Digital engagement: the material realities of large cohort teaching and learning online and on-campus

Chisholm Theatre, Babel Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

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Ami Doumbia

adoumbia@unimelb.edu.au

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Abstract

Digital engagement: the material realities of large cohort teaching and learning online and on-campus.

Large cohort undergraduate subjects present pedagogical challenges that are ripe for innovation both online and on-campus. They also present administrative challenges that can be leveraged as variables to help better understand attainment of learning outcomes. This talk presents the story of a turnaround in student experience built off evidence-based iterations of digital engagement strategies and learning activities in a large cohort Arts subject. It offers helpful entry points and frank discussion on internal and external limits of curriculum design for large, mixed delivery cohorts.

Biography

Dr. Luke Heemsbergen is a Teaching Specialist at the School of Social and Political Sciences and a Research Fellow at Melbourne Networked Society Institute. His research covers the digital mediation of political life (and vice versa) and has been funded through award of competitive grants prior to his PhD graduation in December 2016 (Melbourne). His pedagogy was recognised with a teaching excellence award in 2015 and in 2014 was invited to be a “Berktern” at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.