What do accounting, permaculture and performance artist Marina Abramovic have in common? Nick McGuigan thrives on hunting for teaching inspiration from unexpected sources. Before you catch him at Learning and Teaching Week, find out a little more about what makes Nick tick… Continue reading A Curious Mind: Connect More with…Nick McGuigan
Have you ever wondered how different faculties at Macquarie might approach program-based design? We asked Professor Anne Ross-Smith (Associate Dean of Curriculum and Quality Assurance, Faculty of Business and Economics) to share her thoughts.
This is the story of two brave explorers who are paving their way, through forests of disengagement, swamps of lecture slides, and competing with Facebook posts, to find their Holy Grail – An active learning environment in their class.
Mauricio Marrone and Murray Taylor are exploring storytelling in their International Business and Accounting classrooms, by creating topic-related animations, video interviews with business experts, and even ‘animating’ podcasts. Continue reading Once upon a time in Business and Economics…
The second national leadership summit on quality learning and teaching with sessional staff was hosted at Macquarie University on Friday 10 April. With representatives from 35 institutions, including the Office for Learning and Teaching and a director from TEQSA, the atmosphere on the day was vibrant. Following the keynotes, Pecha Kuchas introduced the finalists in the National BLASST Good Practice Awards.
We are pleased to advise that Turnitin have released the update to fix the issue with their app.
The Learning Systems Team have also completed testing of the updated app before announcing the release. Testing has shown that the issue is indeed fixed.
What to do now? You will need to download the update the app on your iPad. Go to the app store here. Sorry to Andriod users, Turnitin only developed an app for iPad.
Have your students started the session a little slower than you’d like? Wish they were more engaged from the very beginning? 20 Unit Convenors gave their students the chance to hit the ground running in Session 1 this year with the inclusion of KickStart in their units.
What’s all the fuss about KickStart, you say? Well, we’ve put together this self enrolling Showcase Unit so you can take a peek at what some of your colleagues have been creating with this new pre-session initiative.
Macquarie University’s inaugural Banking, Trading and Consulting Fair hosted jointly by The Career and Employment Service and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management will be held next week.
WHEN: Wednesday 4th March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
WHERE: MGSM Campus, Macquarie University
All FBE staff are welcome and encouraged to come meet the employers who will include:
- Commonwealth Bank
- Macquarie Group
- 180degrees Consulting
- Aliom Trading
The Banking,Trading and Consulting Fair is a professional and invite-only event for students; only those with high GPAs and Merit Scholars will be attending.
Recently, I read an article about digital hoarding (can’t remember where though). I have to admit, I save emails I don’t really need to – just in case – and the number of photos I have on my smart phone…. (mainly of my hairy child, Samuel – here’s one for you). It made me think about the number of iLearn units that I have seen with content still labelled Blackboard or Moodle Migration Report from the migration in 2011, and unit guides (hidden of course) from the 1970s. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a touch, but you get the idea.