Australian Government Proposed Higher Education Standards Framework
The Higher Education Standards Panel is now inviting comment on proposed revisions to the Higher Education Standards Framework. Below are the recommendations for Teaching: Continue reading Australian Government Proposed Higher Education Standards Framework
Andrew Burrell from the Centre for Open Education and Sylvie Saab and Susan Vickery from the Library made a presentation to the Senate Learning and Teaching Committee on ‘Open Educational Resources’. This presentation can be found at:
I recommend two video clips to you that are in the presentation, the first is Professor David Riley’s TED’s Talk and ‘Why It is Important to Share Content’.
The work of Professor Mike Neary may also be of interest to anyone wishing to follow up on OER and can be found at:http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/something-new-in-freedom/2003930.fullarticle
Posted by: Dr Trudy Ambler, Associate Dean (Quality & Standards), Faculty of Arts
To see a showcase of some of the Faculty Partnership Projects visit: (see http://staff.mq.edu.au/teaching/workshops_programs/fpp_overview/showcase/).
Congratulations to the following staff who were successful in their application for a Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Grant:
Dr Diane Hughes (CI), Dr Ian Collinson, Dr Nicole Matthews, Professsor Julian Knowles, Dr Stephen Collins and Dr Adrian Renzo
Title: The relational dynamic: Critical listening and student learning
Dr Andrew Dunstall (CI), Dr Albert Atkin, Dr Jenny Duke-Yonge and Dr Paul Formosa
Title: Student-Focused Unit Design in Philosophy: A study of unit design, student engagement and retention
Dr Yann Tristant (CI) and Dr Panos Vlachopoulos
Title: Conceptualising the TERRACE: A pilot project for the definition of a pedagogy behind a simulated archaeological excavation
The Faculty of Arts, staff (sessional and ongoing), students and alumni are invited to submit nominations for the annual Teaching Awards.
The purpose of the Awards is to recognise and celebrate the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Continue reading Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Awards
The Distance Education Online MQ WIKI site
Andrew Burrell in the Centre for Open Education regularly puts up links to current materials and research in the field that you may find interesting. Continue reading Trends in Online Learning
The Macquarie Peer Review of learning and teaching website is designed to encourage peer review as a professional development activity focused on the quality enhancement of learning and teaching as well as providing resources for those interested in engaging in this process. This website and the resources were developed in the course of the Office for Learning and Teaching funded research project led by Macquarie called “Social, Communicative and Interpersonal Leadership in the Context of Peer Review.”
This graphic from Van der Craats, McGovern & Pannan (2002) offers a five level approach to the development and delivery of online units of study.