Tag Archives: Tips and Tricks

5 tips to improve the accessibility of your iLearn unit.

What comes to mind when you hear ‘accessibility’?

For many people accessibility is associated with supporting students with special needs. However, accessibility is important for all students, as it provides a better browsing experience, especially on mobiles and tablets, which are rapidly gaining in popularity.

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4 Years of Brilliant Ideas

We’ve crunched the numbers on 4 years of the Faculty Partnership Program. But because facts and figures don’t always tell the whole story,  we’ve also invited some Macquarie academics (Sijia Guo, Dr Michael Cavanagh, Dr Kirsty Davies, A/Prof Kerry Sherman and Susan Edwards) to provide their reflections, and a few teaching tips… Continue reading 4 Years of Brilliant Ideas

Connect More…with Alex Woods

Tell us something you’ve learned about teaching from your colleagues.

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned from a colleague is to show my passion and enthusiasm for acquiring skills and knowledge in my subject area, the study of ancient Egypt, so students in turn will be inspired to continue their learning journey long after their studies have ceased.

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The Penny Drops Moment: Kevin Brooks on Teaching (and The Matrix)

Psychology’s Associate Professor Kevin Brooks says he always spends the first week of teaching being deliberately grumpy. So how come his students keep voting him amongst the top lecturers in Australia? Is it just because he makes them watch The Matrix?

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How to Cut Onions without Crying: Michael Gillings on Teaching

Macquarie’s own Professor Michael Gillings is no stranger to the winner’s circle of the Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Awards. His students have voted him amongst the top four lecturers in Australia for each of the past five years. Admittedly there are a lot of potential voters – Michael’s first-year Biology unit has over a thousand students. So is his success just down to sheer numbers?

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