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Engaging students with engaging videos (Part 1)

Created on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 15:01 by Brett McLennan 

A question I am often asked is what types of video produce the highest level of student engagement, and by extension, what video types ensure the best student outcomes? On face value it is a logical enough question – the answer however is a little more complex.

video tape may be gone, but online education is definitely here

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How to choose the course for you

Created on Fri, 20/06/2014 - 16:56 by Polly Foster 

There is no doubt that Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are really shaking up the education industry - with millions of people taking the opportunity to study for free from anywhere in the world.

Choosing the right course can be daunting.

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The unlucky integer: Why Friday the thirteenth is a problem

Created on Fri, 13/06/2014 - 16:36 by Jennifer Piper 

What is it about Friday the thirteenth that has people looking both ways for black cats? In many countries around the world, the number thirteen has a bleak and blackened profile, as a harbinger of doom.

Even black cats are startled by Friday the 13th sometimes.

Student Guide Interview: MOOCs Down Under

Created on Fri, 30/05/2014 - 16:55 by James Ratting 

James Ratting (or James R4 as he is better known at Open2Study) is a Student Guide from Germany. He’s also one of our most active students in the community and classroom forums.

James Ratting is an Open2Study student from Germany

Congratulations Greg Downey! Being Human hero wins award

Created on Fri, 23/05/2014 - 14:00 by Macquarie University Faculty of Arts 

Associate Professor Greg Downey, head of the Department of Anthropology, was awarded theVice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence during the Autumn 2014 Graduation Ceremonies

Greg Downey presents Open2Study's course 'Becoming Human: Anthropology'

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