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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 [...]

FLaMe Project

Posted by Lyn Collins on December 3rd, 2010

photo © 2007 Ellen | more info (via: Wylio)FLaMe is an acronym which stands for ‘flexible learning at Macquarie’.  The Educational Development Group was recently awarded a Teaching Delivery Grant to design and run a 16-hour program to support blended delivery at Macquarie University with a trial group of up to 30 Academic staff. The [...]

Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

Wanted: your capstone unit ideas!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 8th, 2009

As part of our suite of Assessment toolkit items, the LTC is collecting examples of capstone or final year units that have been developed to support students in making sense of their whole program of study.  Capstone units are an important element in making the transition to the next stage of their career, whether to [...]

First Year Experience Curriculum Design Symposium

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 29th, 2008

Registration (free!) is now open for a First Year Experience symposium on the 5th and 6th January 2009 at QUT.  The forum is the outcome of an ALTC grant, and the topic is ‘Articulating a Transition Philosophy’ (or, as the website describes it, “a guiding philosophy for intentional first year curriculum design that carefully [...]

CFP – Improving Student Learning (Sept 09, UK)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 20th, 2008

Papers are invited for Improving Student Learning – For the 21st Century Learner to be held at Imperial College London from 7–9 September 2009.  The theme is “through the curriculum” and suggested topics include:

Problem-based learning and enquiry-based learning
Research-based curriculum
Internationalisation of the curriculum
Global citizenship
Assessment as learning
The student experience and learning
Widening participation
Lifelong learning
Employability
Skills development

The deadline for submissions [...]

Inaccessible Curriculum as the Disabler

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 21st, 2008

The principles of disability equality must become integral to education in general, for this is the predicate of a society in which persons with impairments can participate as equal citizens, a society that does not render those persons disabled … Persons may be impaired for many reasons but it is always and only an ableist [...]