Find 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.
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”→
The 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.
The 2nd international conference organised by the Enable Network on new technologies for inclusive learning , on the 18 & 19 June, 2014 is free to attend online – book now to secure one of the limited places!
Today’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’!
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?→
Come 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