The November 11th iLearn Exchange looked at intensive or compressed curriculum and stimulated some great discussion. Dr Peter Keegan outlined the approach Ancient History has taken in Session 3 units. Ms Scarlet An talked about the FBE ‘KickStart‘ initiative and working with convenors on developing intensive units. Thank you, Peter and Scarlet!
Dr Peter Keegan, Ancient History
The unit that Peter used as an illustration is a ‘Planet’ unit that is 1st year or level 1. In session 3, it has between 250-300 students. One convenor manages and marks the unit.
Continue reading Exchange: Session 3 Tips
What concerns Macquarie academics about how students are using social media in class or for learning? Which discipline areas are currently using social media in teaching at Macquarie? (hint: it’s not necessarily the ones you might expect!)
Find out the answers to these questions and more at the forthcoming seminar on Integrating Social Media into Learning and Teaching.
Continue reading Trending Topic: Social Media in Learning and Teaching at Macquarie
The Exchange on Tuesday 29 July was a bumper edition focusing on video in education, presented by the Arts faculty. The breadth of approaches was impressive, punctuated by personal stories. Aspects of all the projects were or are currently supported by the LTC, through the Faculty Partnership Program (FPP) and other means.
Continue reading The Art of Educational Videos
Macquarie staff have fared extremely well in the 2013 Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Awards. After more than 100,000 votes were counted, no less than six of our staff placed among the top 15 lecturers in Australia!
Department of Biological Sciences’ Professor Michael Gillings continued his rise up the list over recent years, coming in at second overall! (See his Tedx MacquarieUniversity talk here).
Other Macquarie staff placed in the top 15 were:
- Dr Paul Mason, Anthropology (3rd)
- Dr Kevin Brooks, Psychology (6th)
- Matthew Mansour, Computing / Accounting & Corporate Governance (11th)
- Dr Andrew Dahdal, Accounting & Corporate Governance (12th)
- Associate Professor Greg Downey, Anthropology (13th)
You can see the full list of the winners, plus the top ten lecturers from Macquarie, here.
The Distance Education Online MQ WIKI site
Andrew Burrell in the Centre for Open Education regularly puts up links to current materials and research in the field that you may find interesting. Continue reading Trends in Online Learning