Often the best lectures are those that don’t feel like lectures. A good presentation is one that keeps you interested and engaged, wondering what will come next. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to witness a few really outstanding lectures; ones that really made me sit up and pay attention, and these are my top three:
We are pleased to announce on behalf of the PVC L&T that Macquarie University, in partnership with UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), has launched a pilot HEA Fellowship program at the University. A cohort of forty academic and professional staff, drawn from the five Faculties, PACE, Learning Skills, Sustainability, Careers, LIH, MUIC, the Numeracy Centre, and the Library, has been brought together for the pilot, in preparation for a formal launch of the MQ HEA Fellowship program in 2018.
The Careers and Employment Service ran a seminar on Wednesday, exploring misconceptions around employability with a focus on how academics can embed employability into their teaching, no matter the discipline or individual unit.
On a balmy spring afternoon in October Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce Dowton addressed a crowd of Macquarie staff on Macquarie’s long-term strategic framework, Our Universities: A Framing of Futures, and the progress made in the last five years. Continue reading Framing of Futures
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) recently embarked on a process of discovery using ‘service design thinking’ to enhance the student experience. Continue reading Design for Change – How Service Design Thinking Can Improve Programs
This week’s iLearn Open House features three units from Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman from the Department of English: ENGL121 Creative Writing 1: An Introduction, ENGL231 Writing: From Manuscript to the Digital Age, and ENGL389 Textual Practices. Marcelle uses the iLearn platform to strategically frame content, fostering student engagement. The organised layout and well placed design elements throughout all three units have resulted in positive student feedback. Continue reading iLearn Open House – Featuring ENGL121, ENGL231 & ENGL389
Every once in a while, we’ll be asking Macquarie pracademics about their teaching scholarship and research. For this article we asked Learning Innovation Hub Senior Learning Designer and Teche regular Dr Lilia Mantai, who graduated on 21 September 2017 with a PhD on doctoral education (very meta) at Macquarie. Continue reading Pracademics – Teaching during the PHD
Classroom response systems (CRS) are well recognised active learning strategies. Although student participation and engagement doesn’t necessarily equal learning, we know that active learning strategies promote learning. Continue reading Designing Classroom Interaction with Digital Technology
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A gut-wrenching feeling has stirred within me that I can no longer ignore. I’ve had to honestly ask myself: have I lost momentum in my career, and life in general? And if so, how do I get these proverbial balls rolling again?