Macquarie is turning 50 at an extremely interesting point in the evolution of higher education. Disruption has become the latest fashion and institutions around the world are exploring how best to take advantage of – or not – the challenges ahead. Continue reading The times they are a changing…
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/
It’s probably apt that my first post for Teche should be on April Fool’s Day. It’s now been a few months since I began in the role of PVC (Learning, Teaching and Diversity) and – as many of you may be aware – it’s been a fun learning curve as the role has evolved. Now that I’ve had time to settle in, you’ll be pleased to know that there will be much more news from my office over the rest of the year 🙂
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
You can find updated information about the Tutoring Induction Program in this newer post.
While Ming Ming Diao is seconded to the DEEWR project, Michael Rampe will be the Human Sciences Educational Designer. Michael is assigned from LTC to support the Faculty this year and is fluent with the University’s enterprise learning systems including iLearn, Units and iTeach.
Michael’s professional specialty is educational media and he is also currently undertaking his PhD studies here in the Faculty, investigating the multimodal characteristics of educational video. Michael has extensive video production experience and is keen to help produce videos for online teaching, flipped classroom or other purposes. FoHS have a mobile video rig and FBE have a full production suite.
Here are some examples of Michael’s impressive work:
Course and study program information was provided online and students also had the choice to attend on-campus enrolment for academic advice and support. Students who did choose to enrol online found it successful. There were quite a few students who chose to attend the enrolment on campus enrolment session. The University will continue to develop the number of programs available for students to enrol online.
Linda Maher, Student Administration Manager