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Ollie Coady

3 Discoveries a Lecturer Found Teaching With Blogs – And What Students Thought

Bring a Buzz to your Tutorials with the OU Blog

Don’t you love asking questions in tutorials and having the crickets chirp as the tumbleweed rolls on by? Isn’t it just fantastically awkward? You start to think there is something wrong with you, but then you realise, no, it’s the students who are wrong. Well there is a way to change this type of situation, and it’s fairly easy. Continue reading 3 Discoveries a Lecturer Found Teaching With Blogs – And What Students Thought

What does #QandA mean and why should I care?

The #hashtag is bigger than Ben Hur.

#lolz #yolo #tigerblood #epicwinning #epicfail.  A bit like Transformers, there is more to these random phrases than meets the eye. Come to a most outstanding workshop on Social Media in Learning and Teaching to discover what on earth is going on behind the mysterious #hashtag. Continue reading What does #QandA mean and why should I care?

Flipping, Blogging and Semiotics in MAR 202

How can you find what you’re looking for without flipping navigation?

  • To implement a ‘flipped classroom’ model across a brand new unit in marine science for Semester 1, 2014
  • Develop an online learning environment that enables and encourages interaction with a variety of media
  • Establish a student blog function for student assessment
  • Produce short videos that will complement readings and other media

Online Lectures Integrate bite sized, site specific, easily digestible video resources into the unit for student consumption – learn where and when they like
Student Agency and Capacity Students created and maintained their own WordPress blog for weekly critical reflection of video consumption. The blogs were provided to the students via the Mq WordPress multisite
Increased Teacher Presence and navigation online

  • Created 2 Teacher avatars using BitStrips and Pixlr.com
  • Integrated colour text boxes for specific items in the unit

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Without instruction or visual cues, flipping your classroom can also flip your students.

Flipping your classroom is not just putting videos and lectures online. There is a whole digital design process aimed at increasing student agency and engagement.

  • Digital by design requires clear instruction and teacher presence
  • Design for digital uses available digital tools to increase student capacity and agency

Adding Colours to your unit

  • Copy the code associated to the colour you would like to add to your unit from below.
  • In any editor in your iLearn space, click the HTML buttonScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.09 amScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.14 amScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.18 amScreen Shot 2014-09-19 at 11.19.24 am
  • Paste the code in the HTML editor and update
  • Replace placeholder text with your own content

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #cfcff8;">YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.</div>

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #f8cfd4;"> YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE</div>

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #fffac3;"> YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE</div>

YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE.
<div style="padding: 30px; margin-bottom: 50px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border-top-left-radius: 20px; border-top-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-right-radius: 20px; border-bottom-left-radius: 20px; width: 93%; text-align: center; background-color: #e8ffe9;"> YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE</div>

 

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WordPress Quick Guide Twitter Quick Guide Menus and Categories for Assessment WordPress and Twitter Integration

 

This project was the result of a collaboration between Dr. Melanie Bishop and the Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Centre as part of the Faculty Partnership Program.

What are all these rascally students doing on Conception day?

Grumpy Cat Blue Beanie - CC by Kevin Wenzel https://www.flickr.com/photos/33773890@N00/You try and try and try again and they just party

You go through all this work preparing all this information and resources for your students to consume and gain insightful knowledge about the world, and what do they do? They just go off and party! Conception Day.

It’s that time of the year where students turn from being sweet little innocent angels to party animals ready to do all sorts of things, like scream, yell loud profanities, and have fun! Continue reading What are all these rascally students doing on Conception day?

‘Publish or Perish’: Academic research, writing and publishing workshop

Academic Research, Writing and Publishing Workshop

Friday 1st August 2014

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Register at https://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/Workshops/WorkshopDetails.php?WorkshopID=177

“If a research project is successful but nobody is around to hear about it, does it have an impact?” (beyond personal development, obvs.)

“Complete a research project and you’ll change yourself. Publish a research project and you’ll change the world.”

“A peer reviewed article in the hand is worth two in the op-eds.”

You get the idea.

To say that the modern university is preoccupied with publishing would be an understatement. A ‘global obsession’ might more accurately capture the frenzied push (and pressure!) to publish in today’s higher education environment. Continue reading ‘Publish or Perish’: Academic research, writing and publishing workshop