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iFest is Coming: Get more out of Technology in your Teaching


iFest_2014Find out how to make the most of Web 2.0 technologies like Youtube, Twitter and RSS feeds in your teaching at Macquarie’s iFest! Running from 21 July to 1 August, iFest is a series of short workshops here on campus designed to help teaching staff enhance their unit design with digital tools.

Get mobile through Teaching with Tablets, and set up a synchronous virtual classroom with Collaborate . Explore the possibilities of analytics in iLearn, and learn how to make pre-recorded lectures easy with Echo 360 Personal Capture. And much more!

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Symposium on “Building Higher Degree Research Student Writing Capacity”

The Association of Academic Language and Learning (AALL)  is presenting a symposium Building Higher Degree Research Student Writing Capacity to be held at the University of Sydney, on October 3, 2014.

Abstracts are due July 16th !

This free one-day symposium is an opportunity for institutions to showcase innovative practices – offered by supervisors, academic developers and language advisers for example – that support doctoral writing and develop institutional capacity in developing researcher writing capabilities. The organisers are interested in individual and institutional innovations, theorisation and research, and we believe Macquarie University has much to offer in this regard. Continue reading Symposium on “Building Higher Degree Research Student Writing Capacity”

What’s new on the Horizon? Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education

Ed Studio Event:
Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education

with Dr Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium
Monday, 7 July 4pm – 5pm

The Education Studio is hosting Dr. Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, at an event to present his insights into the recently released NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education: A Horizon Project Regional Report (see http://teche.ltc.mq.edu.au/digital_fluency/). Continue reading What’s new on the Horizon? Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education

Register for the 3D Symposium on 8 July

3D Promo brochureThe 3D Symposium at Macquarie University on the 8th July will explore the latest in 3D technologies in Museum / Galleries / Learning / Teaching.  From printed pots to printed bones, augmenting reality and finding out what the next greatest thing in 3D will be – this event is for you!

You will get hands-on exposure to 3D printing, check out some great community projects, see some of the cool projects from Macquarie University lecturers and understand some of the copyright issues involved here.

Registration and program is available from here

 

Undergraduate Research Taking Over Australia’s Capital

ACU URCToday’s undergraduate students are recreating bones with the help of 3D printing facilities for use in anthropology classes, developing teaching materials for university staff, and discovering Universe’s ‘missing mass’! 
Whatever research your UG students are doing, help them join this year’s festival of Undergraduate Research in Canberra! Continue reading Undergraduate Research Taking Over Australia’s Capital

What does the future hold for the role of Unit Convenor?

community of practice

Cathy Rytmeister discusses the importance of the role of the  Unit Convenor.

Unit Convenors are the “grass-roots” leaders and managers of learning and teaching in the University, ensuring that Macquarie offers high-quality, pedagogically sound and policy- compliant units in its programs. Traditionally, unit convenors have drawn on their own research, scholarship and experience to design, develop and maintain curriculum, leading to a strong sense of identification with, ownership of and commitment to “their” units. The current focus on curriculum planning and management at the program level poses a challenge to this traditional view. Continue reading What does the future hold for the role of Unit Convenor?

Free Event: Transforming Higher Education with Augmented Reality

Augmented RealityCome along and listen to Dr Matt Bower and Mr David Grover, both from the School of Education, talk about the fascinating topic of Augmented Reality in Higher Education.

By enabling users to overlay multimedia information on the world around us, Augmented Reality has immense potential to transform tertiary education. This presentation outlines what Augmented Reality is, how it works, applications available to educators, and how it might be infused into the curriculum. The presentation will also provide an overview of the Augmented Reality knowledge base that has been developed as part of this project, which includes examples, resources and guides.

2pm – 3pm, Thursday 27 February, 2014
To join this informative and captivating session, please click here to register

iLearn Drop-in Clinic back in 2014!

 

Images courtesty of Tony Dwyer, LTC
Teaching staff enjoying 1:1 support at the Drop in Clinic.

Breathe a sigh of relief, the iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 1, 2014!

Come and get all the help you need with iLearn, iTeach and UNITS for Session 1, 2014.  No need to register, just swing by.

Mark these dates in your calendar:
Monday 17 Feb – Friday 28 Feb, 10am-4pm weekdays, C5A 204
Monday 3 Mar – Friday 7 Mar, 10am-4pm weekdays, E4B 308