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ANU student leaders to facilitate discussion on student experience with TEL

TELFest is very excited to host a panel exploring students’ experience with technology at ANU. This panel is jointly presented by the ANU Students’ Association (ANUSA) and the ANU Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA).

Good Vibes: A Panel on Student Experience

What do students think about the use of technology for learning at ANU?


Eleanor Kay – Session Chair and President of ANUSA
Tess Masters – Vice President, ANUSA
Evie Sharman – College of Asia Pacific Representative, ANUSA
Makayla-May Brinckley – 2017 Indigenous Officer, ANUSA
ZoĂ« Tulip – PARSA Education Officer

To improve and inform teaching practices and the use of technology at the University, it is necessary to include student voices. This student panel will focus on sharing inspiring stories that highlight how technology in the context of learning and teaching at the University has impacted student experience. It will also seek to clarify assumptions about TEL (e.g. Exactly how much do lecture recordings affect attendance?) and discuss the challenges students face in using apps, external tools and ANU specific platforms such as Wattle or Echo360. The aim of this panel is to share diverse experiences and initiate a dialogue between students and the teaching community about where the University is at and where it needs to go to improve students’ learning experience – touching on topics ranging from learning spaces, innovative teaching practices to small group teaching.

ANU Students’ Association (ANUSA)

The ANU Students’ Association (ANUSA) is the peak representative body for all undergraduate students and ANU College students at ANU. We are responsible for advocating and furthering the interests of our members to the University, and our work is centred around three pillars: student welfare, community building, and advocacy. ANUSA represents undergraduate students in all levels of university life, including representation on a diverse range of university committees across the colleges and in central university decision making.

ANU Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA)

The Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA) is the democratically elected representative body for postgraduate students at ANU. PARSA’s membership is comprised of approximately 11,000 postgraduate students. PARSA exists to ensure the interests of postgraduates at ANU, namely through representing postgraduate students rights and welfare.

The TELFest team is looking forward to hearing directly from students in this session, and are grateful to PARSA and ANUSA for their support. To join us, register now – it’s free for all ANU staff, and spots are running out!

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