All posts by Chris Froissard

Chris is a keen and passionate educational technologist. He has worked in many different educational sectors over the years. He recently completed a Masters of Education at Macquarie University. He is one of the Senior Learning Designers at the Faculty of Arts for Macquarie University. His aim is to bring the worlds of educational practitioners together with educational researchers to create effective and transformative teaching and learning experiences.

Good practice examples of assessments at the Faculty of Arts

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.

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What’s been happening in learning analytics?-(Part 1)

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.

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How to make your lectures more active for students

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.

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Clickers in use in learning and teaching at Macquarie

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.

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