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Welcome to the new Scientific Communication Skills online resource - scribbling and babbling with the best!


Edwards, A and Osborn, J and Rush, P and Porteous, M and Sheldon, B and Wood, D and Dermoudy, J and Siddiqui, N and Oxley, L, Welcome to the new Scientific Communication Skills online resource - scribbling and babbling with the best!, Teaching Matters 2016: Transforming Practice Through Innovation and Partnerships, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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The UTAS priorities for online/distance/flexible delivery identify the importance of available and engaging self-paced resources tailored to UTAS students and available to all (including distance) students: resources to scaffold student learning of communication skills are clearly central to this intention

Teaching and learning of communication skills requires explicit modelling and instruction, using resources that are educationally sound and that are responsive both to our studentsí varied backgrounds and developmental needs as well as to the time and capacity constraints of teaching staff.

In consultation with staff across the university, and guided by the University of Tasmania Blended Learning Model, this project replaces an outdated oral presentation guide (Babble) with a rich, multimedia resource, and updates an already successful online scientific writing resource (Scribble) to ensure it continues to meet student needs.

The Scientific Communication Skills online resource provides modules to which students can be directed for independent, self-paced learning, or which staff can actively embed into units for constructive and interactive use during face to face learning opportunities. The new communication skills site include interactive activities, guidelines, suggestions and worked examples for students, and resources to assist staff in teaching and assessing communication skills, whether they are embedded in a teaching program, or used as self-paced, independent learning opportunities.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:communication skills, self-paced, independent, embedded, resource
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Edwards, A (Dr Ashley Edwards)
UTAS Author:Osborn, J (Dr Jon Osborn)
UTAS Author:Rush, P (Dr Penelope Rush)
UTAS Author:Porteous, M (Ms Morag Porteous)
UTAS Author:Sheldon, B (Dr Brooke Sheldon)
UTAS Author:Wood, D (Dr David Wood)
UTAS Author:Dermoudy, J (Dr Julian Dermoudy)
UTAS Author:Siddiqui, N (Dr Nazlee Siddiqui)
UTAS Author:Oxley, L (Mrs Louise Oxley)
ID Code:113145
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2016-12-14
Last Modified:2018-08-24
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