The free teaching induction Australian-based MOOC, Contemporary approaches to university teaching aims to provide some key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those in their first few years of university teaching.
Developed by Swinburne-based National Teaching Fellow Associate Professor Kym Fraser and colleagues from across several Australian universities – including Macquarie – this self-paced MOOC is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules and several specialty modules and resources. Participants are encouraged to engage with the MOOC for two hours a week across a semester. However, the MOOC can also be used as a just in time, just for me resource and used as and when needed. Topics include Planning for learning, Supporting online learning, Feedback for learning, Curriculum design, Assessment and Quality Assurance.