As part of our celebrations for our fifth birthday, we have re-launched our podcast channel, Educate Futures.
Educate Futures explores innovations in learning and teaching, with a focus on how to use them in your practice. Join Rob Jack as he interviews educators and experts to uncover practical ways to enhance your teaching. Each episode is designed to share best practices and give you practical ways to improve your students’ experience.
We are kicking off our first 6-part series of Educate Futures, Enhancing Digital Learning, with Neuroscientist and Author, Dr Jared Cooney Horvath. In this series, we explore what neuroscience can tell us about good teaching practices in online education. Whether you are preparing content for your virtual learning environment or delivering online webinars, this series will give you practical advice you can carry out in your teaching.
New episodes will be released fortnightly. To stay up to date, subscribe if your listening platform allows, follow Educate Futures on Twitter at @educatefutures and Instagram via @educatefuturespodcast.
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More of our thinking
In 2020, we interviewed UK students to find out their perspectives on the changes to their educational offerings in response to COVID-19 and discuss what institutions need to do to going forward. From listening to these students and reflecting on their views, we have put together some key takeaways and suggestions universities should take on board as they start to prepare for Semester 2.
Our Digital Director Michael Frantzis discusses a past project of his, redesigning University College London’s homepage with Independent Design Director, Will Kruger and UX Consultant Marcos Villasenor. The project involved extensive user testing to iteratively improve the page design and refine content. The result was a beautiful, user-friendly landing homepage that saw some impressive results.
With the rise of online learning, the demand for expert online facilitators has become significant. Curio Academy understands what it takes to be an expert in online facilitation and encourages aspiring and experienced online facilitators to refine their skills to stay current within the innovating education sector.
Use this template board to place content decisions in the context of an over-arching service design, informed by the desired business outcomes that drive content creation and the people, resources and technology available to support.
Educate Futures, the podcast where Curio explores innovations in learning and teaching.
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The post-pandemic economic and humanitarian recovery gives all stakeholders a unique moment to reshape the VET sector and strengthen VET’s potential to ensure Australian businesses of all shapes and sizes have the skills they need to support their growth.
Learning Experience Lead, Tom Whitford, reminds us why student evaluation survey results shouldn’t be taken at face value. This article highlights key variables which can distort student feedback findings and results, one being supplying sweet treats during the survey! Have a read to find out more.
After the events of 2020 and 2021, there is newfound respect, admiration and awareness of the work done by educators. Teachers have been the backbone of higher education institutions for many years, but they have found a new relevance in supporting students through the post-pandemic landscape.
Don’t fall for a mismatch in learning and development resources allocated to leadership and corporate functions. Involve all departments in change management at the outset to plan effective learning and development initiatives with a thorough understanding of capability and skills gaps, alongside business priorities.
CEO, David Bowser’s reflections of what we have learnt over the past 5 years.