Catch up on some of the learning and teaching Twitter action you might have missed from the last month or so…

1. Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at Griffith is moving forward with staff from across the University joining interstate colleagues at the Griffith hosted IRU Change Academy Event, facilitated by Associate Professor Amani Bell, who is the Vice Chancellors’ Fellow at Innovative Research Universities (IRU).

2. The Griffith Innovation Challenge

This is a great one to share with your students! The Griffith Innovation Challenge is a new course that offers students the opportunity to develop ideas for a new product, service or business model that has the potential to make a real difference in the world. Open to all students and delivered across the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses, students can also win up to 10k and ongoing mentoring to help make their idea a reality.

3. Design Based Research

Many thanks to Dr Laura Turchi from the University of Houston, who shared her work on course transformation with Griffith educators last week. Some great insights and inspiration to help us move forward with the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) implementation.

4. A New Reality

It was a whole new world and #anewreality as the educational possibilities offered by Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR) and eXtended Reality (XR) were explored and experienced at the ACODE led/Griffith hosted ‘A New Reality’ symposium. Read the official ACODE wrap-up and resources from the event, as well as the LF Press takeaways to see what was shared and learned. You can also take a peek at the #anewreality hashtag on Twitter for a taste of what happened over the 2 days.

5. Bb Ultra and the VLE

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the work taking place to convert courses into the new Bb Ultra, as part of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) transformation. Find out more about Bb Ultra and the upgrade timeline on the VLE website.

6. Self-compassion in the classroom

We explored some of the concepts and research behind the practice of self-compassion at the Academic Self-Care Symposium during Celebrating Teaching 2018. Building on that theme, this article from MindShift has some strategies for bringing self-compassion into the classroom. While the article is written in the context of teaching self-compassion skills to school age students, the strategies are useful for University students and educators as well.

7. Innovative WIL

If you’re interested in finding out more about innovative Work Integrated Learning practice happening in Australian universities, then you will want to join in this webinar taking place on Friday 15 February, 2019. Register to either tune in as it happens, or to have a recording of the session emailed to you.