This week’s iLearn Open House features three units from Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman from the Department of English: ENGL121 Creative Writing 1: An Introduction, ENGL231 Writing: From Manuscript to the Digital Age, and ENGL389 Textual Practices. Marcelle uses the iLearn platform to strategically frame content, fostering student engagement. The organised layout and well placed design elements throughout all three units have resulted in positive student feedback. Continue reading iLearn Open House – Featuring ENGL121, ENGL231 & ENGL389
Considerable planning, effort and modifications have gone into designing MEDI206 – Professional Practice 2, which is running for its second offering in S2 2017.
This week, iLearn Open House examines a unit predominately catering to international students. A new search block in each staff members’ iLearn home page now makes unit searches easier.
This week’s iLearn Open House features
LING219 Introduction to Sociolinguistics.
Take a tour of over 4000 units in iLearn – for inspiration, new ideas and exemplars.
Are you convening a PACE unit this session?
Did you know that there is a module on work health and safety that you can embed in your iLearn unit? Continue reading Preparing PACE Students For Safe Workplace Experiences
The MAC101 iLearn unit, a cross-faculty and cross-institution creation, was launched in Session 1, 2017. All first year students will be enrolled in the unit automatically, however students at all stages of their degree can self-enrol in the unit. Continue reading MAC101 – MQ Essentials for Students
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Are you a new member of teaching staff at Macquarie? You may be feeling overwhelmed, in the lead up Session 2, having to familiarise yourself with a new learning platform, a myriad of new educational technologies, and the many policies and customs of your department and faculty. Continue reading Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)
The iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 2, 2017 where help is on hand for all things iLearn. It will be open 10am – 2pm weekdays from 17th July – 4th August 2017.
Get help with:
- iLearn – Editing and building your unit
- iTeach – iLearn Spaces (in plain English, creating/activating your iLearn unit for the new session)
- iTeach – Unit Guides
- Echo360 and Active Learning Platform
- Turnitin and Feedback Studio
Drop in any time at the following locations:
Monday 17 – Friday 21 July: C5A 201
Monday 24 – Friday 28 July: C5A 201
Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August: W6B 259
No need to register, just turn up during the opening hours.
Support during the Drop In Clinic will be provided by LIH Technologies Support Staff as well as Faculty Learning Designers.
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.