Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 28th, 2009
The Learning and Teaching Week draft programme is now online!
Join us for these great events:
Symposium on Learning Outcomes and the Value Add of Higher Education:
The Hon Maxine McKew, M.P. Member for Bennelong, speaking on the Federal Government’s policy for transforming Australia’s Higher Education System
Professor Stephen Schwartz, Vice Chancellor of Macquarie University, speaking on broadening [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 27th, 2009
DiscoverEd is an experimental project from Creative Commons ccLearn – a search engine for educational resources on the web.
To find out more read the FAQs or the white paper that describes the rationale for and design of DiscoverEd, as well as thoughts on possible future enhancements that could make the tool, or other search tools [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 26th, 2009
Innovating e-Learning Online Conference
24-27 November 2009 (online)
The themes of this online conference, organised by JISC, reflect the challenges facing further and higher education in the 21st century and explore the increased options offered by technology for meeting those challenges.
Theme 1: Finding the way
How can we ensure that adoption of technology will enhance learning and transform [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 24th, 2009
A discussion paper on Australian Policy Online: Should copyright of academic works be abolished?
Steven Shavell of the Harvard Law School argues that the benefits of copyright are limited for academics, and proposes changes in law for its abolition:
In a world without copyright of academic writing, academics would still benefit from publishing in the major way [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 21st, 2009
Macquarie University has rated a mention in one of my favourite newspaper columns – The Guardian’s Improbable Research.
Australians are peculiarly fascinated by car crashes, contends Catherine Simpson of Macquarie University in Sydney.
Simpson explains in her monograph Antipodean Automobility and Crash: Treachery, Trespass and Transformation of the Open Road, published in the Australian Humanities Review: “I [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 20th, 2009
The Government 2.0 Taskforce has two aspects to its work:
The first relates to increasing the openness of government through making public sector information more widely available to promote transparency, innovation and value adding to government information.
The second stream is concerned with encouraging online engagement with the aim of drawing in the information, knowledge, perspectives, resources [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 19th, 2009
Mapping graduate capabilities: where do you start?
LTC is offering workshops to assist departments embed and map graduate capabilities within the curriculum.
Workshops can help with:
discipline-specific translation of Macquarie’s graduate capabilities,
mapping graduate capabilities at the program level,
identification of gaps that occur across the program, and
documentation of graduate capabilities in program descriptions.
For more details, download the PDF flyer[95k].
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 17th, 2009
Here you go: the Educational Jargon Generator.
You’ll never be lost for words again. Amaze your colleagues! This fine academic tool helps you craft phrases such as:
deliver discipline-based decision-making
leverage strategic critical thinking
extend real-world experiences
innovate shared learning models
utilise mission-critical education
Now try using them in a sentence!
If you like this, you might also enjoy previous blogposts on weasel [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 14th, 2009
Jose Bowen from Southern Methodist University claims that “most of the lectures on campus are terrible”. His solution? Get rid of computers and lose the Powerpoint presentations. That way, all of the “boring stuff” can be dealt with outside the classroom in podcasts.
Check out The Chronicle of Higher Education article. It reads: “The biggest resistance [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 13th, 2009
jokaydia’s Annual Unconference Weekend will be happening from Friday 25th September – Sunday 27th September 2009 on the Islands of jokaydia in Second Life. You are invited to participate – propose a presentation, workshop, role play, game or panel session.
Read more here – including draft schedule, ideas for sessions, and latest updates.
You can also visit [...]