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Engaging students with learning technologies

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The eScholars Program (from 2010 - 2014) assisted academic staff from across the University to implement new strategies that transformed learning and teaching. This entailed designing and implementing student learning activities that increased student engagement. Be inspired in your teaching by viewing some of the past eScholar case studies at:

The eScholars Program is no longer available, please refer to the Curtin Grants Scheme.

Previous eScholar Projects

Learning Task Technology Case Study
Aaron Matthews, Rachna Aggarwal and Mattie Turnbull
Find, evaluate and share online information to improve information fluency and literacy
Niki Hynes (CGSB)
Participate in a competitive marketing simulation game to stimulate collaboration and reflection
Web based simulation game
Ross Taplin, Rosy Kerr, Alina Lee and Abhi Singh (Accounting)
Use role-play to develop skills in communication, problem-solving, ethics and reflection
Video conferencing
Liz Conroy and Sarah Jones (Nursing and Midwifery)
Perform an authentic assessment and documentation of a patient in an online program with scaffolded feedback
Articulate Storyline
Eva Dobozy (Education)
Engage in purposely designed interactive learning simulations and collaborative reflection
simSchool View
Elaine Tay (Internet Studies)
Use online tools for knowledge sharing, cooperation and collaboration.
Curation, communication and collaboration tools
Andrew Squelch (Exploration Geophysics)
Use VDIs to collaboratively access Geophysics software independent of location
Vmware VDI and SeeVogh
Natalie Lloyd, Clive Maynard, Gordon Ingram and Jeremy Blank (Engineering and Art)
Participate in a 'living laboratory' to develop engineering judgement using authentic web-enhanced data
Digital repository and online quizzes
Iain Murray, Cesar Ortega-Sanchez, Nazanin Mohammadi, Veeramani Shanmugam, Lakmal Rupasnighe (Electrical Engineering & Computing)
Engage in shared laboratory sessions facilitating multi-campus collaboration and problem-solving
Cisco Webex
Guang Xu, Phillip Stothard, Oktay Erten, Akira Otsuki, Apurna Ghosh and Carla Boehl (WASM)
Use mine simulations and visualisation models to design underground mine environments and safe management of hazards
Virtual and mixed reality tools
Learning Task Technology Research Output
Margot Brewer, Marion Kickett and Leah Irving
(Health Sciences)
Generalise Indigenous Australian content for a broad cohort of students with an embedded blog/wiki
Video, website, blog and wiki
Julie Brunner, Natalie Beard, Helen Walpole, and Kathy Lawson (Built Environment)
Design constructions and collaboratively problem-solve in a 3D space using a gaming technology
Eva Dobozy and Geraldine Lane (Education)
Experience 'intersubjectivity in action' through the exploration of different views and realities
Learning Activity Management System - de Bono LAMS thinking tools
Louis Geneste (Management)
Converge the learning experiences of internal and online students using synchronous and asynchronous collaborative learning tools.
Blackboard Collaborate, GroupMap
Sue Morris (Physiotherapy)
Promoting reflective learning and application of Evidence Based Practice .
OceanBrowser3 View
Sumedha Rajakaruna (Engineering)
Online student laboratory reports using an eLaboratory and e-marking strategy.
Labview, interactive rubrics
Eleanor Sandry (Internet Studies)
Trialling an interactive lecture system to facilitate student engagement
Forum abstract
Journal article
Rachael Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny (Education)
Developing 21st Century fluencies using a suite of web-based applications., Collaborize, Popplet and others
Vanissorn Vimonsatit, Moussa Leblouba, Tamiru Lemma (Engineering)
Developing a Building Information Model for virtual and simulated engagement in building design and construction
Bentley AECOSim, Bentley Navigator, SketchUp Pro, SpacePilot Pro
Janine Wright, Deb Kerr, Emily Jeffery, Katherine Kerr (Public Health)
Using mobile application to build skill and competency in dietary assessment.
Learning Task Technology Research Output
Peter Allen
Workshop activities that integrate the teaching of experimental research methods and statistics.
Experimental software to explore 'real' rather than hypothetical data sets
Video interview
Leslie Almberg (Applied Geology)
Record hands-on demonstrations and laboratory instruction and develop interactive activities for students
Echo360, high-resolution cameras and LCD screens
Video interview
Jonathan Hallett (Public Health)
Encourage collaboration with mind mapping and blogs
Multimedia, Web2.0 tools and mindmapping
Video interview
John Harmsen and Nigel Gribble (Occupational Therapy and Social Work)
iPad used to facilitate remote student supervision, peer support and reflection in fieldwork placements. Students will develop and record evidence in an ePortfolio.
iPads, video/audio communication apps, ePortfolio
Leah Irving and Julie Hoffman (Health Sciences)
Development of small indigenous stories to be layered into a map as an ongoing collaborative resource.
7Scenes augmented reality app and blog/journal Video interview
Kyoko Kawasaki, Yuko Asano-Cavanagh, Wai Ling Yeung, Grace Zhang, Qian Gong, Ian Chalmers (Asian Languages)
An assignment task in which students create short newscasts in either Japanese or Chinese and then comment on each other's recordings in either English or Japanese/Chinese
Video and blogs
Video interview
Sonja Kuzich and Jeannine Wishart (Education)
Collaborative mentoring to develop digital stories to exemplify and illustrate literary and social justice concepts
Digital story creation tools
Clare Lloyd (Internet Studies)
Integration of smart mobile technology into student learning activities and collaborative listing of useful apps for higher education
Smart mobile devices, apps and wiki
Nicoleta Maynard and Moses Tadé (Chemical & Petroleum Engineering)
Build on the development of VR environments by developing learning activities and integrating them in the curriculum
VR learning environments, Web 2.0 articulation and reflection tools
Katharina Wolf (Marketing)
Use Blackboard 9.1 wikis and interactive rubrics to encourage collaboration and groupwork across 5 locations.
Wiki and interactive rubrics
Video interview
Learning Task Technology Research Output
Tania Broadley and Genevieve Johnson
Eliciting high quality student questions in f2f classes using mobile devices
Hotseat social network mobile Web application
Video interview
Book chapter
Theresa Charrois (Pharmacy)
Online debate to develop critical thinking skills in clinical decision making
Debategraph mapping tool
Video interview
Book chapter
Ian van Loosen and Vaille Dawson (Science)
Examine how mathematical techniques and applications can be used to model real world problems
Online case studies and moderated discussion board
Video interview
Book chapter
Paul Costantino (Biomedical Sciences)
Identification of pathogenic bacteria through digital enhancement for reference and revision
High definition video camera and projector
Video interview
Book chapter
Ashley Aitken (Information Systems)
Collaborative lecture slide annotation and unit summaries
Cloud collaboration and annotation technologies
Video interview
Book chapter
Yu (Roger) Dong, Tony Lucey, Garry Leadbeater (Engineering)
Questioning and predicting steps in worked examples of engineering mechanics in a virtual classroom
Elluminate Live
Video interview
Book chapter
Tim Dolin and Rachel Robertson (Communication and Cultural Studies)
Student collaborative publication to a website to develop high level research, writing and editing skills
Google Sites
Video interview
Book chapter
Elizabeth Karrol (Architecture)
Virtual site visits using external experts as an ongoing resource and to develop analytical skills
Video production and analysis tools
Video interview
Marina Ciccarelli and Leah Irving (Occupational Therapy and Social Work)
Virtual classroom for preparation, summary, review and questioning
Elluminate Live
Video interview
Book chapter
Katherine Bathgate and Courtenay Harris (Public Health and Occupational Therapy)
Weekly Elluminate session to explore unit content and prepare for assessment tasks. Wiki linked within the unit explaining assignment presentation information.
Elluminate Live and wiki
Video interview
Book chapter
Learning Task Technology Research Output
Cathy Cupitt
First year student reflections incorporating multimedia in a core Humanities unit Mobile technologies, video editing software Video interview
Elizabeth Frehner, Karen Glaister, Kylie Mahony, Allan Tulloch, (Nursing and Midwifery)
Group student recording of a clinical skill and individual audio critique of the performance. Summative audio recorded critique submitted for marking
Video recording and video critiquing technologies
Video interview
Book chapter
David Stanley, Pauline Costins, Lucia Gillman, Sheralee Tamaliunas, Karen Glaister, Anna Bosco (Nursing and Midwifery)
Individual ePortfolios demonstrating student competence against external accreditation standards
Video interview
Book chapter
Paul Griffin (Architecture and Interior Architecture)
Student engagement, interaction and decision-making within branching scenarios in a wiki environment
Wiki, digital simulations
Video interview
Matthew Molineux (Occupational Therapy and Social Work)
Student articulation of understanding of key topics within a blog and scaffolded peer feedback on the blog entries
Tama Leaver (Internet Studies, MCCA)
Online student community hub utilising web 2.0 technologies for whole of course engagement
Web 2.0 technologies including Twitter
Colleen Mortimer (Business Law and Taxation)
Student digital presentations and structured student appraisal
Video recording and editing technologies
Video interview
Sheena O'Hare, Lynne Quartermaine, Audrey Cooke (Education)
Group connectivity and peer assessment using a wiki
Louise Deshon (Medical Imaging Science)
Structured discussion board activities requiring supporting evidence and citation
Discussion Forum
Anne-Marie Hilsdon, Philip Moore, Joan Wardrop (Social Sciences and Asian Languages)
Scaffold students through the process of communicating complex ideas in a variety of genres
Web 2.0 technologies
Video interview
Book chapter