Epic Challenges: Learning critical soft skills and STEM skills with C3L

We have a pleasure to announce the start of Epic Challenges, a new educational program for Year-10 students, organised by C3L and UniSA Connect. The program is designed to teach critical skills by engaging them in phenomenon-based learning in the space domain.

For more information see the program outline.

Ground-breaking research on the embodiment of emotions

A ground-breaking study led by Dr Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos shows that the recognition of another’s person facial expression is influenced by the observer’s own facial expression. The study further showed that the observer’s own facial expression also influences the recognition of dynamic bodily expressions. This multi-laboratory study has attracted widespread media coverage and has been reported in numerous publications including 9 News, Forbes (US), Mediacorp CNA938 (Singapore), NBC News (USA), United Press International and Drugs.com, RNZ radio (New Zealand), New Zealand Geographic, FOX 40 (US), Daily Herald Chicago, Times of News (France), UNTV News (Philippines), MSN New Zealand, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Medium, Radio New Zealand and US-based radio station WTAX’s website, among others.

Reference:
Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Murata, A., Sasaki, K., Yamada, Y., Ikeda, A., Hinojosa, J. A., Watanabe, K., Parzuchowski, M., Tirado, C., & Ospina, R. (2020). Your face and moves seem happier when I smile. Facial action influences the perception of emotional faces and biological motion stimuli. Experimental Psychology, 67 (1), 14-22.

Supporting immunisation professionals in fighting COVID-19

Researchers from C3L are evaluating a new vaccination education initiative – the COVID-19 Peer Hub – to help immunisation and public health professionals tackle the emerging dangers of vaccine hesitancy amid the pandemic.

Read more at the official UniSA news announcement

Divide and conquer: a new formula to minimise ‘mathemaphobia’

In a new study by UniSA in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research, researchers from C3L have been exploring the impact of anxiety on learning mathematics, finding that boosting student confidence is pivotal to greater engagement with the subject. Dr Florence Gabriel, the lead author of this study, was interviewed by ABC Radio, Mix Radio, 96FM and Mojo News to share her expertise on mathematics anxiety, and her article was featured in Teacher magazine, ACER Discover, and MindFood magazine.

Find out more in the official UniSA news release.

Associate Professor position available at C3L

We are hiring an Associate Professor with expertise in the areas of learning analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Applications close by 11:30pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020. For more information, please visit the Working at UniSA website. 

C3L Summer Internship Program Now Open

We have a pleasure to announce that our internship program for summer 2020 is now open! To learn about it, visit our events page.

Professor Shane Dawson is the new Head of the School of Education

Congratulations to Professor Shane Dawson who has been appointed as the Interim Head of the School of Education! He will take up this new role in the Division of EASS on 14 October 2019.

Dr Vitomir Kovanovic and Dr Srecko Joksimovic are in Australia's top 40 researchers

Congratulations to Dr Vitomir Kovanovic and Dr Srecko Joksimovic who have recognised as Rising Stars by the Australian. They are in the top 40 researchers who are less than 10 years into their careers in Australia.

https://specialreports.theaustralian.com.au/1540291/33/

Privacy-Preserving Analytics for the Education Technology Industry – Project awarded CRC-P grant

Dr Srecko JoksimovicProfessor Abelardo Pardo and their partners have been awarded $1.995 million in government funding by the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Round 7 grants program. They will develop a product for education providers to provably preserve the privacy of student data records in collaboration with Practera and CSIRO’s Data61. For more information: https://practera.com/2019/08/27/2m-for-edtech-company-practera-to-develop-world-leading-student-data-privacy-technology/