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LTX Event – Rethinking ‘Lectures’ For The Digital Audience

Digital platforms change the ways students engage with learning and are therefore changing the way we teach. New platforms call for a rethinking of how we deliver ‘lecture content’. It’s not about focusing on the technology itself, but understanding how pedagogy and approaches to teaching can be enhanced and adapted to suit new delivery platforms.

Session 2, 2017 will see the implementation of Echo 360’s upgraded lecture capture tool, Active Learning Platform (ALP) across the entire university.

ALP brings with it live streaming capacity and the ability to turn lectures and tutorials into more collaborative communities of learning through participatory activity.

Over the last couple of years Macquarie has introduced various flipped and blended learning and teaching approaches, where content is delivered through video and other means.

These concepts, approaches, tools and more will be discussed at the next LTX event on 15 June, 2017 1pm-2:00pm in Macquarie Theatre.

Hear from teachers who have successfully utilised these tools to create more engaging, flexible and dynamic ways to engage the student of today.

A recording of this LTX is now available here. Log in to iLearn, click on the Echo360 ALP link, then click on the green “play” icon on the right side of the event name. This recording includes the camera view from the theatre, as well as the presentation view, interactive slides and Q&A forum.g will work.


3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

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.

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UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is the latest upgrade to our lecture capture software.  Automated lecture recordings and desktop capture uploads for Session 2 2017 onward will be carried out through the Active Learning Platform. Continue reading UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

Learning & Teaching Exchange – exploring student engagement in face to face

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?

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Is iLearn down, or is it just me?

Like all technology, iLearn can sometimes seem to experience a technical hiccup, become slow or even go offline. But any number of things could actually be the cause of this – such as your broadband connection, or the wireless network on campus, or maybe Cookie Monster decided to break the internet.  Here are a few simple steps to work out what’s causing the problem.

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Teaching in a room with no visual capture? No problem!

We’ve been contacted by a few teaching staff who have been timetabled into rooms that only capture the audio of their lectures. While the university is moving to upgrade teaching rooms to have screen capture of the lectern, we have an idea for how you can get around this until this happens.

Using Echo360 Personal Capture software, you can use your laptop. This will allow you to connect your computer to the lectern, project your lecture slides onto the screen and record your lecture – audio and lecture slides!

Sounds great and you’re keen as a button?  Register for the next workshop on Echo Personal Capture (running on the 2nd April)  or contact your faculty Educational Designer through ilearn.help@mq.edu.au to talk about how you can do this.