Presenter: Carl Sherwood (The University of Queensland)

ECON1310 is a large first year introductory statistics service course in the School of Economics. Over the last 4 years, the method of delivering lectures has gradually transformed.  Initially, two hour face-to-face lectures were presented to around 400 students twice a week.  However, in 2017, the course can now be delivered fully online with no face-to-face lectures.  By reflecting on experiences encountered during this transition, the objective of the presentation and workshop will be to highlight:

  • lessons learnt during this transition to a fully online course
  • practical strategies to enable you to transform your existing course to an online course
  • what works and pitfalls to avoid in making this transition
  • tips on students’ performances, satisfaction, and their learning experiences
  • the benefits and value on moving the course fully online from both the students’ and lecturer’s perspectives
  • issues around sustainability, value and utility in relation to quality, time and effort devoted in creating learning materials
  • the impact of tutorials and small group learning when there are no live lectures

 

About Teaching and learning seminars

Our teaching and learning seminars focus on innovations and projects that are underway in teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at UQ and other institutions.

We discuss the hot issues, and hear from people who are trying out new things.

Over the past 10 years many new ideas have been generated, collaborations made both within and across disciplines, and teaching grant proposals designed, submitted and received.

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 1pm to 1.50pm.