[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)
Session 2 is less than a month away. If your teaching skills are dusty or you just want to ensure you’re up to scratch, (and aren’t shown up by savvy students) get in the know by attending one of several workshops across campus. Continue reading Where To Find Support As You Prepare For Session 2
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.
Continue reading 3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know
The Faculty of Business and Economics recently hosted a workshop for casual teaching staff on how to make your teaching R.E.A.L.
Continue reading In The World Of The Tech Savvy Student, How To Stay Ahead And Be R.E.A.L
“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
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
What do we mean when we talk about ethics? Is it behaviour towards others, rules and regulations, professional codes of conduct or is it regulatory guidelines for areas of specialisation, such as research involving people or animals? In higher education it is all these things and more. There are a range of approaches to teaching ethics. While the University’s regulatory framework for ethics is comprehensive and readily accessible, PACE unit convenors have also identified the need for a suite of resources that cover the more nebulous area of ethical practice in pedagogy and workplace contexts. As a result, PACE have developed a set of resources that can be utilised by unit convenors to support students going on a range of activities, be they local, international or on campus.
Continue reading Keeping PACE with Ethical Practice – Teaching ethics in Professional and Community Engagement
Communities of practice have long been recognised as valuable form of collective learning; a way to share ideas and strategies, develop solutions to problems, and generate innovations.
Continue reading Interested in PACE? Then join the CoP!
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
Lectern training will be held next Thursday and Friday to introduce teaching staff to the various types of lecterns on campus. Continue reading Lectern Training for Session 1