[adapted from a previous article by Chris Froissard]
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)
Session 2 is less than a month away. If your teaching skills are dusty or you just want to ensure you’re up to scratch, (and aren’t shown up by savvy students) get in the know by attending one of several workshops across campus. Continue reading Where To Find Support As You Prepare For Session 2
As we near the end of session one, take a break from assessment and exam marking and check out three noteworthy events during June and July. Continue reading Catch Three Visiting Academics This Session Break
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.
Continue reading 3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know
With assessment period looming, why not make life easier? Familiarise yourself with the top functions of Turnitin used by academics at Macquarie. Continue reading Remedies For Improving Your Life Using Turnitin
The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.
Continue reading What is the Learning Innovation Hub?
A new learning analytics tool in iLearn is available for session 1. The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) tracks which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. It can also provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.
Continue reading Learning Analytics comes to iLearn
Have you often wondered what your students were up to in the maze that is iLearn? There are so many things to keep track of! Students spending time (or not) on iLearn. Students submitting assignments on time (or not). Students responding to forums posts (or not). Students doing well in assignments (or not). Continue reading Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics
Welcome back for Session 1 2017!
The Learning Technology Services team has put together a quick list of resources to help you get set up for Session 1.
Continue reading Learning Technologies Essentials for start of Session 1
To welcome all new 2017 sessional staff into Macquarie University, each Faculty will be running inductions on Admin and Learning and Teaching. Some faculties may also run complementary introduction events.
The induction sessions will provide casual academic staff with an introduction to the Macquarie community to ensure a positive staff and student experience. Continue reading Faculty Inductions for New Staff