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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are good, right?

What other ways could Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence be leveraged in Higher Ed?

/ 26 October, 2017

Active Learning: Special FLTC Recap

The Special FLTC Meeting on Thursday 12th October, open to all staff in the faculty, explored our big blue sky ideas for active learning in the curriculum.

/ 25 October, 2017
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How To Get A Unit From Idea To iLearn In 7 Steps

New to Macquarie? Toying with a new unit idea? First time developing a unit? We have you covered. Even seasoned Macquarie staff get confused and overwhelmed by all the acronyms, committees, technologies and systems that are being thrown around in...

/ 13 October, 2017
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TBL: Totally Brilliant Learning … man

Over 90% of students who trialled Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Bachelor of Clinical Science stated that the TBL format motivated them to prepare for tutorials, provided an effective way to apply their learning, helped them develop their synthesising skills and took their learning a...

/ 13 October, 2017
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Design for Change – How Service Design Thinking Can Improve Programs

The Global Leadership Program (GLP) recently embarked on a process of discovery using ‘service design thinking’ to enhance the student experience. In the Design for Change Project, we used service design tools and methods to involve GLP students in the process of program evaluation and design....

/ 5 October, 2017
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iLearn Open House – Featuring ENGL121, ENGL231 & ENGL389

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,...

/ 4 October, 2017

Pracademics – Teaching during the PHD

For this article we asked Learning Innovation Hub Senior Learning Designer and Teche regular Dr Lilia Mantai, who graduated on 21 September 2017 with a PhD on doctoral education (very meta) at Macquarie.

/ 3 October, 2017
Lilia Mantai graduation - Photo by Michael Garganera

Pracademics – Teaching during the PHD

"One’s networks and communities, friends, family and colleagues all contribute to how one develops and views themselves as a researcher."

/ 3 October, 2017

iLearn. Sigh. #justaskbev

There is no type of rubric I have not mastered – a standard (weighted) rubric, a custom rubric, or a qualitative rubric! I am, however, completely confounded by the fact that my rubric is never attached to assignments in the Feedback...

/ 14 September, 2017