Category: Assessment

Why is a leaf green? How to change an assessment to an inquiry

A simple question like 'Why is a leaf green?' is a good basis for an internet search, and can be the starting point for an assignment whereby students write a report distinguishing 'good evidence' and 'poor evidence'.

/ 28 October, 2020

Online Exam Delivery Tips: The Online Oral Examination

Looking further into one alternative to the campus-based, invigilated exam.

/ 9 April, 2020

In the time of COVID-19: What about the exam?

The replacement of face to face invigilated examinations has been exercising many minds since the start of the COVID19 emergency. What are the options?

/ 8 April, 2020
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The Macquarie MD Assessment Portfolio

Educating for success means offering students the opportunity to track their learning and development. Hear Professor Catherine Dean from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences speak on how the Macquarie Assessment Portfolio (MAP) is allowing our doctors of the...

/ 5 March, 2020

Congratulations to our Award – winning duo

Universities Australia on Tuesday 25 February announced all 2019 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Congratulations to both Dr Prashan Karunaratne and Dr Murray Taylor from Macquarie Business School.

/ 26 February, 2020

Dr Albert Lee on the value of diagnostic assessment quizzes

Albert has a scientific approach to the delivery of MEDI304; a unit that invites students to complete a diagnostic assessment quiz in Week 0.  Results of the quiz support student learning and guide the planning of weekly lectures.

/ 5 August, 2019
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Dr Amalie Dyda: Teaching in a research-led manner

Amalie brings world-class research into the Master of Public Health to teach students about foundations and new advances in health informatics.

/ 8 July, 2019
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Get Better at Presentations: A Guide for Students

Our presentation guide was published in 2015 and is still going strong (after updating a couple of links!). Here is a quick intro, written by Lucy Arthur in the original Teche. Almost half of employers rate communication skills as their top hiring...

/ 28 June, 2019
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New ideas for evaluating teams and group work

Attend the Team Evaluation workshop to learn how to enhance the grading of group work in iLearn.

/ 24 June, 2019