Last week I presented to a class of 12 undergraduate students. It was a short 15 minute talk about information literacy, tied to an upcoming assignment. In other words, this was stuff they needed to know. Within the first minute of my opening three students started talking. They were seated in the back row, and the eight or so students in front stared steadfastly at me. I imagine the giggling behind was distracting.
The due date for the final round of applications for Academic Promotion in 2016 (all levels) is Friday 30 September 2016.
The library does so much, but here are a few services which may have escaped your notice. Or not?
Space Jam turns the lights on in some of Macquarie’s 300-odd teaching venues, to help you get to know what’s available. First up: a smart new Active Learning space in C5A that’s perfect for group work.
The ACODE and Pearson Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning seeks to recognise tertiary educators and staff who have harnessed the power of technology to positively impact students’ learning outcomes, through innovative projects and practice or initiatives which have significantly enhanced an organisation’s Technology Enhanced Learning capabilities.
A university without our students is unimaginable. So how could we imagine and plan the future of our university without broadly engaging our students?
There have been roughly 4 million pageviews for Unit Guides, and 300,000 for iTeach this year alone — and there are still 4 months left to go! So it’s fair to say these systems are heavily used. But where are these systems headed? What changes have been made this year?
How do you use iLearn? Take a look at some interesting stats about iLearn that we thought were worthwhile sharing! Continue reading How do we use iLearn?
Eating ice cream while watching our Australian athletes compete at Rio, I told my ten year old that he could become an Olympic champion. He still has time to apply himself and train, train, train (never mind that he has yet to distinguish himself in school sports of any kind). He could do it! Conversely, my days of pie in the sky champion status are long gone.
Can we move on from these lost opportunities (after all, who needs gold?) and harness some learning and teaching related benefits from movement and exercise?