Don’t know what the ICDE is, then check it out here. In short it is an international body that supports a global network for online, open and flexible education. The Australasian equivalent is ACODE, which most universities in Australia, New Zealand and the University of the South Pacific are members of. Macquarie University is a long term member and I am the local rep.
For many years now the promise of digital textbooks surpassing hardcopy texts has been a desired, if not expected, outcome of the ‘digital age’. The suggested gains have been around ease of access, use anywhere anytime, affordability and potential for interactivity. Unfortunately, the results up to now have seen proprietary software limiting both development and access, expensive subscription services and a lack of useful features in the delivered product.
Natalie Spence was recently awarded a highly commended certificate by student vote for her poster on presentation skills at Macquarie University’s 2015 Learning and Teaching Week.
Mr Jarryd Daymond from the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University was recently awarded best poster voted by students at the recent poster session held as part of Learning and Teaching Week at Macquarie University.
Dr Hui Ling Xu, an academic in the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University was recently awarded best poster by popular vote at the recent poster session held as part of Learning and Teaching Week at Macquarie University.
I asked Hui Ling to tell us a bit about her project and what motivated her to work on it…
Congratulations: Meghan Hughes, Daniel Tran, Matthew Burke and Lauren Gorfinkel.
They each won a $100 Co-op book voucher for completing a survey on work-based learning, part of the ISP-funded Matchmaking Project Study, investigating the development of a framework for cross-Institutional collaboration in professional practice and research involving work-based learning approaches (See Call to Contribute).
A poster session is a good opportunity to present yourself and your research in a favorable light, make contacts and get useful feedback. There will be considerable competition for the audience’s time; you’ll need to capture their attention and communicate your message quickly and succinctly.
The Paris Message, entitled “Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want” provides 15 clear points for governments, higher education leaders, academic staff and tertiary students.
The Paris Message has been issued by the Global High Level Policy Forum, organized by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE, held in Paris in June 2015 Continue reading The Future We Want for Higher Education
I recently attended the Global High Level Policy Forum in Paris organised by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE on improving access, flexibility, affordability, engagement, success and quality for all in higher education.
I recently attended a satellite event of the Universities Australia‘s Higher Education Conference 2015 in Canberra. Whilst focused on strategic initiatives supporting learning outcomes across higher education, some interesting ideas were discussed around: work-readiness and work integrated learning; and disaggregated and unbundled learning environments.