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Wearable Technologies Summit

Wearable TechnologyYou are cordially invited to the Macquarie University Learning Technology Research Cluster Wearable Technologies Summit.

The Summit will include the opportunity to trial the some latest wearable technologies, an overview of the field by industry experts and scholars, a think-tank with colleagues to brainstorm the educational possibilities of wearable technologies, and the chance to participate in a wearable technologies trial next year. All sessions will be highly interactive and are designed to elicit your ideas for how we can leverage the potentials of wearable technologies in learning and teaching.

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Turn ideas into reality…

Throughout the year, your teaching will have stirred your students’ creative juices – and provoked ideas for new products, services or applications… so what now? How can you support your students to take that next step?

Macquarie is holding its inaugural Macquarie University Business Model Competition. Tell your students about it and encourage them to submit their ideas – the best entries will have the chance to compete at the 2015 International Business Model Competition at Stanford University!

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Posters in Parliament: Celebrating Undergraduate Research

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Macquarie nominees Chi Yhun Lo and Caroline Valim

Ever thought of presenting your research in Parliament? What if you had the chance to tell the leaders of our country about your research?

On Monday 22nd September 2014, in Parliament House Canberra, 38 students from 16 different universities across Australia did that. They casually chatted to The Hon. Robert French AC (Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia), Mr John Alexander OAM MP (Member for Bennelong, NSW) and the likes about their research. Luckily, the threatening lockdown of Parliament House that Monday morning did not stop us. Just three hours before the exhibition began we received an invitation by the ABC 666 Canberra Drive radio programme to interview some of our presenters.

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Legends of the Lectern, Superstars of the Stage! Highlights of #mqltweek

By gum, do we have a treat for you, dear Techeans*! Since you, our readers, are a veritable who’s-who of trendsetters, tastemakers and early adopters, Phil Betts has lined up a sneak peak of the keynotes and main events that will be gracing the program at this #mqltweek!

And, would you believe? You can actually register for them RIGHT NOW! Sign up today, and when the formal announcement is made in This Week you can be all “oh, Nick Mansfield’s panel? Sure. I’ve been signed up for weeks.”

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iFest is Coming: Get more out of Technology in your Teaching


iFest_2014Find out how to make the most of Web 2.0 technologies like Youtube, Twitter and RSS feeds in your teaching at Macquarie’s iFest! Running from 21 July to 1 August, iFest is a series of short workshops here on campus designed to help teaching staff enhance their unit design with digital tools.

Get mobile through Teaching with Tablets, and set up a synchronous virtual classroom with Collaborate . Explore the possibilities of analytics in iLearn, and learn how to make pre-recorded lectures easy with Echo 360 Personal Capture. And much more!

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