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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 [...]

Writing Groups

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 12th, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article called ‘The Rules of Writing Group’ by Claire P. Curtis. In this article Associate Professor Curtis outlines how their writing group was formed and her experience over the last five years. From this experience she explains ‘the rules’ that have made the writing group so successful. [...]

Evaluating usability of resources

Posted by Kristina Hollis on April 4th, 2011

How is the usability of supporting course resources established and evaluated to maintain their effective integration?  What tools are available to assist course conveners and designers in evaluating these readings, websites, and other forms of online resources?
Heuristic evaluation methods have been researched and developed since the early 90s, to provide guidance for determining the suitability [...]

Coming Soon… Free online access to all Routledge Education Journals throughout April 2011!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 21st, 2011

Routledge is giving everyone an opportunity to access their complete range of educational journals for FREE throughout April 2011. This includes content from each journal’s entire archive, as well as the most recent articles.
Find out more at www.educationarena.com/effa  Access will be available through this page from 1st April 2011 until 30th April 2011 inclusive.

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]

Virtual Archaeology and Learning by Design

Posted by tomkerr on January 31st, 2011

Virtual archaeology is a relatively recent discipline where 3D graphic software is used to construct a representation of an archaeological site, usually for educational purposes. Until the advent of easily accessible and cheap 3D software, the field was mainly the domain of
Hollywood, where CGI experts were employed to create accurate representations of historical scenes [...]

Discovery Projects

Posted by Jayde Cahir on January 18th, 2011

The Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.
The objectives of the Discovery Projects scheme are to:

support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams
enhance the scale and focus of research in the National Research Priorities
expand Australia’s knowledge base and research [...]