Connected curriculum

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VC announces transformation of the student learning experience

Vice-Chancellor S Bruce Dowton has outlined a student-focused program to deliver on the Framing of Futures priority of transformative learning in a research-enriched environment. Presenting to senior University leaders on 8 May, the Vice-Chancellor said the curriculum transformation program is founded in a changing higher education landscape. “With Framing of Futures as our start point, […]

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Q&A with University’s first Director of Data Science and eResearch

This month, the University appointed its first Director of Data Science and eResearch following the development of its first Data Science and eResearch Platform Strategy last year. We sat down with Associate Professor Shawn Ross to learn more about the future of the field, what researchers can learn, and how he’s taking his experience in […]

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Successful live streaming lecture trial

Screenshot from an Active Learning Platform workshop. Fifteen units were part of a successful live streaming lecture pilot in Session 1. When surveyed, students expressed enthusiasm for the Q&A tool, where they could discuss the subject matter content amongst peers. The interactions continued after the live lectures, with lecturers or PAL leaders clarifying points of […]

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PACE demonstrates impact with new data and great placements

With Macquarie’s annual PACE prizes recently being awarded to students, and new quantitative evidence of the positive impact of work-integrated learning with our industry partners, it’s time to check out what’s going on with PACE. Two students were recently put through their paces with Fuji Xerox Australia as part of the PACE FOSC300 Unit – […]

International Engagement Strategy underway

Development of International Engagement Strategy underway

A great deal of work has been done over the last few years to develop key frameworks for the University, including Framing of Futures, The Research Strategy 2017-2024 and the Learning and Teaching Strategy. With these now in place and work on their delivery well underway, it is timely to now develop an International Engagement […]

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Macquarie’s HSC Study Lab wins iAward for ICT innovation

  “….and the winner of the NSW State iAward in the Community Services category is HSC Study Lab!” This  announcement was met with whoops of excitement from AccessMQ staff representing the University at the recent NSW iAwards. Hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association  (AIIA), the awards recognise ICT innovations that have a positive impact on the community. AccessMQ’s product – […]

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The Game of Thrones effect

Dr Clare Monagle, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, talks about how a popular television show is changing the way we teach history. The Middle Ages are everywhere at the moment. Most ubiquitously, Game of Thrones is rolling out its sixth season. The story of the battle for the Iron Throne shows no […]

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Campus event gives students skills for success in the Asia-Pacific

More than 130 Macquarie students recently attended a panel discussion on “Skills for Success in the Asia-Pacific”. The event, co-hosted by Macquarie International and the Global Leadership Program and featuring speakers from government and industry, was designed to promote the opportunities and benefits offered by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan (NCP). The NCP encourages […]