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Learning Auslan

Posted by maparry on October 19th, 2010

Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia. A group of participants from several units across the Macquarie campus recently completed a 14 hour introductory course to better understand Auslan. The course was organised by The Equity & Diversity Unit and run by instructors from the Deaf Society of NSW. The first few lessons [...]

How many do you use?

Posted by Elaine Huber on October 19th, 2010

Top100 Tools for Learning 2010
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The top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 – based on 545 contributions from learning professionals worldwide. Crowd Sourcing at its peak. This amazing resource was compiled by Jane Hart of The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and it compares tools across the last four [...]

Good Ideas

Posted by Elaine Huber on October 19th, 2010

Where do your good ideas come from? Who or what inspires you? Do good ideas appear from nowhere or do they slowly develop over time? Watch this video as Steven Johnson gives an introduction to his research and new book titled ‘Where do Good Ideas come from?’ The narration is accompanied by superb ‘real-time’ drawings [...]

Lateral leadership

Posted by Jayde Cahir on October 18th, 2010

Recently, the Harvard Business Review published an article called ‘Exerting Influence Without Authority,’  which asserts lateral leadership as the answer to current changes in organisational structures. According to this article lateral leadership, is the most essential skill set which ‘comprises a constellation of capabilities from networking and coalition building to persuading and negotiating’. This concept of [...]

Social Bookmarking

Posted by Lyn Collins on October 5th, 2010

Social bookmarking has been around for less than a decade but it has already had huge implications for learning and teaching.  Essentially it is a method for Internet users to save, organize, store, manage, share and search for resources online. It involves the user saving a favourite web page to a public web site and [...]