Got the skills to pay the bills?
Did you know that the Learning and Teaching Centre runs iLearn training specifically for Tutors? It covers all of the general functions a tutor would be required to undertake in an iLearn unit, from moderating discussion forums to entering marks in the gradebook. Since February, we have run six of these workshops plus an online version of the workshop, which is self paced.
Does this sound like something you’re keen to get in on? Or perhaps you know a tutor who might want to attend? Send them our way……..
Teaching in iLearn for Tutors, Thursday 27 March (register here)
Discover iLearn for Tutors online (available anytime – register here).
Are you new to teaching, new to Macquarie University or would like to revisit and develop your teaching skills? Then the Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FILT) program will definitely be for you.
Join Dr Trudy Amber from the Faculty of Arts as she takes you through this 5 Module continuous mode program. There are 9 face-to-face teaching sessions with on-going support and reflection between each module, facilitated through iLearn.
This program commences on Wednesday 12 March through to Wednesday 28 May with 9 x 2 hour sessions, 12 noon to 2pm in W6A 107.
For more information on this exciting program or to register, please click here
Are you mystified by the various lecterns at Macquarie? No problem, the AVTS team
are running Lectern training sessions to ensure you can work it like a pro!
Lectern Training Dates For Session 1
No booking is required – just turn up!
- Type 0D – 9am Thursday 27th February – E5A 130
- Type 1/2 – 11am Thursday 27th February – W5A T1
- Type 1/2D – 9am Friday 28th February – E5A 120
- Type 0 – 11am Friday 28th February – W5C 234
If you are not sure which lectern is in your teaching space, please ask your Unit Convenor or Department Administrator or check this handy list.
Prefer a bit of self-help? Check out this page for all your questions and answers.
Hot Tip: Add the AVTS (Audio Visual Technical Services) Help Desk number 7571 (02 98507571) to your phone to avoid panic in front of your students.
Come along and listen to Dr Matt Bower and Mr David Grover, both from the School of Education, talk about the fascinating topic of Augmented Reality in Higher Education.
By enabling users to overlay multimedia information on the world around us, Augmented Reality has immense potential to transform tertiary education. This presentation outlines what Augmented Reality is, how it works, applications available to educators, and how it might be infused into the curriculum. The presentation will also provide an overview of the Augmented Reality knowledge base that has been developed as part of this project, which includes examples, resources and guides.
2pm – 3pm, Thursday 27 February, 2014
To join this informative and captivating session, please click here to register
Check out what the Learning and Teaching Centre’s upcoming workshops are for Session 1, 2014.
There are exciting programs coming up such as the Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FiLT), Flexible Learning at Macquare (FLaMe), to name but a couple. You can pick a printed copy up from C3B 315, or we can send you a copy in the mail. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone x9721 to request a copy.
You can also check out all the workshops online at https://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/Workshops/index.php
Are you a Supervisor who is new to Macquarie or new to HDR Supervision? If so, this workshop may be for you.
This workshop is designed to introduce, share and reflect on appropriate approaches to supervisory practice. It includes discussion of different perspectives of supervision, the changing nature of the PhD and PhD candidates, the institutional, framing and expectations of supervision at MQ, new models of supervision and reflective practice in supervision. The face-to-face sessions comprise two half-days, and the online version of the workshop is open for five days.
Date: Thursday, 30 January (Module 1) and Monday, 10 February (Module 2)
To register click here
FLaMe is a professional development program that introduces Macquarie staff to some of the key principles and techniques for successfully blending online and face-to-face teaching. Participants are supported to redesign a current iLearn unit or create a new one for blended delivery.
Dr Albert Atkin participated in the FLaMe program earlier this year. “Even though I have quite a lot of teaching experience, the FLaMe course was very enlightening for me and I have been able to put much of what I learned there to use. More importantly, I think it has improved my teaching, and I am confident that it has made the learning experience for my students much better. The resources and techniques for developing an online community, for instance, have been especially important for how I want to teach. I have already made use of many of the course’s insights and I am exploring ideas about synchronous virtual classroom space even further.”
“It helps that the teaching team are so knowledgeable and open, and the learning environment so relaxed and collegial too. Really, a great course and I got so much from it, and I’d recommend it to anyone”.
Enrol now for FLaMe, beginning 23rd September – more details and to register