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A countdown to Opening iLearn [important]

Have you ever wondered what is being covered in other units of study at Macquarie?

You may be a unit convenor looking to incorporate interdisciplinary examples in your unit to help students connect the dots between your and other units. Or you might want to see how your colleagues are designing their online units to get some fresh ideas and inspiration. Continue reading A countdown to Opening iLearn [important]

FiLT and TIP revenant!

Faculty Learning and Teaching teams have been working in partnership with the Learning Innovation Hub to redesign our foundational learning and teaching professional development programs (TIP and FiLT). These programs will be delivered in blended mode, with both central common components and faculty-specific requirements.

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Professional Development and Communities of Practice

Recently, I participated in the Advanced Professional Development Program for International Academic Staff (APDP) currently happening on campus. With this program, the Learning and Teaching Centre (the program’s host and developer) has reached beyond campus walls, inviting academics from China to observe and explore the workings of the University through attending workshops and presentations (many developed and delivered by LTC staff) and visiting lectures and tutorials on campus.

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The Advanced Professional Development Program for International Academic Staff

This week, Macquarie University commenced an Advanced Academic Development Program (AADP) for a delegation of sixty Academics from China. We welcome 60 (yes, sixty!) bright-eyed academics, specialising in Law and Economics, to professional development on campus.

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Special Seminar: Professional Recognition for University Teachers – Why & How

Why are professional standards important in university teaching as a framework for professional recognition? How might professional recognition benefit Australian academics? Join Dr Beth Beckmann PFHEA, from the Australian National University, for an interactive presentation, Thursday 16th July, at 1pm.

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Design Develop Implement: a team based approach

The Design Develop Implement (DDI) initiative is a “fantastic team-based approach and an exemplar for how learning innovation and design should happen at MQ” (Professor Sherman Young-PVC LTD).

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DDI Learning Design Process

This year a team lead by Dr Panos Vlachopoulos and Deidre Seeto from the Learning and Teaching Centre piloted an evidence-based collaborative approach to program learning design and development. Continue reading Design Develop Implement: a team based approach