, it is difficult to convince academics who don't have experience
in having used an LMS as a student. So I suggest running staff through
an online course, to show them.
> Do any of you know of pedagogical research or case studies that either
> support or deny this approach?
My tutor's guide, from my ICT Sustainability course:
A published paper on the creation of the course:
Worthington, T., "A Green computing professional education course
online: Designing and delivering a course in ICT sustainability using
Internet and eBooks," Computer Science & Education (ICCSE), 2012 7th
International Conference on , vol., no., pp.263,266, 14-17 July 2012
Digital teaching in higher education:
Tom Worthington, MEd FHEA FACS CP http://www.tomw.net.au +61(0)419496150
TomW Communications Pty Ltd. PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia
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Honorary Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, Australian National
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