Communities of practice have long been recognised as valuable form of collective learning; a way to share ideas and strategies, develop solutions to problems, and generate innovations.
Join the MPID Healthcare Hackathon to help transform the consumer healthcare industry. Use exclusive access to NAB’s healthcare data to uncover digital solutions to benefit consumers.
The MPID Healthcare Hackathon is a Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) initiative that brings together industry, students and entrepreneurs in the name of healthcare innovation.
This free event will be held at Macquarie University from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 February 2017.
Come on your own or in a group. The hackathon will be an opportunity to network, develop skills and win cash prizes. Teams will also have the chance to work with the MPID incubator to commercialise their idea.
To register now or for more information visit: nab.co/healthhack
At this time of year, most people I talk to are either bone tired, irritated by small things more than normal or crazy excited about the holidays. It’s easy to forget the things that you love about your job, what gets you out of bed every morning. So I thought I’d take five to reflect on the top five (reasons) why I love my job. Continue reading 5 reasons why I love my job
Like 18th Century travellers embarking on a Grand Tour of Europe to broaden their perspectives, staff at Macquarie University from Monday 5 December, will have iLearn opened to them in the Open iLearn initiative. To start searching what iLearn has to offer, go here http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/course/search.php. If you’d like some ideas about which units to visit, read on.
There’s a myth I’d like to dispel, that using technology is hard and takes a lot of time. Technology and the use of digital tools can be easy to learn, adopt and implement in your teaching. Here’s where you can find some gold.
How do you know when students are really engaged? You scan their brain!
Bianca De Wit and David Kaplan will be sharing with the MQ community how they have used their research to create an active, completely engaging learning opportunity for students majoring in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. You will hear about how they have combined education, and neuroscience research to create an affordable, scalable and highly portable teaching lab. Students are immersed in hands-on, exploratory research activities which give them a live window into the workings of the human brain, seeing the concepts in action.
The power of students is unmistakeable. Apart from the sheer number present at universities, they make their voices heard through activism on campus, participation on university committees, and their very presence. It is a power that is often acknowledge in university communities but also, just as often, underutilized. Continue reading Partnering with (the power of) students
What do you call a group of Learning Designers, System Analysts, System Administrator and a Developer? I’m not sure either but we are a group of five at MoodleMoot 2016 conference. What’s Moodle, you ask? Moodle is our online learning system, what we know as iLearn. Continue reading MoodleMooters – all about networks and sharing
Catherine Ennis, Faculty PACE Manager in Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been awarded a PACE Development Grant, entitled, Modelling Partnerships: Exploring a Whole of Region Approach to Partnership Development and Management.
It is a cry we often hear:
How do you engage students during face to face lectures? They’re on their devices and physically present but I don’t know that they are mentally present!*
If you feel this shared pain, why not come along to our next Learning and Teaching Exchange?