The GLP’s Innovative Leaders Series is less than a week away & you’re invited! Continue reading Invitation to the GLP Innovative Leaders Series
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been around for over ten years now. Four MOOCs have come out of Macquarie and one is currently in production.
“Over 100,000 students have enrolled in the various Macquarie MOOCs, providing a terrific learning opportunity for all involved. We look forward to further exploring the possibilities.” – Professor Sherman Young
Professor Sherman Young will explain why MOOCs and online courses are important at Macquarie; Dr Andrew McKenna will examine what a MOOC is and give an overview of the Big History MOOCs; Professor Lesley Hughes will discuss one of Macquarie’s first MOOCs, Climate Change; Michael Rampe will give an overview of the creation of a MOOC and we will hear from Macquarie students on the different pathways MOOCs offer.
We will also be live streaming the event – details of how to connect will be posted on event listing.
Staff and students are invited to join the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar) to farewell and thank Dee Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar) at an event on Thursday 13 April. Continue reading Farewell for Deidre Anderson
While maintaining productivity and motivation in your everyday tasks, you may feel at times like your teaching efforts go unannounced. But you need to be reminded that your work is acknowledged and more often than not inspires others. Below we will hear from Professor John Croucher (pictured above receiving the award at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, from Senator Scott Ryan), the 2013 recipient of the now Australian University Teacher of the Year (AAUT). Continue reading Australian Awards for University Teaching
How can we maximise retention and minimise drop outs? While there are factors that affect students which are out of your control as teaching staff, there are ways you can mitigate these factors. Continue reading Understanding Why Students Drop Out
If you are an academic or a researcher many aspects of your work may be affected by the Defence Trade Control Act.
Harmony Day in Australia is often acknowledged through a celebration of certain aspects of cultural identity such as food, music, and dance. Whilst there is a place for such celebration, this year the newly established Student Equity and Diversity team is showcasing three Macquarie academics whose research explores issues pertinent to Australia’s ‘cultural harmony’, such as the extremist rhetoric from Trump and ISIS. Continue reading Harmony Day
Links to the student survey pages are still being bedded down within the new Macquarie platform. Continue reading Want to order a student survey for session 1?
All of a sudden it’s O-week and you find yourself amongst the hustle and bustle of Session 1. Is your unit set up properly in iLearn, are you ready for your first lecture, are you still in summer holiday mode or are you on track with your new year’s resolution to do things differently? Continue reading Introducing Teche INSIGHTS with Prashan Karunaratne
Are your students aware of all MQ has to offer? Continue reading The New Student Welcome and Induction Space – MAC101