If you’re interested in finding out more about how students learn in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world, if you’re keen to gain new insights into curriculum design, assessment and pedagogy, and if you’re hoping to build your skills in integrating learning technologies into your teaching, this is the program for you.
It all started with an idea for unique laboratory experiment in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (CBMS337 and CBMS837) unit in the CBMS department. Students would fish one protein from a complex protein soup from a cancer cell to learn about the principles of how antibodies work. Even better than this, the lab would use for the first time cutting-edge magnetic beads to complete the lab on time: the lab would normally take over four hours but it was allocated only three hours.
Universities are big places, comparable to schools but actually, so different. You can complete an entire degree knowing little else about the campus and its daily activities, I certainly did. You can also complete a degree at a parallel time as another student but fail to ever meet them. The thing that comes to mind for comparison is a train, you can enter one carriage, and have no idea what is happening or who else is travelling on another carriage, before you depart into the world. That’s why Teche blog is great for uncovering the amazing ‘happenings’ at Macquarie.
Want to have a say on Macquarie’s Learning Technologies?
The Learning Innovation Hub is developing its strategic plan for the next 5 years and would love your input. We want to know what you think is working, not working and what you would like to see in the future in relation to the technologies through which you learn at Macquarie. This is not about IT concerns, but rather what you would like to see in the learning space, for example:
What extra features would you like see in I-Learn?
How you would like to access lectures and video content?
Do you think learning content and resources are easily accessible?
What do you think about the idea of “bring your own device”?
Would you like to see more gamification and simulations in learning delivery?
How do you see virtual and augmented reality technologies enhancing learning in the future?
Are you using any technologies outside of the university that you think could have learning applications?
Join us for a Student Forum on Learning Technologies!
Did you register for the Teaching Induction Program (TIP) this year? Did you teach this year for the first time?
This session is designed as a debrief and feedback session for new teaching staff. You don’t have to have registered in or completed TIP – although we are certainly interested in your feedback on this program if you did participate in it.
Are you one of these people who finds themselves saying at a dinner party “At least there is a lot of autonomy in what I do…” when you talk about your teaching??
Think again. Research suggests that working in isolation might actually be harmful for your job satisfaction and well-being, especially if you are an ‘early career’ academic.
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.
Associate professor Craig O’Neill is not your average lecturer; and teaching ‘Drone Mounted Geophysics’ not your average subject. I sat down with Craig to find out where the industry is headed and how to run a class of students flying drones.
Calling all Teche readers. On behalf of the Learning and Innovation Hub and the Teche Editorial Team, we would like to introduce to you all….(drumroll please)….. The 2016 Teche Awards!
We are asking you, the Teche community to pick the winners, it’s your vote (for the People’s Choice awards, that is).
The Teche blog has had 191 posts in the last year, a whopping 7233 views during August and an outstanding 585 views on the 25th August. For that, we would like to reward your efforts!
The winners will be announced at the Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards on Monday, October 24th.
The categories are:
The Post with the Most Impact
The Learning and Teaching People’s Choice
The Overall People’s Choice
So dear reader, cast your vote here!
Voting closes on the 24th September.