Nearly 300,000 international students chose to pursue their higher education in Australia in 2017 (Australian Government 2017). That’s almost three times the seating capacity at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the sporting fans reading this! If Macquarie Learning & Teaching staff increase their awareness of the experience of international students, and know where to find support, as a community we can foster a positive learning environment for over 20% of our cohort.
Iain Brew, Clinical AV & IT Coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, has recently led a major upgrade in the Surgical Skills Lab. While a project of this nature may sound like it comes with a hefty price tag, as many technical upgrades do, Brew’s background in Macquarie’s Sustainability Unit empowered his adaptable approach to the project.
This weeks’ iLearn Open House features LAWS259 – International Law.
Dr Roy Baker, from Macquarie Law School, is the convenor of LAWS259 International Law. This unit introduces students to key principles, rules and concepts in International Law and examines how they shape contemporary international relations. Baker took over this unit in 2016 – at the time the iLearn unit contained little more than the unit guide.
Macquarie University Library has recently subscribed to a collaborative writing and publishing tool: Overleaf. Using this tool, you can create, edit and share your research online. As part of this subscription all current Macquarie University students and staff are able to create a 20GB Pro+ account. Continue reading Polished Documents Made Easy With Overleaf
This was going to be a very different post.
Inspired by a comment on the last Pracademics post on Time Management, this post on Saying No was going to cover, in rough order – Continue reading Pracademics. #Saying No
A learning task and assessment like no other, first and third year MQ Advanced Biology students are developing activities for school students and community members participating in the ‘Wild Science Race’ at Taronga Zoo as part of Sydney Science Festival. Continue reading Science Students Racing at the Zoo
Take a tour of over 4000 units in iLearn – for inspiration, new ideas and exemplars.
Over the last ten weeks Emeritus Professor Angela Brew presented ten simple suggestions to help you change your units or parts of your units to develop students’ research skills and competencies that you can adapt to suit your particular context. Here is a recap:
Week 1 of Session 2 2017 saw the roll out of the Echo360 system upgrade to the Active Learning Platform.
Here’s the top 15 Staff FAQs and top 9 Student FAQs about your upgraded lecture capture software: Continue reading FAQs for Echo360’s Active Learning Platform