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Designing Interactive Lectures with Echo360 Active Learning Platform

By simulating a large lecture teaching scenario this session will introduce participants to the new Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) and demonstrate how to use its features to design interactive and engaging lectures. Participants will

  • familiarise themselves with ALP and its interactive features
  • learn about its impact and effects on student engagement and learning (both staff- and student-perceived)
  • experience an interactive live streamed lecture as students
  • explore and develop ideas on how they can make use of ALP features in their teaching

Everyone is welcome to attend. We invite all teaching staff; anyone interested in trying new interactive teaching techniques; those already delivering interactive lectures with other tools; and those who want to design for student engagement.

BYOD Bring your own laptop or device, or live stream!

Users can access the interactive presentation and live stream by clicking here.

Click the link, login to iLearn.
Click the ‘Enrol Me’ button.
Click the Echo360 Active Learning Platform block link. ALP will open.
Click the listed presentation to view.

If you are planning to attend the session remotely by watching the live stream, please check that flash is installed and enabled in your browser by visiting https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html before the event. 

The vendor has pledged to update the platform in the near future to enable live streaming without the need for flash.

Designing and facilitating for external students (Workshop 2 of 2)

Do you have external students in your unit? Do you think that your unit could be better designed for these students? Then why not make some time in early July on Monday 3rd of July and Wednesday 5th July to attend a two-part workshop on Designing and facilitating for external students.

In this second Designing and facilitating for external students (Workshop 2) you will:

  1. Discuss and experience different online facilitation styles.
  2. Review and reflect on your own facilitation style.
  3. Develop a facilitation style that best supports the teaching and learning outcomes of your unit.

Don’t forget to bring along a laptop so you can fully participate in the workshop. Also, don’t worry, lunch will be provided, so you can come during lunchtime!

Designing Interactive Lectures with Echo360 Active Learning Platform

By simulating a large lecture teaching scenario this session will introduce participants to the new Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) and demonstrate how to use its features to design interactive and engaging lectures. Participants will

  • familiarise themselves with ALP and its interactive features
  • learn about its impact and effects on student engagement and learning (both staff- and student-perceived)
  • experience an interactive live streamed lecture as students
  • explore and develop ideas on how they can make use of ALP features in their teaching

Everyone is welcome to attend. We invite all teaching staff; anyone interested in trying new interactive teaching techniques; those already delivering interactive lectures with other tools; and those who want to design for student engagement.

BYOD Bring your own laptop or device, or live stream!

Users can access the interactive presentation and live stream by clicking here.

Click the link, login to iLearn.
Click the ‘Enrol Me’ button.
Click the Echo360 Active Learning Platform block link. ALP will open.
Click the listed presentation to view.

Please note, this workshop will run again on 26th July.

If you are planning to attend the session remotely by watching the live stream, please check that flash is installed and enabled in your browser by visiting https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html before the event. 

The vendor has pledged to update the platform in the near future to enable live streaming without the need for flash.

Designing and facilitating for external students (Workshop 1 of 2)

Do you have external students in your unit? Do you think that your unit could be better designed for these students? Then why not make some time in early July on Monday 3rd of July and Wednesday 5th July to attend a two-part workshop on Designing and facilitating for external students.

In this first Designing and facilitating for external students (Workshop 1) you will:

  1. Explore and evaluate different learning designs for external students.
  2. Create a design for engagement of external students and evaluation of the unit.
  3. Develop an online activity to support learning for external students.
  4. Apply visual design to support learning for external students.

Don’t forget to bring along a unit and a laptop so you can fully participate in the workshop. Also, don’t worry, lunch is on us, you can come during lunchtime and won’t get hungry!

Making Interactive Lectures with Echo360 Active Learning Platform

This workshop will introduce participants to the new Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) and demonstrate how to use its features to design interactive and engaging lectures. Participants will

  • familiarise themselves with ALP and its interactive features
  • learn about its impact and effects on student engagement and learning (both staff- and student-perceived)
  • experience an interactive live streamed lecture as students
  • explore and develop ideas on how they can make use of ALP features in their teaching

Everyone is welcome to attend. We invite all teaching staff; anyone interested in trying new interactive teaching techniques; those already delivering interactive lectures with other tools; and those who want to design for student engagement.

Bring your own laptop or device, or live stream!

Users can access the interactive presentation and live stream by clicking here.

Click the link, login to iLearn.
Click the ‘Enrol Me’ button.
Click the Echo360 Active Learning Platform block link. ALP will open.
Click the listed presentation to view.

Please note this workshop will run again on 5 July and 26 July.

If you are planning to attend the session remotely by watching the live stream, please check that flash is installed and enabled in your browser by visiting https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html before the event. 

The vendor has pledged to update the platform in the near future to enable live streaming without the need for flash.

3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).

“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder.  Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to”  Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.

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MOOCs at Macquarie

What is a MOOC? Why use a MOOC platform? What is the future of MOOCs at Macquarie?

Hear from…

  • Professor Sherman Young (PVC Learning & Teaching)
  • Dr Andrew McKenna (Big History Institute)
  • Professor Lesley Hughes (PVC, Research Integrity and Development)
  • Michael Rampe (Learning Innovation Hub)
  • A student perspective – Sam Crouch (FBE) and Aadidev Sabharwal (Big History Institute)

… about the benefits, possibilities and processes behind Massive Open Online Courses.

If you would like to live stream the event, please click here.

What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.

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Learning Analytics comes to iLearn

A new learning analytics tool in iLearn is available for session 1. The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) tracks which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. It can also provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.

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