An LTX (Learning and Teaching Exchange) was held yesterday, 15 June, 2017, in the Macquarie Theatre on Rethinking ‘Lectures’ For The Digital Audience.
A recording of this LTX is now available here. Log in to iLearn, click on the Echo360 ALP link, then click on the green “play” icon on the right side of the event name. This recording includes the camera view from the theatre, as well as the presentation view, interactive slides and Q&A forum.
For those who tried to access the live stream, we apologise for the disruptions experienced. Echo360’s server was experiencing difficulties at the time. Please note that we successfully ran a pilot with 15 units all session with no such disruptions.
We hope you will join one of the upcoming ALP workshops.
The library has subscribed to online access for three key Australian newspapers. Staff can use the links below, so departmental or personal subscriptions to papers are no longer necessary. Continue reading Read All About It! The Library Has Your News Resources Covered
A recent discussion on end-of-session marking highlighted three things to address to alleviate the workload, for either upcoming or future marking, as well as making marking (or the results thereof) more meaningful:
- Providing and using feedback
- And marking in teams
Continue reading More On Marking: Rubrics, Feedback and Team Marking
This series of posts presents ten simple suggestions to help you change your units or parts of your units to develop students’ research skills and competencies that you can adapt to suit your particular context. Continue reading Ten Easy Ways To Put Research And Inquiry Into Units (3/10)
Ideally speaking university education engages students in a research-rich learning environment, aiming to foster research competencies such as scientific reasoning and critical thinking. However, it may not always be straightforward to explicate research in undergraduate teaching in a way that is visible and approachable for students. Continue reading Engaging First-Year Students In Research: An Example From The Netherlands
Are you or your colleagues making a difference at a local or global level towards Sustainability in Higher Education? The call for proposals and papers for the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) conference will close on 15 June, 2017. Continue reading Call For Proposals and Papers for the ACTS Conference
Scheduled IT system and network maintenance is taking place on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, 2017. Continue reading IT Maintenance Window This Weekend
Agnes Bosanquet provides an update on Peer Review of Teaching and some of the ideas and issues that Macquarie’s community will need to consider. She is currently leading the Peer Review of Teaching initiative at the Faculty of Human Sciences. Continue reading Peer Review of Teaching – Update
This series of posts presents ten simple suggestions to help you change your units or parts of your units to develop students’ research skills and competencies that you can adapt to suit your particular context. Continue reading Ten Easy Ways To Put Research And Inquiry Into Units (2/10)
From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).
“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder. Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to” Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.
Continue reading 3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know