In late 2015 Professor Sherman Young launched the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework, Learning for the Future. Point 1.3.1 of Learning for the Future calls for the creation of a “roadmap for the development of spaces and technologies”.
Space Jam turns the lights on in some of Macquarie’s 300-odd teaching venues, to help you get to know what’s available. First up: a smart new Active Learning space in C5A that’s perfect for group work.
One of the changes introduced by Macquarie’s new Assessment Policy is assigning at least 50% of groupwork for individual contributions. In other words, students who do groupwork need to get different marks.
This change is motivated by research that shows that giving students the same mark for groupwork considerably increases freeloading.