Look back and remember some of the best iLearn tips and info from this year and get set for a great 2017!
Updates on Senate projects and more from the most recent Academic Senate Meeting. Continue reading Vlog: Latest news from the Academic Senate – November 2016
Including Research-based Learning in a Unit
If you want to include research-based learning in your unit, there are some decisions to be made. Continue reading Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Including Research-based Learning in a Unit
As we wrap up the academic year for 2016, some staff have been asking for printed Academic Planners for 2017. While the Learning Innovation Hub do not produce or print Academic Planners (a function of the former LTC), we have done some research and found the following useful links and alternatives to help you plan for next year. Continue reading 2017 Academic Staff Planner
I am not going to lie, not all presentations across Macquarie have me bouncing off the walls about attending. This statement could be said before a certain university event I was invited to last week, however after said event, my tune has changed.
Here’s a quick rundown on how EduTV can work for you.
What it is
Informit EduTV is an online TV streaming resource for Australian tertiary institutions providing content across a range of learning areas including Business, Economics, Health, History, Indigenous studies, Legal studies, Media studies, Performing arts, Politics, Government, Religious studies, Science, Technology, Society, Culture, Visual arts and design.
It logs free-to-air television , significant documentaries, and includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, NITV, BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Contents are accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.
What it does
Informit EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and watch relevant television content instantly. The database contains over 30,000 programs including documentaries, drama and series. Content includes documentaries, drama, series and more from free-to-air and pay TV.
Archives of programs start from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly
It can be searched by key subject areas, or new programmes, or alphabetical listing.
What you could do with it
You can save programmes to the my favourites folder. These can be filed in multiple folders, titled in a method which suits you.
You can make short clips to show in lectures, or for use to support your conference presentations. These clips can be saved in your my projects tab.
As an educational tool you are likely to find material to support your research or teaching, as well as your wider interests.
You will find Informit EduTV listed under the Library database holdings (choose the database tab in MultiSearch, and search from there). The library also offers other streaming video resources to support your learning and teaching.
If you want more information or help, contact your Research Librarian.
The Australian population has rapidly changed its multicultural identity but today, in the faces of media and leadership, there still seems to be a lack of diversity. It made me wonder what the reasons behind this were – lack of opportunity or connections? No support for them? Racism? Or was it simply that people of different heritage were not interested in these positions?
The new Academic Progression Policy will take effect from session 1, 2017. This new policy will support students through their studies. At the end of each study period students will receive advice on their academic standing, and what to do to improve their performance, if required.
There’s a myth I’d like to dispel, that using technology is hard and takes a lot of time. Technology and the use of digital tools can be easy to learn, adopt and implement in your teaching. Here’s where you can find some gold.
In late 2015 Professor Sherman Young launched the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework, Learning for the Future. Point 1.3.1 of Learning for the Future calls for the creation of a “roadmap for the development of spaces and technologies”.