Wouldn’t it be good to get in the same room with people who have spent years thinking about important learning and teaching issues? I had such an opportunity yesterday, when I attended a workshop by OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching) fellows A/Prof. Sophie Arkoudis and Dr Anne Harris looking on a thorny issue of communication skills of our graduates.
Missed it? Not to worry – here are my top 6 takeaways. A 3-hour workshop in 3 minutes! Continue reading 6 takeaways about improving students’ communication skills
Have you ever wished that your students were able to access some background learning that would make them more effective and successful students? Do some of your students lack basic Word, Excel or Powerpoint skills that would help them perform better? Do you want students to have foundation learning in your field but have no time to teach these fundamentals?
Lynda.com may be part of the answer.
Continue reading Three ways to let Lynda.com work behind the scenes in your unit
Learning Skills is here to help get your students ready for exams, with a one-hour ‘pop-up’ workshop on 9 June.
Continue reading Would you like your students exam-ready?
The Learning Skills Unit has recently relocated into a new home – the Macquarie University Library. The move is already opening up possibilities for enhancing student support in academic literacies for your students.
Continue reading Synergy at the Library Info Desk and beyond
Macquarie’s Learning Skills team offers free workshops and support for students with academic writing and study skills, and is also a valuable resource for staff.
Continue reading Workshops and Advice for Students and Staff from Learning Skills
Learning Skills will be running services for your students throughout Session 3. Here’s what we’re offering:
Continue reading Learning Skills gearing up for Session 3
StudyWISE is the university’s academic literacies iLearn space. It’s designed to empower students by guiding the development of skills and strategies for successful learning.
We’re currently surveying undergraduate students and staff about their experiences using StudyWISE.
Continue reading Are you using StudyWISE?
An effective way to demonstrate the style of writing expected in your discipline is to show students a model or exemplar answer. Ideally this should be an assignment written by a student from a previous iteration of your unit, keeping in mind that this requires the written permission of the student. Continue reading Scaffolding the development of academic writing