All posts by Geraldine Timmins

I am the Community and Engagement Lead for the Learning Innovation Hub and Teche Editor. I'm a communicator, connector and collaborator. I like bringing people together and opening up conversation. Feel free to get in touch with story and event ideas.

Together At Last –
Introducing the Academic Staff Awards

This year, to endorse and support the nexus between teaching and research, the Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Awards and the Research Excellence Awards will be celebrated together, as the Academic Staff Awards. Winners of the awards will be announced in a ceremony on 1 November 2017. Continue reading Together At Last –
Introducing the Academic Staff Awards

Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)

[adapted from a previous article by Chris Froissard]

Are you a new member of teaching staff at Macquarie? You may be feeling overwhelmed, in the lead up Session 2, having to familiarise yourself with a new learning platform, a myriad of new educational technologies, and the many policies and customs of your department and faculty. Continue reading Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)

3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

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

Your chance to contribute to the Macquarie story

Macquarie has an extraordinary history of inspiring stories of learning and discovery.  As part of ongoing work to serve and engage with our communities, Macquarie University’s senior leadership team want to develop a clear narrative and a strong proposition for communications to various audiences by portraying our collective story.

Continue reading Your chance to contribute to the Macquarie story