Category Archives: Events

LTX Event – MOOCs At Macquarie

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.

Register here.

We will also be live streaming the event – details of how to connect will be posted on event listing.

The Power of PACE: Transitioning from University to Employment

“It was great to be able to network with professionals in the industry I am interested in making a career of, and I’m currently considering a variety of further study options related to the work I completed on my placement.” Madelyn Hawken (Aspire Early Intervention) Continue reading The Power of PACE: Transitioning from University to Employment

LTX Students As Partners Panel – What We Learnt

“Students as Partners” was the topic of the first LTX event of the year (for those of you unfamiliar, LTX stands for Learning and Teaching Exchange), with a panel of Student Representatives from the Faculty of Business and Economics. The well attended event opened with a brief introduction of how the Student Representatives Program works within the faculty. Continue reading LTX Students As Partners Panel – What We Learnt

2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards – NOW OPEN

This year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching awards will recognise, reward and celebrate the efforts of individuals and teams who make outstanding contributions to learning and teaching and improve the quality of student engagement, experience and learning outcomes.

Three categories are open to both academic and professional staff in 2017. Continue reading 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards – NOW OPEN

Harmony Day

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

Learning Analytics comes to iLearn

A new learning analytics tool in iLearn is available for session 1. The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) tracks which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. It can also provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.

Continue reading Learning Analytics comes to iLearn

Start of Session 1 Staff Drinks

Welcome back for the start of Session 1!

You may have already had a faculty shindig or two but how about we get together for an all-staff, cross-faculty ‘Start of Session 1’ meet up?

Are you new to Macquarie and want to meet other staff members? Feeling the need to be more social? Want to meet people from other faculties? Just happy to make it through Week 1?

Meet us at the U-Bar

Friday 10 March, 2017

From 4pm (Happy Hour is 4:30-6:30)

We’ll have a section just to ourselves, in the ‘grass/beer garden’ area. Pop it in the diary – hope to see you there!

Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics

Have you often wondered what your students were up to in the maze that is iLearn? There are so many things to keep track of! Students spending time (or not) on iLearn. Students submitting assignments on time (or not). Students responding to forums posts (or not). Students doing well in assignments (or not). Continue reading Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics