Join us for the next Ako Anamata: EdTalk on 13 July

Te Ako Anamata | Future Learning and Development is excited to invite UC staff to the next instalment of our monthly Ako Anamata: EdTalks, which will be given by Dr Rosie Cameron from the College of Engineering.

Date: Tuesday 13 July
Venue: University of Canterbury Club (Ilam Homestead)
Time: 4pm – 6pm

The session includes:

  • 4.00pm: Welcome and introduction– Dr Brad Hurren, Kaiwhakawhanake Akoranga | Academic Developer
  • 4.05pm: An update from the Vice-Chancellor – Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellor
  • 4.20pm: Key presentation – Adaptive Learning Technologies in MATH101 – Dr Rosie Cameron, Pūkenga | Lecturer
  • 4.55pm: Close, followed by networking with colleagues

Key Presentation – Adaptive Learning Technologies in MATH101

Over recent years, the cohort of students in MATH101 has included many students who lack the foundational mathematics skills that they need to succeed in the course. Many students also have low mathematics self-efficacy and are apprehensive about studying mathematics.

The initial stage of the project will be to explore different tools and teaching methods that have potential application to a redesigned MATH101. One such tool is adaptive learning which provides students with targeted remediation and automated support. This provides them with the opportunity to master initial, prerequisite content and then build on these acquired skills as they encounter content that is more complex. It also gives students experience of success in mathematics learning which will hopefully improve their self-efficacy and confidence.

DLTP monthly talks
Our DLTP (Distributed Leadership in Teaching Programme) Scholars have been successful in applying for the opportunity to secure both time and funding to explore their interests in teaching and learning. More information on the DLTP can be found here.

These monthly talks provide an exciting opportunity for DLTP scholars to showcase their work, as well as to give you a brief update on what’s happening in the wider teaching and learning areas at UC. The Ako Anamata: EdTalk is also time for colleagues and friends to get together and network in an informal setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact Dr Brad Hurren.

Ako Anamata: EdTalk

We are excited to announce that the first Ako Anamata: EdTalk will be given by Associate Professors Cheryl Brown and Sara Tolbert, who are two of our 2021 DLTP Scholars.

Principles and Praxis for Pedagogies of Care in a Postdigital University

Date: Tuesday 15 June
Venue: University of Canterbury Club (Ilam Homestead)
Time:  4pm – 6pm (talk will begin at 4.15pm)

 In addition to this talk from Cheryl and Sara, we will also hear updates and insights from Prof Catherine Moran (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic) regarding the exciting work being done in the DVCA office.

Echo360 Pop-up Resource Center for Instructors

In Echo360, you are now presented with a new pop-up resource designed to help get you oriented with the Echo360 platform.  When you are in your library, you will see a question mark icon.  If you click on this your will see 4 options.:

  • Announcements – What’s New in Echo360
  • Webinars – Current and Past Echo360 Webinars
  • Walkthroughs – A step by Step Guide to Echo360s most common features
  • Documentation – Search for Help Articles








If you have any questions about this please contact the Learning Design & Technology Team or log an Assyst request.