Academic’s use of ‘flipped learning’ earns award

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Dr Terry Lucke with Civil Engineering students in USC’s Engineering facility.

An engineering academic who has urged his students to use their smart phones before, during and after class will be among 12 dedicated University of the Sunshine Coast staff to receive USC’s 2014 Advance Awards tomorrow (Thursday 4 December).

The university presents these awards annually to recognise those who have contributed to advancing quality teaching, the student experience, or blended learning (the fusion of educational technologies and teaching in physical and virtual environments) at USC.

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Dr Terry Lucke will be awarded for his adoption of a ‘flipped learning model’ that encourages students to use smart technology to enhance the learning process.

“This means students never enter a lecture theatre cold,” Dr Lucke said. “They are encouraged to participate in the learning experience via mobile phones, the internet and through viewing online streaming before, during and after lectures.

“My students have thrived under the use of this model and, as a result, their learning, interaction and overall engagement with the topics taught have improved dramatically over time.”

USC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann said the awards had attracted numerous nominations from students and staff reporting the exceptional work of their teachers, professional staff and colleagues.

“The USC Advance Awards are designed to recognise the wide breadth of contributions that all members of USC staff make towards delivering a high-quality USC experience,” Professor Lohmann said.

“The volume of submissions and the calibre of the 2014 winning recipients reflect the impressive diversity of innovative, inspiring and supportive learning and teaching staff we have on campus.”

The 2014 Advance Awards will go to: Dr Terry Lucke and Dr Michele Verdonck for advancing the blended learning environment; Dr Kieran Broome, Dr Marcus Bussey, Michelle Joubert, Dr Geoff Lovell and Dr Ton Stewart for advancing quality teaching; and Dr Paul Williams, Scott Dukeson, Dr Joanne Loth, Angeline Medland and Tahnee Leman (on behalf of the Student Administration Client Service Team) for advancing the student experience.

Encouragement awards will go to Kelly Chambers and Marguerite Westacott for advancing the blended learning environment and to Suzy O’Brien and Kristine Cox for advancing the student experience.

The event will be combined with another annual USC ceremony to celebrate staff who have received citations from the Commonwealth Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) for their outstanding contributions to student learning.

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