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Macquarie University Research Awards are now open!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 18th, 2011

All staff and higher degree research students can enter individual or team-based research projects for the Macquarie University Research Awards. Three nominees will be shortlisted in each category, and the winner will be announced during the Research Awards dinner on 11 October 2011, alongside our newly appointed Distinguished Professors.
Researchers can submit their projects in one [...]

Green light for ALTC 2011 grants, awards and citations

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 14th, 2011

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council has committed to running three of its four flagship grants programs, plus the national higher education teaching awards, and citations in 2011. [Read more]

Telemachus Ancient History Mentor Program

Posted by Jayde Cahir on November 29th, 2010

The origins of the term ‘mentor’ are often traced back to ‘the Homeric poem, The Odyssey‘. Mentor, an Ithican noble, was the man entrusted to act as a guardian to Ulysses’ son Telemachus, while he was fighting the Trojan War. While this is considered to be the origins of the term ‘mentor’ the undergraduate students [...]

And the winner is…

Posted by Jayde Cahir on August 18th, 2010

Margot McNeill and MingMing Diao won best qualitative research paper at the IADIS e-Learning conference in Freiburg, Germany in July. Their paper entitled ‘Students uses of technologies for learning: a photo ethnography’ was selected from 50 conference papers and will be published later this year in IADIS conference proceedings.
The aim of this research study was [...]

Congratulations to L&T Award Winners

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 21st, 2009

Congratulations to the recipients of the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Learning and Teaching:
Dr Kerry-Ann O’Sullivan, Department of Education
Dr Kerry-Ann O’Sullivan won her Citation for her development of the “E is for English” Website which provides a broad range of resources for the exploration of English and its teaching. The Panel found it to be an [...]

Prizes to be won – MQ L&T Week (Sept 21-25)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 12th, 2009

Macquarie’s Learning and Teaching Week will be held from September 21-25, 2009.  Put those dates in your diary now!

Staff can win a $1000 Panasonic voucher, $250, or $100.

Do you use an interactive whiteboard for teaching?  To win, simply write a 250 words and include a Panabook file as an example of your innovative approach.  Find [...]

Congratulations to ALTC citation recipients

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 15th, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS!

Dr Ayse Bilgin, Statistics, Faculty of Science – for enhancing learning and teaching in statistics through different assessment tools, timely feedback and learning support that encourages independent learning.
Dr Jennifer Cornish, Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences – for promoting passion for biological psychology which has increased student understanding and interest in the field of neuroscience and [...]

Call for Entries! 2009 Digital Education Achievement Awards

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 1st, 2009

Marina Leight, the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine invite nominations for the eighth annual Digital Education Achievement Awards (DEAA) and the former Best of the Web contest (now part of DEAA).
The Digital Education Achievement Awards is a forum for recognizing education Web sites and outstanding contributions at the application and infrastructure level.
The DEAA [...]

MQ’s 2009 Innovation awards

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 28th, 2009

Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Macquarie University  Innovation Awards!
In particular, the recipients of the Innovation in Teaching and Learning award for:
Termfinder – Jargon-busting and Concept-building an online Learning Tool for Beginners in Science and Social Science

(From Macquarie University) Professor Pam Peters, Dr Claudia Oliveira; LTC’s own Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto; Mr Adam [...]

2009 Australian University Teaching Awards – closing dates

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 24th, 2009

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) has five award programs that recognise teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to student learning:

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Closes 1 May 2009.
Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning. Closes 10 July 2009.
Awards for Teaching Excellence. Closes 10 July 2009.
Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of [...]