UniSA Teaching  and Learning Symposium 2023


The 5th Annual UniSA Teaching and Learning Symposium 2023 invites staff from across the university to come together for a one-day conversation about teaching and learning on Friday 17 November.

The aim of the symposium is to provide an opportunity to share practice and make visible all the great work we are doing – from small scale to large. This event is about challenges, successes, interventions tried and failed, and learnings gained from inquiries made into learning and teaching theory and practice.


Date  Friday 17 November 2023

 9.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.30am)

Location Hawke Building, City West campus (various rooms)
Other information Catering will be provided. Registration is essential.
Registration Registration is now closed. Allocation has been exhausted.


The Symposium program is available HERE.

Symposium Workshop

Text-based Assessments for Humans in the Age of AI – BYOD Session

Kerry Johnson, Teaching Innovation Unit

At a time when freely available, general-purpose AI can pass undergraduate courses and exams – how can we design effective undergraduate text-based, asynchronous assessments and learning activities?

In this workshop, we’ll explore the basics of general-purpose, text-based generative AIs, discuss some of the emerging practices in the higher education sector related to undergraduate assessment and activity design, and get hands-on: learning the basics of how to prompt AIs and analysing some of your own assessments using popular, freely available AI tools.

Bring a range of assessments and activities to analyse (e.g. forum discussion prompts, quiz questions, short and long-form text assessments), your curiosity, and a willingness to share and discuss your thoughts and findings.

Registration is limited to just 20 particpants. Symposium participants ONLY.

Registration has now closed. Allocation exhausted.

Presenter Information

If you are presenting at the Symposium, please see important information below.


Presentations will be grouped by theme and format.


  • Aboriginal Curriculum
  • Academic Integrity
  • Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI in Higher Education
  • Authentic Assessment Showcase
  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning - Universal Design for Learning


Practice Stream 20 minute presentation on practice e.g. successes, failures, challenges, innovations, experiments
Research stream 20 minute presentation on inquiry-based findings, discoveries, or learnings
Panel/Plenary 30 minute presentation on one of the above themes (or propose your own) and identify a group of relevant (and willing) panellists to lead in discussion and/or debate

25 minutes has been allocated for each presentation (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q &A). 35 minutes has been allocated for the panel presentations (30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A).

A moderator will be assigned to each room and will provide any assistance on the day i.e. time keeping and IT/AV support.


Each Room is equipped with a PC and Internet access. We strongly encourage the use of PowerPoint for your presentation. A template has been provided for your use (see below).

In order for presentations to be preloaded in rooms on the day, please send final presentations to TIU@unisa.edu.au by 12noon Wednesday 15 November 2023


PowerPoint template - UniSA Teaching and Learning Symposium 2023


Any questions should be directed to TIU@unisa.edu.au or phone 8302 7849.

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