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April 2017

Academic Promotion Information Session

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

With the new Academic Promotion Scheme set to be released in April this year, we are hosting an information session to provide an overview of the new scheme and what it means for career development of our academic community. Click here for more information.

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Engaging International Students

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is designed for FBE academic staff members who are leading tutorials and seminars. Participants will share challenges around engaging international students in class discussions and activities, consider guidelines for best practice and explore strategies to make sessions interactive and satisfying. Workshop facilitators include two international students from FBE, Rita Do from Macquarie International, and Dr Jen McPherson and Chris Bilsland from the FBE PACE team.  Jen and Chris both have extensive experience in teaching and engaging international students in formal classrooms. Rita has experience…

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MOOCs at Macquarie

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
E6A 102,
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW Australia
Man in Green Screen Studio

What is a MOOC? Why use a MOOC platform? What is the future of MOOCs at Macquarie? Hear from… Professor Sherman Young (PVC Learning & Teaching) Dr Andrew McKenna (Big History Institute) Professor Lesley Hughes (PVC, Research Integrity and Development) Michael Rampe (Learning Innovation Hub) A student perspective - Sam Crouch (FBE) and Aadidev Sabharwal (Big History Institute) … about the benefits, possibilities and processes behind Massive Open Online Courses.

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Making your teaching R.E.A.L.

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is designed for FBE academic staff members who are involved in teaching activities. Prashan Karunaratne, Adjunct Lecturer in  Department of Economics will aim to equip the audience with practical skills on how to develop  teaching practices and make the teaching real and relevant. Prashan will share his R.E.A.L. teaching model that he is successfully using in his classes. The workshop will also be a great opportunity to meet other colleagues from across the faculty.  

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FSE Drop In – iLearn, Gradebook, any L&T topics

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop in on the FSE L&T team to get help, ask a question or just let us know your great ideas. Take the chance to do a gradebook health check. A few minutes at drop in may save you hours. Of course, if you cannot make this time, drop Natalie and Michael a line for personal assistance (fse-lt@mq.edu.au).

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‘Weigh In’ On Your Gradebook – Workshop (Faculty of Arts staff only)

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Image by David Mueller, courtesy of Flickr, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Gradebook Workshop - As voted by you as the most needed training workshop This workshop will get you up to speed on setting up your Gradebook correctly in iLearn. This is a hands-on workshop where you can work through the gradebook in your S1 iLearn unit (or your iLearn Sandbox if you dont have a S1 unit) The workshop will cover: Understanding how Gradebook works Setting up assessment weights Setting up manual grade items / categories Exporting gradebook

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For FOHS Staff: Building Interactive Lectures with Active Learning Platform

April 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
iLearn article

This workshop is being held for Faculty of Human Sciences teaching staff. This hands-on workshop will provide you with an opportunity to learn how to set up and use interactive lectures with the Active Learning Platform (formerly Lecture Tools).  You can use Active Learning Platform during a lecture to enhance student engagement and active learning by allowing students to: Answer quizzes and polls Navigate freely between lecture slides Take notes and draw on slides Ask questions digitally to the lecture…

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May 2017

iLearn Tools – GradeMark & GradeMark Rubrics

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
iLearn article

GradeMark is a product within Turnitin that facilitates online marking and feedback. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn how to set up and use the features in GradeMark to provide feedback to students. Explore the features of GradeMark to provide students with assignment grades and feedback, including QuickMarks and Rubrics. Recognise methods for using GradeMark as a time efficient tool to provide students with rich, personalised feedback. Turnitin has revamped their document viewer as Feedback Studio.  Turnitin Feedback…

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Academic Integrity Statement Workshop

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Senate Room, C8A 310,
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW Australia
You're Invited

What is the Academic Integrity Statement? At the end of 2016, the Academic Senate established the Student Advisory Group on Academic Integrity.  This Group developed a positively framed statement of values, rights and responsibilities in relation to academic integrity, that applies to all of Macquarie’s academic community.  The statement will form the foundation of an institutional wide communication strategy and will underpin the culture and approach to academic integrity at the University. The draft statement is available online for consultation.  Feedback can be…

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FSE Drop In – iLearn, Gradebook, any L&T topics

Drop in on the FSE L&T team to get help, ask a question or just let us know your great ideas. Take the chance to do a gradebook health check. A few minutes at drop in may save you hours. Of course, if you cannot make the time, drop Natalie and Michael a line for personal assistance (fse-lt@mq.edu.au).

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