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Bridget Payne

For the month of June, CIC's admin assistant, Bridget travelled to Bangalore, India to take part in a volunteering internship program with 40K Globe. 40K Globe carries out programs in rural India where Australian university students work on hands-on programs, creating entrepreneurial solutions to issues such as access to education, waste and employment for women. UTS has partnered with 40K Globe to provide grants to UTS students wishing to participate in the 40K Globe program. As part of her ...
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Ecopolicy – a simulation game for students

CIC have recently submitted a grant application for the use of a simulation game (called Ecopolicy®) in sustainability and management subjects in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB). This project is aimed at developing the pedagogical strategies and exploring the learning analytics requirements using Ecopolicy® to teach about sustainability, complexity and systems thinking as an active learning experience. It will help to develop ‘blended’ learning approaches in undergraduate ...
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CIC is a strategic innovation centre working in close partnership with faculties and business units, providing UTS with research-based data science tools and expertise. CIC expertise, coupled with our strategic internal and external relationships, build the capacity of UTS to uncover new insights through data science techniques and analytics tools.
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July 30: Paul Culmsee – Mapping for multistakeholder dialogue and intellectual capital

We are delighted to announce that Paul Culmsee from Seven Sigma will be visiting UTS on Thurs 30 and Fri 31 July, running two interactive workshops in the Business School on the Thursday, as described in the flyers below, with some scope for follow-up meetings on the Friday: Glyma: A New Innovation in Harnessing Intellectual Capital Innovating with Visual Sensemaking Tools in Complex, Transdisciplinary Problems Paul will be introducing the rationale behind the design of an open source w...
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July 27: Geof Bowker – Big Data . . . Vibrations

We are delighted to announce that Geof Bowker (University of California at Irvine) will spend 27 July at CIC, including giving this seminar which is open to all staff and students interested in thinking critically and ethically about the intersection of Data Science, Information Infrastructure and Society. CIC Seminar, Mon 27 July, 2-3.30pm, UTS Building 11, Broadway: CB11:05:101  Abstract: There is no such thing as raw data — by the time it has been suitably cooked int...
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July 17: Gardner Campbell – From the Memex to the World Wide Mind

Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University Vice-Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success) will be spending the day at CIC on Fri 17th July, with a seminar 2.30-4pm, CB08.08.002. Gardner brings an uncommon depth and breadth of thinking about the future of the university and the role of technology — check out his often provocative blog for a flavour. Following a morning in CIC, Gardner will run a seminar which calls us back to some of the founding vision of com...
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Academic Writing Analytics update

CIC has been developing AWA (Academic Writing Analytics), a rapid feedback tool for students at all levels (1st years to PhD) to help them reflect on how effectively they are using academic language in their writing. The Australian recently covered this development in a story about UTS (June 3rd). This tool currently makes use of a natural language parser in development at Xerox research labs, with whom we have a longstanding research collaboration. This will be combined with other open sourc...
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Chris Goldspink (Incept Labs): Your worldview shapes your teaching

Whether higher education or K-12, one of the greatest challenges in shifting how we teach is shifting teachers’ mindsets. Ruth Crick and I have a long-standing collaboration with Chris Goldspink at Incept Labs, Sydney. Chris brings expertise in the use of analytical tools to make visible the worldviews that practitioners hold. His findings argue that what educators do is grounded in their fundamental conceptions of knowledge, learning and teaching: in short, their epistemologies. Moreover, s...
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