The Centre for Innovation in Learning (IN-Learning) comprise of a dynamic group of multi-specialists who enable future-ready teacher education through the co-creation of learner-centred, data-driven and innovative spaces and practices.
The Centre for Innovation in Learning’s 5 key focus areas support NIE in becoming an institute of distinction that leads the future of education by inspiring learning, transforming teaching and advancing research.
FA 1: Lead in research and data-driven, tech-enabled pedagogical innovations and assessments.
FA 2: Co-create digital learning solutions with partners and stakeholders.
FA 3: Co-design future-ready learning spaces for enhanced learning experiences.
FA 4: Facilitate capability development based on needs, readiness and contexts of faculty and research staff.
FA 5: Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, educational thought leaders and industry partners within NIE and beyond.
Blended Learning@NIE is a formal learning approach that uses pedagogically sound practices for a combination of face-to-face and online learning processes and outcomes with elements of learner control over space, time, pace and path.
The Centre for Innovation in Learning enables Blended Learning@NIE through
- initiatives for faculty, such as Design Clinics and sharing pedagogical approaches with the use of ed-tech tools through monthly e-newsletters and IN-Scape - a T&L online community on Yammer,
- co-creating tech-enabled pedagogical solutions with faculty to enhance blended learning.
At the Centre for Innovation in Learning, we care about engaging our faculty using an evidence-based structured approach to co-design learner-centred, engaging, transformative blended learning experiences that use technology effectively. We do this through various events, initiatives and digital tools that support blended learning. The events and initiatives for faculty include the biennial Innovations in Teaching and Learning (iTL) seminar, where we share and explore ideas for innovating in their classrooms, AI-powered Learning Experience (ALEX), which enables faculty to co-design courses with Generative AI supporting the university's Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning curriculum design framework, e-Assessment@NIE that advocates leveraging the power of AI for formative and summative assessments and i3 Studio, an intuitive video recording facility that is easy to use even for beginners. To support our learners' learning, digital solutions that complement our e-Learning ecosystem, like PALAS, which adapts to each student's needs and preferences, have been piloted.
We also share our experiences and opportunities with blended learning through various platforms, such as the multimodal Learning@NIE publications, IN-Scape Yammer Channel, e-Newsletters, and Pedagogical Showcase Videos. These platforms reach out to the NIE community and beyond.
Learning Strategies team designs and facilitates professional development for faculty with the Learning Innovations specialists and engages in collaboration with faculty to implement research-driven, pedagogically sound and innovative strategies and solutions to enhance tech-enabled teaching, learning and assessment.
Learning Innovations team explores and develops emerging technologies for teaching & learning based on environmental scans, analysis of learning data and analytics to optimise learning & learning environments and facilitate professional development for faculty in the areas of tech-enabled teaching, learning and assessment.
Learning Resource Development team leads the design and development of multimodal teaching and learning resources in partnership with faculty and the Learning Strategy & Innovations specialists.
Community Engagement & Partnerships team focuses on engaging internal and external stakeholders and forging strong partnerships, and supporting innovation endeavours through the administration of teaching and learning grants.