5 December 2012: The Learning Thermometer: A web-based tool to improve student learning outcomes

Presenter: Helen Stallman (University of Queensland, Australia)

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 1 hour, 4 minutes.

Teaching, learning, support and student wellbeing are rarely student focused or user-friendly. The Learning Thermometer is an online tool that integrates teaching, learning and support to improve student wellbeing and self-management. It allows students to reflect upon their learning, receive tailored feedback about strategies, resources, and support, and to develop individual learning plans aimed at optimising their success in the course. Teaching staff benefit by receiving group data at four points during the semester delivered in time for corrective adjustments to be made to the course. Data is collected on progress towards learning outcomes, usefulness of the learning environment and usefulness of course resources. Summary data is also available at the end of the semester covering teaching value, student satisfaction and student engagement measures.

Further information:

Multiple formats are available (the content is the same in each).

Blackboard Collaborate/Elluminate v11 archive version

This uses the classroom system itself to re-play a recording of the event. It provides a higher level of interactivity than the video versions (see below), almost as if you were attending a live event. You are also able to jump forward, back and pause the recording.

If you are having trouble accessing the classroom system please read the help page.

You Tube version (Flash video)

A screen cast of the session.

Start playing via You Tube (note: this is a single file): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biVMQhJ90z0 (You can choose to view in standard definition or high definition and in full screen mode).

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