Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching: MOOC now open for S1 enrolment

Blogging has been on hiatus as colleagues and I have worked frantically to get Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching ready to launch. I am proud of what we have achieved, and thankful to Marina Harvey, Linden Clarke and a cast of teachers and researchers for their contributions.

It’s a free online course open to all!

Enrol now – course starts 1st March

With 24 modules, it is designed for new teachers, those who wish to enhance student learning or teaching practice and emerging leaders in higher education. Study is self-paced in two hour modules that can be completed over Session 1.

This course is for you if:

  • teach in higher education anywhere in the world
  • want content designed by learning and teaching experts
  • would like to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning
  • are interested in scoping the course for your institution’s professional development program
  • are a sessional, contract or continuing teacher.

Choose the modules that most interest you OR choose from one of four possible focused pathways. Each module takes approximately 2 hours.

There are four possible pathways through the course:

New to Teaching

Topics covered:

Teaching your first class, Planning for learning, Diverse learners, Online learning, Feedback, Learning and teaching theories, Sessional staff, and Reflection for learning.

A digital badge is available for the ‘New to Teaching’ pathway.

Enhancing student learning

Topics covered:

Psychology of learners and learning, Diverse learners, Online learning, Universal design, Collaborative learning, First year transition, Work integrated learning, and Reflection for learning

Enhancing your teaching

Topics covered:

Learning and teaching theories, Curriculum design, Assessment 1, Assessment 2, Peer review of teaching Academic mentoring, Managing student teams, and Scholarship of teaching

Leading learning and teaching

Topics covered:

Leadership for learning and teaching, Reflection for learning, Higher education
in context, Quality assurance, Gender equity, Psychology of learners and learning, First year transition, Scholarship of teaching

Enrol now – course starts 1st March

Note you may need to set up an account first.

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