Access an extensive repository of resources in support of good practice in online learning for the COVID-19 situation. 

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has collated some resources to support the Australian higher education sector in transitioning to online delivery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that we continue to meet our obligations under the Higher Education Standards Framework, some of the key considerations include ensuring that learning outcomes are maintained, and that student wellbeing and safety are prioritised. 

The resources on the TEQSA website cover a range of topics related to online learning and include guides, videos, webinars, articles, podcasts, blogs, as well as free online programs. The website is clearly laid out and it’s quick and easy to find items that may be relevant for you as they are grouped by topic and appropriateness for level of expertise (beginner, intermediate or advanced). 

Here’s just a snapshot of what’s currently available: 

Getting Started (39 resources): Although we may be beyond the ‘getting started’ phase in the most part, there is a wealth of information around transferring your course online, educational technology tools for online learning, ensuring success of online students, using ZOOM in teaching etc. 

Enabling Staff to work with online learning (32 resources): Online learning writers’ guide, staying productive and teaching remotely, transitioning your students. 

Student Experience (31 resources): Study tips for online learners, supporting students welbeing during COVID-19, building a student community without a campus, low bandwidth teaching, learning tech tools. 

Assessment Integrity (11 resources): Alternatives to exams, encouraging academic integrity online, detecting and addressing contract cheating in online assessment, implementing large scale remotely invigilated exams. 

International Perspective (16 resources): Articles from around the globe. 

There is also an Expert Advice section with advice on designing authentic online assessments, promoting academic integrity and prevention of contract cheating in online environments. There are more articles planned related to student outcomes, student support and support specifically for international students. 

You can see there is a significant amount of information available already and the resources will continue to be expanded over the next few months so keep checking back to see what’s new. 

Here’s that link again: Online Learning Good Practice: TEQSA 

And you might also like…

… this article from Faculty Focus ‘Transforming your Lectures into Online Videos’ in which the author suggests ways to capture student’s curiosity and find images that resonate with students. (Faculty Focus is a newsletter that publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the online classroom). 

Posted by Kylie Coaldrake

Learning and Teaching Development Coordinator Office of PVC (Learning and Teaching)

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