While maintaining productivity and motivation in your everyday tasks, you may feel at times like your teaching efforts go unannounced. But you need to be reminded that your work is acknowledged and more often than not inspires others. Below we will hear from Professor John Croucher (pictured above receiving the award at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, from Senator Scott Ryan), the 2013 recipient of the now Australian University Teacher of the Year (AAUT). Continue reading Australian Awards for University Teaching
I am not going to lie, not all presentations across Macquarie have me bouncing off the walls about attending. This statement could be said before a certain university event I was invited to last week, however after said event, my tune has changed.
How do you convince an undergrad student to take up extra research over the summer break? No mean feat if you ask me. The sun is out, the days are long and warm and there are social events on every night of the week.
Good academic practice includes understanding how you can utilise other people’s material in your lessons and the practical alternatives available when you are stuck. This makes copyright fundamental to what you do.
Many people cringe at hearing the word and that is understandable as copyright can be tricky. However, copyright principles can also be simple and in most cases educators can do a lot more than they realise.
Learn more about Copyright by downloading the “Copyright and Education slides .
This presentation sets out the basics – it explains what copyright is and talks about the special provisions that exist in Australia to enable educational institutions to use other people’s copyright material without having to seek permission. It also includes some smart tips on managing copyright in the digital age.
Written by Sylvie Saab, Executive Information Policy Officer, Library