Are you a time poor academic that feels frustrated when you use iLearn? Do you say to yourself, how can I spend less time doing administrative tasks in iLearn and more on teaching and learning? If so, read on.
With Macquarie’s new Assessment Policy in place, attention is now turning to reviewing current assessment tasks in units. There are many posts on Teche on the new assessment policy, assessment ideas in the Science Faculty, and the new hurdle requirements. In this post, we will look at some examples of good assessment practice in the Faculty of Arts.
Last week I provided a summary of learning analytics and presented a paper looking at program based metrics from the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Edinburgh (LAK16). This week I present a few more interesting papers, and another observation…
I was fortunate enough to be supported by Macquarie University as part of a professional development grant to attend the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Edinburgh during April (LAK16).
It’s always difficult to summarise in a short article the numerous ideas that researchers, practitioners and technologists presented over the 2 days of workshops and 3 days of the conference, however, this is what stood out for me and I think may be of interest.
Have you heard learning analytics mentioned recently? Has it appeared in articles you’ve read, conversations you’ve overheard or are you just curious?
This topic seems particularly pertinent as the traditional lecture is being challenged by alternative modes for educational delivery. For example the University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures for a flipped mode delivery. Some argue that lectures can still be a valid form of instruction we just need to make them more engaging and collaborative.
Do you want to improve student unit completion? Are you interested in participating in a trial using a new learning analytics plugin in iLearn? If so, read on.
Have you ever wished you could recall that incorrectly worded email, or missive sent to the wrong person? How much embarrassment could you save yourself if you could just undo that email that your fingers had sent before your brain could read it.
A number of Macquarie academics use clickers as a tool to facilitate active learning approaches. I would like to share some recent examples of how this tool can lead to more active, engaging and, I believe, more productive learning experiences. Hopefully this will encourage and inspire you to try some of these approaches in your own practice.
Do your eyes glaze over when learning analytics is mentioned? Recently I have noticed that it is being discussed more broadly around the campus. There are a number of reasons for this, possibly its mention in the Green Paper, but one of which I would like to think is a project some colleagues and I are working on.