It’s been on everyone’s radar for some time. Students need transitional support when they come to university. While the university has plenty of resources, it can often be a quagmire to navigate finding them.
One thing that came out of the visits to Department meetings is that to aid retention, we really need to do more to guide students during the start of university.
Continue reading Welcoming & supporting undergrads in FOHS
2016 marked a transition to Faculty level learning support which had been provided by the Learning and Teaching Centre. With the ‘devolution’ of the LTC, we were allocated three roles and that’s how we ended up with Agnes, Alex (who is currently on parental leave), Rebecca and Beverley (who is replacing Alex). We also have Dr Natal’ya Galliott, Dr Susanne Pratt, Ray Gillies working on two projects, Kylie Coaldrake replacing Lia, who is project managing one of our strategic grants. Phew! You’ve met most of us before and may remember us from And Gladly articles such as: Continue reading FoHS Learning Support evolution 2016
How do you know when students are really engaged? You scan their brain!
Bianca De Wit and David Kaplan will be sharing with the MQ community how they have used their research to create an active, completely engaging learning opportunity for students majoring in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. You will hear about how they have combined education, and neuroscience research to create an affordable, scalable and highly portable teaching lab. Students are immersed in hands-on, exploratory research activities which give them a live window into the workings of the human brain, seeing the concepts in action.
Continue reading When research + lab work creates an enriching student learning experience
You are invited to attend a presentation session that will showcase the ten best entries in the PSY399 Outstanding Placement Competition for 2015 students.
Continue reading Invitation: PSY399 Outstanding Placement Competition for 2015 students
I wanted to experiment with blended learning even though I had little idea of what it meant and what it required. All I knew was that by the third hour of my workshop, when I was expecting students to be creative, they were tired and had little time to reflect on new ideas and concepts.
Continue reading Anything is possible!
“We know what we want to do but we’re just not sure of the best way to do it or even whether we have the skills and equipment to do it!” This sentiment initiated the current Faculty Partnership Program (FPP) project with the Faculty of Human Sciences, involving the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) and the Macquarie School of Education Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP).
Continue reading FPP: Collaborating for successful outcomes
According to the Faculty of Human Sciences’ Dr Mitch Parsell, one simple 3-step exercise has “produced a substantial reduction in student plagiarism cases across the Faculty.”
Continue reading Could 3 simple steps help you ‘design out’ plagiarism?
How do your students stay in touch with developments in their future professions while they are studying? How do they make those important connections with other academics and professionals working in their chosen field? Embedding social media into your learning design can help with this, and much more.
Continue reading Connecting students with professional worlds through social media
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.
Continue reading UPDATE – it’s working! Technical alert: Turnitin iPad app