Category: Student Success

Developing Language Use descriptors for the non-linguist

MUIC is taking the development of students’ English language proficiency seriously by including Language Use descriptors in language-rich assessment rubrics. This article explains how we went about the development of these descriptors, to be used by the non-linguist.

/ 26 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

Making Connections Through Academic Mentoring

Macquarie academics support students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to navigate university and feel more connected at university.

/ 19 June, 2019
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PACE Community of Practice: Equitable Student Access to Work-Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a valuable strategy to prepare graduates for their futures. However, not all students who want, or need, a WIL placement gain access to one. This raises an important question: how can organisations and universities work together...

/ 24 May, 2019
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Using Echo360 for video assignments

Find out how you can use the Echo360 Active Learning Platform to facilitate the capture and submission of video assignments.

/ 10 May, 2019
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Connecting teaching and research through applied and engaged PACE units: A look at ECON381

In the current ERA environment, finding ways to engage with end-users of research is a challenge faced by all academics. ECON381 is a PACE and capstone unit that provides opportunities to connect directly with end-users of research while contributing to...

/ 2 May, 2019

Video based assessment in non-media subjects

Video based assessment is being used in a variety of ways across Macquarie. Check out the summary of this presentation from the Festival of Assessment on the topic.

/ 2 May, 2019
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Updates to iLearn Insights as a result of your feedback

Check out these great tools in iLearn Insights that help educators engage students and keep track of how students are going.

/ 26 April, 2019
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10 free Studiosity consultations for our students every session

All Macquarie students can now access Studiosity’s ‘Connect Live’ service to get help with core subject areas such as maths, English, accounting and statistics. They also have access to Studiosity’s ‘Writing Feedback’ service which provides feedback on structure, style and...

/ 26 April, 2019