Updates on Senate projects, a review of the year and more from the final Academic Senate Meeting of 2016. Continue reading Vlog: Latest news from the Academic Senate – December 2016
Have you often wondered what your students were up to in the maze that is iLearn? There are so many things to keep track of! Students spending time (or not) on iLearn. Students submitting assignments on time (or not). Students responding to forums posts (or not). Students doing well in assignments (or not).
How can you identify students that may be struggling and at risk of falling behind, and even perhaps, either withdrawing or failing? From Session 1 2017 there is a new plugin that brings learning analytics to iLearn.
The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) can track which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. Provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.
MQU staff have been piloting MEAP for three sessions and it is now available to all convenors on iLearn. To ensure students receive a consistent and quality learning experience and so that convenors get the most out of MEAP, convenors must attend a MEAP workshop before it is activated in their unit. Alternatively, if you are one of the convenors that have already used MEAP during the pilot, the workshop is optional and MEAP can be activated in your unit.
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To find out more about MEAP, why not read Can we use learning analytics to improve student unit completion?
Welcome back for Session 1 2017!
The Learning Technology Services team has put together a quick list of resources to help you get set up for Session 1.
To welcome all new 2017 sessional staff into Macquarie University, each Faculty will be running inductions on Admin and Learning and Teaching. Some faculties may also run complementary introduction events.
The induction sessions will provide casual academic staff with an introduction to the Macquarie community to ensure a positive staff and student experience. Continue reading Faculty Inductions for New Staff
Lectern training will be held next Thursday and Friday to introduce teaching staff to the various types of lecterns on campus. Continue reading Lectern Training for Session 1
Registrations are now open for the Teaching Induction Program (TIP) – session 1. The Teaching Induction Program is a blended professional learning experience, developed and delivered in partnership by Faculty Learning and Teaching Teams and Learning Innovation Hub (LIH) staff. Continue reading Teaching Induction Program (TiP) Registration Open Now
Here at Macquarie, we are proud to be an inclusive international campus and a leader in transformative learning, preparing graduates for a rapidly evolving future of work – one that requires cultural competency, innovation and collaboration. Continue reading Collaborate with the award winning Global Leadership Program!
If you’re interested in finding out more about how students learn in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world, if you’re keen to gain new insights into curriculum design, assessment and pedagogy, and if you’re hoping to build your skills in integrating learning technologies into your teaching, this is the program for you.
Session 1, 2017 Unit Convenors, are you ready?
Here are five super speedy tips to avoid the highway to the iLearn danger zone… Continue reading Top 5 tips to rule your iLearn unit!