The MAC101 iLearn unit, a cross-faculty and cross-institution creation, was launched in Session 1, 2017. All first year students will be enrolled in the unit automatically, however students at all stages of their degree can self-enrol in the unit. Continue reading MAC101 – MQ Essentials for Students
[adapted from a previous article by Chris Froissard]
Are you a new member of teaching staff at Macquarie? You may be feeling overwhelmed, in the lead up Session 2, having to familiarise yourself with a new learning platform, a myriad of new educational technologies, and the many policies and customs of your department and faculty. Continue reading Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)
The iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 2, 2017 where help is on hand for all things iLearn. It will be open 10am – 2pm weekdays from 17th July – 4th August 2017.
Get help with:
- iLearn – Editing and building your unit
- iTeach – iLearn Spaces (in plain English, creating/activating your iLearn unit for the new session)
- iTeach – Unit Guides
- Echo360 and Active Learning Platform
- Turnitin and Feedback Studio
Drop in any time at the following locations:
Monday 17 – Friday 21 July: C5A 201
Monday 24 – Friday 28 July: C5A 201
Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August: W6B 259
No need to register, just turn up during the opening hours.
Support during the Drop In Clinic will be provided by LIH Technologies Support Staff as well as Faculty Learning Designers.
From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).
“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder. Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to” Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.
The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is the latest upgrade to our lecture capture software. Automated lecture recordings and desktop capture uploads for Session 2 2017 onward will be carried out through the Active Learning Platform. Continue reading UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn
Recently, a Learning and Teaching Exchange (LTX) was held on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Macquarie.
With assessment period looming, why not make life easier? Familiarise yourself with the top functions of Turnitin used by academics at Macquarie. Continue reading Remedies For Improving Your Life Using Turnitin
The doctoral degree (aka the PhD) is increasingly international and interdisciplinary and more than 50% of doctoral students will not end up in academia. Hence, there is a growing need for research candidates to develop transferable and professional skills for employment in academic as well as non-academic roles. Continue reading New HDR Online Offering
Don’t have time to attend an iLearn training workshop? Look no further, Discover iLearn, the online training unit for convenors is here to help!
Innovation in learning technologies is happening across the campus, with several ‘Proof of Concept’ projects planned for 2017. Here are some of the learning technologies being piloted this year to improve the student experience, as well the key steps involved in a proof of concept project if you are thinking about trialling a new learning technology yourself.