Gen Z, those born in the mid 90s to early 2000s, are likely to make up a large proportion of your current and upcoming cohorts. How can you gain and keep their attention?
All the way from University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, please welcome Bettina Pfaendner to the Faculty of Arts L&T team. To introduce herself Bettina took 5 minutes of her time to create a 1 minute video using her iPhone to introduce herself. Think about using your handheld device to create a quick video to … Continue reading New Arts L&T team member
One of our University’s best-kept L&T secrets is the Active Learning Space (ALS), located above Macquarie Theatre. Available for use since 2014, the ALS (cryptically designated as W2.4A 2.300 in the Timetables catalogue of rooms) is purpose-built to support and enhance pedagogies which build on the principles of active learning. Until recently, this effective and adaptable … Continue reading Space – the final (learning and teaching) frontier
We are proud today to launch the Faculty’s Learning and Teaching Green Paper – Learning 2020 The Learning 2020 Green Paper is structured around three central themes – ownership, value and connection. Each theme is mapped to four cohorts – students, staff, community and Faculty. The resulting twelve strategic priorities are intended to create an environment of … Continue reading Learning 2020 – Faculty of Human Sciences Learning & Teaching Green Paper
Are you interested in finding out what drives Peter Keegan, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University? Do you want to know what he thinks about teaching and practice at university and his views on convening a blended learning unit? If so, join us for a chat with … Continue reading Thoughts on teaching and practice: A chat with Peter Keegan
With the imminent changes to the Assessment policy and the upgrade from Turnitin V1 to V2 now is the perfect time to revitalise and transform your unit into a ‘healthy unit’. How do you do this? Below we have provided a list of ‘diagnosis’ tools to help you perform surgery on your unit. ‘Diagnostic’ and … Continue reading How ‘healthy’ is your unit for Session 2?
Are you a list person? Or do you like GTD methods (or as I like to say, Getting Stuff Done)? Do you Pomello or Pomodoro? Maybe we’ve been doing it all wrong….
Last year we worked together with Audrey Markowskei, an academic from the Department of Mathematics to trial a paperless work-flow for Maths232. I wrote an earlier post about the background to this pilot study and the difficulties of paperless assignments in mathematics; in this post I’ll share our results.
Students as Co-Creators From humble beginnings to broader horizons
By Lara Hardy, Online Student Support Officer, Off-campus Programs, Centre for Open Education When a baby born today graduates from university in approximately 23 years’ time, the jobs they apply for may not even exist today. With positions such as bank tellers, travel agents, cashiers, posties, and print journalists likely facing extinction by 2034, Associate … Continue reading Can internships prepare graduates for jobs that don’t yet exist?