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October 2017

LTX – Incubator Academic Program

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Macquarie Incubator,
8 Hadenfield Avenue
Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia
Workshop in the Macquarie Incubator

Capacity has been reached for this event. We aim to run another event in early 2018. Introducing the Learning & Teaching Community to the Incubator Academic Program. Lara Moroko, Academic Lead of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will present future plans for the academic program to be delivered through the Macquarie Incubator and how it complements and aligns with existing Macquarie offerings. Find out how you can make the most of the…

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The Power of Open

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Library Room 4.01,
Australia
Open sign on door

We are honoured here at Macquarie to be hosting the Executive Director of SPARC, Heather Joseph. SPARC is the member-driven international alliance that is the brains behind the theme of this year’s OA Week: “Open in Order to...” For 15 years, SPARC has been a leading international force for effective open access policies and practices. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Heather in person at a roundtable session to be held in the Library on Monday 30 Oct at 2.00 - 3.00pm. Under Heather's stewardship, SPARC’s…

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Lean in Education Workshop with Professor Vincent Wiegel

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Visiting for the Lean Higher Education conference, Professor Vincent Wiegel (HAN University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands) introduces Lean thinking in Education and invites you to explore Lean concepts in your practice. Lean thinking, developed as a business methodology, assesses institutional activity to improve efficiency and deliver increased value. Lean in Education applies the principles of Lean thinking to pedagogical and Higher Education structures. Making Lean choices when developing learning spaces (both physical and cognitive) can make the process…

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November 2017

Connect: 3Ps in a Podcast

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Podcasts are designed to entertain, inform and inspire, a perfect mix for education.  Join Dr Liz Schroeder and Amalie Dyda, from the Master of Public Health, as they share insights into incorporating the art of podcasting into their unit and share lessons learned from hosting a successful podcast series on iTunes.  Get ready to discover the secret formula for effective podcasting . . . (p + p x p = student engagement) Register Here:   Please visit our website for more…

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Academic Staff Awards

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
E7B Courtyard,
Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109
Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia
Books on a table. Theses and Notebook - Photo by Mike Catabay and Michael Garganera for Learning Innovation Hub

This year, to endorse and support the nexus between teaching and research, the Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Awards and the Research Excellence Awards will be celebrated together, as the Academic Staff Awards. Winners of the awards will be announced in a ceremony on 1 November 2017. Register here.

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iLearn Tools – Gradebook

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Gradebook in iLearn allows you to view, add, edit, auto-calculate weightings, release and export grades as well as view student information. Manage student grades and information in iLearn, including: Navigate the gradebook Access and view student grades Update student grades Edit and manage important gradebook settings including filtering the gradebook by groups Use categories to organise grades Apply weightings for activities Exporting and importing grades Register here:

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2017 Learning & Teaching Grant Showcase & Pitch Session

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Macquarie Incubator,
8 Hadenfield Avenue
Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia
VR glasses on girl

The Office of PVC Learning and Teaching will host a showcase of six (6) recently completed Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority Grant (SPG) projects. Each presentation will outline the project, the process and its outcomes. This showcase will be followed by the 2018 Strategic Priority Grant pitches. If you are interested in applying for a 2018 grant, click here for information. AGENDA 12:00-13:00 - 2017 Learning and Teaching Grant Showcase 13:00-16:00 - 2018 Strategic Priority Grant Pitch sessions Lunch and…

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GoT: Digital Boards

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Finding ways to increase the amount and quality of student interactions online is an ongoing challenge, all the more prevalent with our endeavours to create effective blended learning environments. In this GoT session we will showcase two digital board tools that incorporate the use of text, images and videos to encourage connections, facilitate collaboration and build community amongst students studying online. Register Here: Please visit our website for more information on up and coming workshops: FMHS Learning and Teaching  

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Live Streaming Lectures: What You Need To Know – Faculty of Arts

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Australian Hearing Hub, S2.6.1.620,
University Avenue
Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia

In 2018, live streaming is being activated more broadly across Macquarie. Get to know the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform and how to maximise its interactive features for an optimal student experience. Create interactive quizzes and polls, get to know how to best use the Q&A feature, and understand better what students experience when they live stream. Bring your own device so you can participate as a student during the class.

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Live Streaming Lectures: What You Need To Know

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2018, live streaming is being activated more broadly across Macquarie. Get to know the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform and how to maximise its interactive features for an optimal student experience. Create interactive quizzes and polls, get to know how to best use the Q&A feature, and understand better what students experience when they live stream. Bring your own device so you can participate as a student during the class.

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