Associate professor Craig O’Neill is not your average lecturer; and teaching ‘Drone Mounted Geophysics’ not your average subject. I sat down with Craig to find out where the industry is headed and how to run a class of students flying drones.
Have you ever wondered why we experience dèjà vu? Like most people, I had a theory (when I was younger) and it may have been a little crazy, unfounded and involving astral travelling. Researchers now using MRIs are putting my lousy theory on the scrap heap.
What’s that old adage about teaching a man to fish? Associate Professor Melanie Bishop was recently honoured with a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for her work in enhancing student learning through active approaches – including setting up a ‘mock fishery’ in her classroom! We asked Melanie to share some of her teaching experiences.
Join Dr Andis Klegeris from the University of British Columbia, Canada, as he discusses tutor-less methods of conducting problem-based learning exercises in large undergraduate science classes.
Active learning, critical thinking and problem-solving are the most attributes most sought after by employers looking to take on STEM graduates, according to a report from the Office of the Chief Scientist.
When Associate Professor Michael Hitchens studied for his mathematics degree, nobody ever talked about what he would do with it after graduation. Thirty years later, he says, we have a responsibility to our students to do more.
By 2017, all content on iLearn will be made visible to all Macquarie staff. Or at least that’s what’s proposed in the recent Learning and Teaching Green Paper. So what happens when you open up your unit content to your colleagues? Ask Associate Professor Jenny Donald.
Science unit convenors present their “warts and all” assessment of Kickstart: how well did the pre-session engagement initiative work in its first outing in the Faculty of Science and Engineering?
We are pleased to advise that Turnitin have released the update to fix the issue with their app.
The Learning Systems Team have also completed testing of the updated app before announcing the release. Testing has shown that the issue is indeed fixed.
What to do now? You will need to download the update the app on your iPad. Go to the app store here. Sorry to Andriod users, Turnitin only developed an app for iPad.
Have your students started the session a little slower than you’d like? Wish they were more engaged from the very beginning? 20 Unit Convenors gave their students the chance to hit the ground running in Session 1 this year with the inclusion of KickStart in their units.
What’s all the fuss about KickStart, you say? Well, we’ve put together this self enrolling Showcase Unit so you can take a peek at what some of your colleagues have been creating with this new pre-session initiative.