A big congratulations to Associate Professor Kerry Sherman from the Department of Psychology and Dr Robyn Moloney, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education on winning 2015 Faculty of Human Sciences Teaching Fellowship awards.
Robyn’s fellowship will focus on the creation of online resources across eight Education methodology units whilst Kerry will be working on the redesign of PSY224 into a blended format, including the development of “virtual Patients” and expert interviews.
We’ll be chatting with Robyn and Kerry soon so we can include more info about these exciting programs in the next And Gladly.
If someone had told me when I enrolled in my postgraduate Education degree that towards the end of my first year I would be engaging in some very energetic African drumming/dancing on Level 3 of the Campus Hub building with some fellow university students, high school students, their teachers, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Social Inclusion), I might not have believed them…
One of the strategic goals of Macquarie’s Centre for Open Education is to develop and support the Macquarie University virtual campus so that our students feel part of and connect to the wider university community. One of the questions we ask is: how do we ensure students studying units purely online become part of an energetic and engaged learning community?
Serious Games in Business — designing blended spaces to maximise student learning through work integrated learning and PACE
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a term used to describe an activity or program that integrates academic learning with its application in the workplace. The practice may be real, simulated or a combination of both, and can occur in the workplace, on campus at university, online or face-to-face.
Macquarie University’s very own Legrand Buan was awarded the title of “Outstanding New PAL Leader” at this year’s National PASS Forum held at the University of Wollongong.
Legrand and experienced PAL leader Mary Auguste were invited to attend the PASS forum based on their superior performance and commitment to FBE’s PAL program. Several hundred applications were received by UOW PASS National Centre from over 23 institutions across Australia. Only a handful of students were selected for commendation of outstanding performance.
The Reading Game developed at Macquarie University has won the web-based games category of the Educational Games Competition in Berlin. The Competition was held at the 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL), in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Serious Game Development and Application (SGDA) in Berlin 2014. With 100+ entries from every continent, the Reading Game was also placed 2nd overall in the Competition. The program was designed and developed by Robert Parker from the Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC), with Richard Kroon a games developer.