3D technologies have been around for years – but it’s only now that 3D scanning and printing devices have become both accessible and affordable for many users. The result? New uses are blossoming in every field.
A symposium at Macquarie University on the 8 July investigated the uses of 3D technologies in education, including how they may revolutionise museums and galleries as learning spaces.
Teche speaks with Dr Marina Harvey, Academic Developer in the LTC, who has recently been announced as a successful recipient of a 2014 OLT National Teaching Fellowship for her work on sessional staff issues.
Marina, tell us a bit about how your research surrounding sessional staff began.
2013 ascilite Macquarie University Conference resources available
With over 400 delegates participating in close to 200 presentations the 30th ascilite Conference 2013 held at Macquarie University was certainly engaging. As a final update, you can now find on the archived conference website:
Individual Papers on technology enhanced learning, in PDF format, each with its own landing page
Macquarie University hosted an international Inter-Institutional Benchmarking Summit on the 1st to 3rd June 2014, which was both a launching of the refreshed ACODE Benchmarks for Technology Enhanced Learning and a chance to road-test them. 24 Tertiary Education Institutions from 5 different countries participated in the intensive, 3-day Summit. Natalie Laifer, from the Office for Learning and Teaching, welcomed participants on the first day and congratulated ACODE on continuing their important work in this area.
The 3D Symposium at Macquarie University on the 8th July will explore the latest in 3D technologies in Museum / Galleries / Learning / Teaching. From printed pots to printed bones, augmenting reality and finding out what the next greatest thing in 3D will be – this event is for you!
You will get hands-on exposure to 3D printing, check out some great community projects, see some of the cool projects from Macquarie University lecturers and understand some of the copyright issues involved here.
The 2nd international conference organised by the Enable Network on new technologies for inclusive learning , on the 18 & 19 June, 2014 is free to attend online – book now to secure one of the limited places!
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The 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education indicates that the digital fluency of lecturers and professors is a great challenge, it also suggests that the solutions are clear. Professional development for teaching staff is one aspect but the report suggests the setting of clear expectations for a basic digital fluency skillset for all teaching staff is key.
In 2013 Macquarie University explored the development of open education courses across a number of discipline areas. The Becoming Human: Anthropology open education course by Macquarie University’s own Associate Professor Greg Downey was produced by The Education Studio at Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia. It has now run a number of times and has constantly received favourable reviews, such as these below: Continue reading Successful Open Education Course→