From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).
“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder. Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to” Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.
Continue reading 3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know
The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.
Continue reading What is the Learning Innovation Hub?
Video blogs, or vlogs, are a great way to quickly convey information in a personal and visual way. If you’ve thought about starting a vlog, or if you’re looking to take your current video blogging skills to the next level, I’ve got 6 tips to share with you that can help you create a better vlog. Continue reading 6 Tips To Improve Your Video Blogs
I came across this provocative video describing today’s formal educational systems as “ancient institutions” that have “outlived” their relevance. Continue reading “Do you prepare students for the future, or the past?”
Have you ever wondered how tennis balls are made? Me neither until I came across this video, showing the 20 steps involved. There’s a certain beauty in the filming and is calming to watch, like Baraka (the 1992 film that was a ‘guided meditation on humanity’) of sports equipment!
Learning & Teaching Exchange – What is KickStart and how can it work for me?
All staff from across the university are invited!
Join us on Tuesday, 6th October for Learning & Teaching Exchange, the newly revamped iLearn Exchange which will now more have a broader focus on sharing innovations and best practices in learning and teaching at Macquarie.
Continue reading October’s Learning & Teaching Exchange: KickStart
Interested in collaborative learning, games based learning, motivation of learners or video analysis? You won’t want to miss this talk by the University of Hamburg’s Professor Jens Siemon on 7 October.
Continue reading Special Presentation: Time on Task in Collaborative Learning
Educational video is in a period of rapid growth for a variety of reasons.
Michael Rampe, LTC Educational Designer, will be presenting a workshop which will empower participants to look beyond lecture capture and talking head videos to the broader pedagogical possibilities enabled by modern educational media.
Continue reading Designing videos for learning – Workshop 30 June
Quickly and easily create a short video to welcome students to your unit, introduce yourself, and generate some excitement about the topic you teach.
The LTC Pop-up Studio team will help you to create a high-definition ‘Unit Welcome’ video in a supportive and easy-going atmosphere, for release next session.
Continue reading Create a welcome video!
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?
Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the Unknown: Kickstart in Science