February 2012 Blog Posts (10)

One-quarter of work devices are smartphones and tablets, Forrester finds

All workers are shifting to using smartphones and tablets. Are you preparing your students to work in an increasingly mobile workplace?



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Added by Diana Ayling on February 29, 2012 at 10:34 — No Comments

Would you like good data to support curriculum renewal?

We have developed a great tool to gather data from staff, students and stakeholders to support curriculum development.  You can find out more here....Sss survey…



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Added by Diana Ayling on February 28, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Would you like good data to support curriculum renewal?

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 28, 2012 at 11:32 — No Comments

From Australia

Higher Education Update

Published bi-annually, the ACER Higher Education Update provides an overview of our contributions to higher education research and development.

ACER Higher Education Update 9 – February 2012

In this issue:

Planning growth

  • Growth targets and student numbers
  • University retention and completion rates have improved
  • Future academics need…
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Added by Diana Ayling on February 27, 2012 at 9:16 — No Comments

Guidelines for maximising student use of Independent Learning Centres

We are very pleased to share with you this recent publication from on our own staff, Moira Hobbs, who is based at the Albany Campus.

This report presents a range of practices currently being utilised to support learners in Independent Learning Centres (ILCs) across New Zealand. It focuses largely on centres that support ESOL learners.

In this report Kerstin Dofs (CPIT) and Moira Hobbs (UNITEC) present a range of practices currently…

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 18, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Huakina mai: Doorways toward culturally responsive education

This guide shows how one summer course illuminates the relationships that exist between diversity, equity, engagement and educational success.

Tertiary teachers need to be well-informed, intellectually adroit, and knowledgeable in the areas of their discipline. They also need to keep abreast with the shifting dynamics of diversity, and be cognisant of any personal biases that may potentially inhibit the teaching and learning that transpires in their classrooms. This paper…

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 16, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

The 10 Most Employable Majors

Saturday, February 4, 2012

So you've made it to graduation day and you're about to cross the stage proudly as your parents take far too many flash photos and cry tears of joy. With any luck and a few all-nighters, you've met your goals and are ready to join the working world, but based on your major, how likely are you to land a job once you graduate college?…

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 14, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Do you supervise students writing a thesis?

You may find this best practice report interesting.http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/best-practice-supervisor-feedback 

The study used a multi-method approach. Data were collected from open-ended questionnaires (with separate questionnaires for supervisors and students), follow-up one-to-one interviews with a sub-set of questionnaire respondents, and samples of written feedback provided by…

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 14, 2012 at 8:31 — No Comments

The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

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Added by Diana Ayling on February 13, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Engaging Pacifica Learners

In November Diana and I present the workshop, "Engaging Pacifica Learners" at the second annual Unitec Pacifica…

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Added by Edward Flagg on February 13, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

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