Tag Archives: online learning

10 relaxation techniques reviewed by a realist

Like most of us in this day and age, I have a healthy dose of anxiety. It’s this crazy, information bombardment, time sucking western world we live in. In this post, to save you time and energy, I’m sharing the results of various mindfulness/ relaxation techniques that I’ve road tested over the past few years. Continue reading 10 relaxation techniques reviewed by a realist

October’s Learning & Teaching Exchange: KickStart

Learning & Teaching Exchange – What is KickStart and how can it work for me?


All staff
 from across the university are invited!

KickStart LogoJoin us on Tuesday, 6th October for Learning & Teaching Exchange, the newly revamped iLearn Exchange which will now more have a broader focus on sharing innovations and best practices in learning and teaching at Macquarie.

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The Future We Want for Higher Education

The Paris Message, entitled “Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want” provides 15 clear points for governments, higher education leaders, academic staff and tertiary students.

The Paris Message has been issued by the Global High Level Policy Forum, organized by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE, held in Paris in June 2015 Continue reading The Future We Want for Higher Education

Paper can’t always match

I’ve been a student, a teacher and an educational designer so I’ve engaged with online assessments from a few different angles.  The question I’ve asked myself is – from each of these perspectives – do I fit the mould of eagerly anticipating the prospect of online assessments becoming the default in higher education … or do I need a bit more convincing?

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