An open access MOOC for the Australian Higher Education Sector.

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching is a free teaching induction massive open online course (MOOC). Designed for those in their first few years of university teaching, it introduces higher education learning and teaching concepts and strategies through expert-developed modules and resources. Study is self-paced in two hour modules that can be completed over a semester. The MOOC can also be used as a just in time, just for you resource and used as and when needed.

This course is for you if you are:

  • new to teaching
  • would like to review topics to advance your teaching, e.g. scholarly teaching
  • interested in scoping modules for your institution’s professional development program (MOOC content is available to universities to share and adapt under a CC Attribution Share Alike license.)
  • a sessional, contracted or continuing academic

Enrol now course starts 12th July

View the course information flyer

Enrol in the MOOC (external link)

The course is hosted by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) and is led by A/Prof Agnes Bosanquet (Macquarie University) and A/Prof Marina Harvey.

The MOOC has been extremely successful with over 7000 colleagues enrolling from 106 countries. Thirty-four institutions from 11 countries have requested the MOOC content for their institution’s LMS.

Posted by L&T Development

The Learning and Teaching Staff Development team works with staff across the University to ensure they are supported to facilitate quality learning for students. This includes offering professional development, contributing to curriculum and assessment design, recognising and rewarding good practice, supporting peer review of teaching, and leading scholarly reflection. Email with questions or requests.


  1. Hi, I enrolled in this course (Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching), but I can’t appear to access the dashboard. I don’t see a confirmation email either. I have tried to enrol a second time, but the system tells me that my email is in use. Could you please send a link that accesses my dashboard to me? Thanks


    1. Agnes Bosanquet 26 July, 2021 at 11:06 am

      Sorry to hear that, Geoff. I am not 100% sure what has gone wrong here. The link in the post is correct: If you are enrolled in the Semester 2 version of the course, that link will take you to your dashboard. I can see that you are listed as a student.

      You will only receive a confirmation email if you have enabled that setting – but you need to get into the course first!


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