This presentation will provide an update to an ongoing learning and teaching exploratory grant project entitled: Supporting Innovative Blended Learning – Exploring the experience of learning and teaching in a technology-enabled tiered lecture theatre. This study is formally investigating the experience of blended learning in EG18, a technology enabled tiered lecture theatre. Students and academics have participated in an evaluation of their experience of learning in this innovative space. Evaluations thus far have focused on the student experience by exploring the effectiveness of the space for learning and teaching, the utilisation of the technology and the physical affordances of the space as well as the pedagogical practices. Data has been collected using Photovoice, a participatory research method that involves placing cameras in the hands of community members (students in this case) so that they may visually represent and communicate to others their lived experience. Preliminary findings based on analysis of students’ Photovoice reflections will be shared, including some photographs of learning and teaching in EG18. This ongoing project also seeks the perspective of academic staff teaching in this space and we welcome any contributions. This snap shot will be a precursor to a workshop dedicated this project to be held later in the year.
Award: Best presentation from Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
2015 Learning & Teaching Week: Teaching Visions: Seeing Teaching in New Ways, Sunshine Coast, Australia 14-18 September 2015
2015 Learning & Teaching Week Program Book / pp.23