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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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Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics

Have you often wondered what your students were up to in the maze that is iLearn? There are so many things to keep track of! Students spending time (or not) on iLearn. Students submitting assignments on time (or not). Students responding to forums posts (or not). Students doing well in assignments (or not). Continue reading Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics

EduTV now available: jump in!

Here’s a quick rundown on how EduTV can work for you.

What it is

Informit EduTV is an online TV streaming resource for Australian tertiary institutions providing content across a range of learning areas including Business, Economics, Health, History, Indigenous studies, Legal studies, Media studies, Performing arts, Politics, Government, Religious studies, Science, Technology, Society, Culture, Visual arts and design.informit-logo

It logs free-to-air television , significant documentaries, and includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, NITV, BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Contents are accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.

What it does

Informit EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and watch relevant television content instantly. The database contains over 30,000 programs including documentaries, drama and series. Content includes documentaries, drama, series and more from free-to-air and pay TV.remote

Archives of programs start from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly

It can be searched by key subject areas, or new programmes, or alphabetical listing.

What you could do with it

You can save programmes to the my favourites folder. These can be filed in multiple folders, titled in a method which suits you.

You can make short clips to show in lectures, or for use to support your conference presentations. These clips can be saved in your my projects tab.

As an educational tool you are likely to find material to support your research or teaching, as well as your wider interests.

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You will find Informit EduTV listed under the Library database holdings (choose the database tab in MultiSearch, and search from there). The library also offers other streaming video resources to support your learning and teaching.

If you want more information or help, contact your Research Librarian.

 

 

Digital ideas can be easy and engaging

There’s a myth I’d like to dispel, that using technology is hard and takes a lot of time. Technology and the use of digital tools can be easy to learn, adopt and implement in your teaching. Here’s where you can find some gold.

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iLearn – Goodbye Wimba Voiceboards, hello VoiceThread!

The Learning Innovation Hub advises that a tool within iLearn, Wimba Voice Board will be decommissioned by the end of this year and will no longer be available to use after 31 Dec 2016.

It will be replaced with another tool called VoiceThread which is now available for anyone wanting to use it.

Commenting tools in VoiceThreadVoiceThread allows you to set up an online asynchronous space for students to discuss and leave comments on presentations and images using annotations, text and audio.  Students can also create and submit their own presentation, all through a link in iLearn. Neat!

 

Demo of annotation in Voice ThreadVoiceThread has been trialed successfully so far is in languages at MQ, where students record spoken responses to a posted question/stimulus the language they are learning. The teacher can then also respond with a text or spoken comment with feedback.

It is also a tool that is suitable for the flipped classroom and can complement any active learning strategy.

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Visit the VoiceThread website for more information about the tool.

An online basics training workshop is also running on Wed 2 November, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM AEDT and more training will be offered in the future.

If you would like to use VoiceThread, send a request to ilearn.help@mq.edu.au to have the link added to your iLearn unit/s.

MoodleMooters – all about networks and sharing

What do you call a group of Learning Designers, System Analysts, System Administrator and a Developer? I’m not sure either but we are a group of five at MoodleMoot 2016 conference. What’s Moodle, you ask? Moodle is our online learning system, what we know as iLearn. Continue reading MoodleMooters – all about networks and sharing

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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