Learning Innovation Hub

Learning Innovation Hub

The Learning Innovation Hub is a central unit of specialists serving Macquarie University's learning and teaching community. We provide services to enhance all aspects of learning and teaching to:

  • Provide support and training for learning technologies
  • Produce educational media
  • Improve quality assurance
  • Facilitate professional development
  • Cultivate best practices in learning design

We are located within the portfolio of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching and our activities are driven by the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework. We work closely and collaboratively with Faculties and their Associate Deans Learning and Teaching, as well as with the Faculties' learning and teaching support teams, other central business units such as PACE, Sustainability, Indigenous Strategy, MUIC, and the Macquarie University Library.

The LIH is led by:

Dr. Tanya Rose - Strategic and Innovation Lead
Terrence Collins - Head, Learning Technologies and Services

Learning Technologies 

We support, manage and enhance Macquarie's Learning Technologies platform. This includes:

  • iLearn - online learning management system
  • iTeach - unit guides and unit creation
  • Echo360 - live lecture recordings
  • iShare - online repository of learning and teaching resources

We also provide training workshops, guides and assistance to support the use of these technologies.

Contact ilearn.help@mq.edu.au for queries or technical issues.

For further enquiries contact Amanda Parker, Operations Manager, Learning Technologies.

Educational Media

Our Shared Services Team, made up of Learning Designers and Educational Media Producers, can help you design and build Educational Media Resources. Educational Media Resources may include:

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Interviews
  • Demonstrations and how-tos
  • Animated sequences
  • Documentaries and mixed methods
  • Digital graphics and images
  • Interactive presentations

Contact lih-sst@mq.edu.au to discuss how we can help you create an educational media resource.

Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement

We coordinate and promote internal and external teaching quality assurance indicators and analytics.

We facilitate the Teaching Evaluation for Development Service (TEDS). See Policy Central for more information on student experience surveys.

Contact Cathy Rytmeister, Professional Development and Quality Assurance Lead.

For questions about TEDS, contact Michael Marston, Quality and Assurance Analyst.

Professional Development

We develop and implement professional development activities stemming from the professional development framework for learning and teaching. 

View upcoming professional development events and workshops.

To collaborate on professional development activities, contact:
Cathy Rytmeister - Professional Development and Quality Assurance Lead
Geraldine Timmins - Community and Engagement Lead 
Lauren Bacigalupo - Projects and Events Officer
Alison Schloss - Training Coordinator

Learning Design

We can assist you in the creation and design of your iLearn spaces and give advice on how the latest practices in learning technologies can make your unit more engaging, efficient and effective.

Contact lih-sst@mq.edu.au to discuss how we can help you improve the learning experience of your staff and students.

Teche: Learning and Teaching Blog

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The Team

Tanya RoseStrategic & Innovation Lead
Cathy RytmeisterQuality Assurance & Development Lead
Geraldine TimminsCommunity & Engagement Lead
Karina LuziaProfessional Development Project Coordinator
Lauren BacigalupoEvents & Project Officer
Michael RampeSenior Learning Designer (on secondment)
Olga Kozar/ Lilia MantaiSenior Learning Designer
Nathan SollarsEducational Media Producer (on secondment)
Michael CatabayEducational Media Producer
Michael GarganeraEducational Media Producer
Terrence CollinsHead, Learning Technologies & Services
Amanda ParkerOperations Manager
Fidel FernandoLearning Designer
Alper YuceozsoyLearning Designer
Alison SchlossTraining Resource Developer
Fiona HirdSupport & Training Officer
Marco ReyesSupport & Training Officer
Shirley LiProject Manager
Alana MaileyOperations Support Officer
David MorganLearning Technologies System Administrator
Michael MendozaLearning Technologies System Administrator
Jaymie ParkerLearning Technologies System Administrator
Mahbub HassanLearning Technologies System Administrator
Eric Shum Learning Technologies System Analyst
Shamim JoarderLearning Technologies System Analyst
Fransiska BunadiSoftware Engineer
Arun NeelakandanSoftware Engineer
Weidong PanSoftware Engineer
Michael MarstonQuality & Assurance Analyst
Samantha ZhouQuality & Assurance Officer
Sandra ZuQuality & Assurance Officer
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