In 2022, RMIT is implementing an updated set of Learning & Teaching principles that focus on Blended Learning. To support staff through the transition and implementation of the new L&T principles, the DSC L&T team have collated some useful resources that relate to these updates. Read more below about what is changing at RMIT and what support is available for you.
How and why to 'Chunk' lecture content
How to record lecture videos
The future of lectures
Problem: No More Timetabled Lectures
I had planned lectures across the semester – now I can’t have timetabled face-to-face lectures, what choices do I have? What should I be doing? Who can help me? I don’t have much time!
Why is this a problem?
- RMIT is not allowing timetabled face-to-face lectures anymore.
- RMIT has made this decision as research into pedagogy and student learning provides evidence that traditional didactic lectures are passive in nature.
- Instead students should be coming together synchronously for more engaging, active and meaningful learning experiences such as tutorials, lectorials, studios and workshops.
Join the ‘L&T Principles for teaching in 2022’ Sharepoint site to learn more about these changes.
What Should I Do Now?
Lectures can now be delivered online as part of the asynchronous content and activities in Canvas. This allows students to access the lecture content at anytime and at their own pace. It is recommended to convert your traditional lectures to short chunked videos.
Learn how to 'Chunk' your lectures
Read the ‘Chunking your lectures; redesigning your old lecture slides for online learning‘ blog post from the STEM college.
How do I record a lecture video?
How do I record lecture videos using Canvas Studio?
Canvas Studio is a recommended video creation tool that is easy and ready to go in Canvas. Find out from the DSC L&T team how quick and simple it is to create a lecture video in the introductory video below.
Download this quick guide PDF to find out how to record and edit your videos in Canvas Studio: Recording and editing in Canvas Studio
Watch this much more detailed webinar about how to use Canvas Studio if you are looking to find out more features that are available. The video covers everything you need to know, including uploading, recording, editing and embedding your videos (approx 60mins): Canvas Studio: Exploring the Possibilities
Other interesting resources about lectures
Lunchtime Bytes – The future of Lectures (webinar recording)
Filmed in October 2021, this Lunchtime Bytes session looks at how lectures have and will continue to evolve during and post COVID. Guest presented by Associate Professor Andrew Butt, Associate Professor Tayyab Maqsood, and Dr Rucelle Hughes.
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Unbundling a lecture (article)
University of Melbourne. 2020
Record lectures that make an impact with chunking (article)
Miami University. (2020).