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August 2017

What Are My Students Up To? Learning Analytics in iLearn – Session 2 (Encore performance)

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For those that missed this workshop on the 24th of July, here is the encore performance. This workshop will introduce you to the new learning analytics plugin in iLearn the Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP). Once you complete the workshop you will be able to use MEAP in your unit for session 2. The workshop will cover: Exploring the research on MEAP and learning analytics Understanding how MEAP works Developing a student “at-risk” profile Writing and composing messages NB: So that…

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Teaching in iLearn for Tutors

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
iLearn article

This workshop is designed for Tutors or Teaching Assistants who will be teaching with iLearn. It will provide participants with an overview of iLearn, how to access student work online, use forums and make announcements. It is particularly useful for casual academic tutors or teaching assistants who are not responsible for building or editing content but need to access student work in iLearn such as online assignments, quizzes and forums. The Convenor role in iLearn is responsible for building and…

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iLearn Tools – Turnitin Feedback Studio & Rubrics

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
iLearn article

Feedback Studio 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 Feedback Studio to provide feedback to students. Explore the features of Feedback Studio to provide students with assignment grades and feedback, including QuickMarks and Rubrics. Recognise methods for using Feedback Studio as a time efficient tool to provide students with rich, personalised feedback.

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Voice Thread Basics Training Webinar

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
W6A Room 107,
Macquarie University
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VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents and videos to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments. It has been in use at Macquarie for almost 2 years and has garnered several positive results. This training seminar, provided by the team at Voice Thread, will provide an overview of the software and how it can be implemented into your unit. For more information on Voice Thread click here. You can livestream,…

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September 2017

LTX – Meet Coursera

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
E7A, Level 8,
14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue
Coursera HQ

Representatives from US-based company Coursera, one of the world's leading online education platforms, with over 25 million learners, are making a rare and exciting visit to Macquarie. Macquarie is one of only 149 global universities that partner with Coursera. At present, we have offerings in Big History in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Business and Economics is developing a specialisation around specific professional skills. Register Here:

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Faculty of Arts Community of Practice

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Australian Hearing Hub Level 2, Room 2:320,
The Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue
Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109 Australia
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The Community of Practice is a paid event that is designed as a forum for our new casual academic staff to meet, discuss and share their learning and teaching experiences and learn about more learning and teaching techniques and technologies that will provide students with a valuable learning experience. Afternoon Tea will be provided.

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Patyegarang Oration 2017

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
E7A, Level 8,
14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue

Macquarie University invites you to join us for the Patyegarang Oration 2017. The Patyegarang Oration is an annual event held at Macquarie to celebrate the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander community and promotes reconciliation through the sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, teaching and knowledge. This year the oration also aligns with Indigenous Literacy Day which is a national day of celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, stories, language and literacy. The Patyegarang Oration is a key…

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iLearn Tools – Turnitin Feedback Studio & Rubrics

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
iLearn article

Feedback Studio 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 Feedback Studio to provide feedback to students. Explore the features of Feedback Studio to provide students with assignment grades and feedback, including QuickMarks and Rubrics. Recognise methods for using Feedback Studio as a time efficient tool to provide students with rich, personalised feedback.

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Exam Writing Workshop

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will cover all aspects of writing an exam, from overall design to moderation and how to write questions. Exams are a major part of assessment in Science and Engineering: we should put some effort into getting them correct and giving our students the best possible chance of demonstrating their learning. The workshop will be led by AD L&T James Downes, who has headed Physics exams for the HSC, with other experienced examiners from the faculty.   What it will cover: The…

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Connect: Team-Based Learning

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
F10A – Interactive Zone,
Ground Floor, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University, 2109

Team-Based Learning Increase engagement, spark discussion, encourage negotiation and inspire collaboration - welcome to Team-Based Learning. Join Professor Joanne Lind and Dr Morwenna Kirwan as they take us through what TBL entails and how they have successfully trialled the approach in the Bachelor of Clinical Science. Register Here Please visit our website for more information on up and coming workshops: FMHS Learning and Teaching  

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