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.
Adaptive learning will be on the agenda at this Tech Talk. Jacqui Hayes Director, Courseware Production at Smart Sparrow will be here to take us through the latest development in undergraduate Science education: https://inspark.education/biobeyond/
Not in a Science discipline? Come along anyway, you might just discover how adaptive learning could apply to your discipline.
Bring your laptop if you like as there will be an opportunity to access the system.
Tech Talk brings together Macquarie staff involved in supporting and designing technology-enabled learning, and those with a very keen interest in learning technologies.
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.