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Four new workshops on teaching and learning from Arts L&T in June and July

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Do you feel that you could improve the teaching and learning in your unit? Do you suspect that you could use iLearn more effectively to improve the teaching and learning experience? Have you heard of new policies and learning tools that will be rolled out in semester 2 and would like to find out more? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may be interested in the series of four new workshops from Arts L&T. These include Getting the most out of iLearn (Monday 27/6 10:30-12:00), Assessment tasks to drive engagement (Wednesday 29/6 10:30-12:00), Improve student learning through feedback (Tuesday 12/7 10:30-12:00), and Moderation (Thursday 14/7 11:00-12:30).

To register your interest for any of these workshops simply follow this link. You may need to login using your oneid to register for the workshop. Places are limited so it’s best to get in early.

Here is more information about each workshop.

Getting the most out of iLearn (Monday 27th June 10:30-12:00)

Do you feel frustrated when you use iLearn? Do you say to yourself, how can I use iLearn to support my students to learn, and is there an easier way to do this task? Do you want to know how to get the most out of iLearn? If so come to the Arts L&T workshop Getting the most out of iLearn on Monday 27th June 10:30-12. In it, we will explore different ways to present content, activities and resources that support effective teaching strategies and how to structure and use iLearn to work more effectively. This will be a practical session so we encourage you to bring along an iLearn unit and your own laptop (we can provide one if you prefer) to work on during the workshop.

Assessment tasks to drive engagement (Wednesday 29 June 10:30-12:00 TBC)

Assessment tasks can effectively drive learning in your unit. In the Arts L&T workshop Assessment tasks to drive engagement on Wednesday 29 June at 10:30-12 we will explore how you can use iLearn activities you may know (or may not) to develop different assessment tasks that will support student learning. We will examine how your peers are developing effective assessments in iLearn, and unpack how you can use them in your own unit. This will be a practical session so we encourage you to bring along an iLearn unit and your own laptop (we can provide one if you prefer) to work on during the workshop.

Improve student learning through feedback (Tuesday 12 July 10:30-12:00)

One of the most effective strategies to improve student learning is providing feedback. iLearn presents you with a wide range of activities and options within them that you can use to provide effective feedback. If you want to explore how you can improve the feedback to your students come to the Arts L&T workshop Improve student learning through feedback on Tuesday 12 July 10:30-12. In it, we will explore what constitutes effective feedback to support learning, how you can design activities in iLearn to provide this feedback and discover how peers are using feedback to support student learning. This will be a practical session so we encourage you to bring along an iLearn unit and your own laptop (we can provide one if you prefer) to work on during the workshop.

Moderation (Thursday 14 July 11:00-12:30)

Are you aware that Macquarie has a moderation process as part of the new Assessment policy? Do you know about the online moderation report that will be rolled out across the Arts Faculty in semester 2? If not, this workshop for unit convenors is for you. In it you will be introduced to the moderation process, have exposure to and practice with the new online moderation report, explore how the moderation process can support your teaching and learning, and apply the process to your unit of study.

Supporting Post-Doctoral Fellows in HDR Supervision

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In some disciplines, post-doctoral fellows are co-supervisors of Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates. The convenor of Macquarie University’s Supervision Enhancement Program (SEP), Associate Professor Merilyn Childs, is keen to establish a strategy with and for post-doctoral fellows that focuses on supervision as an aspect of their career development.

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