Course Directors and those ‘new to online teaching’ can now find professional development relevant for their specific role via these two new Personas recently added to the interactive PLaCE Persona Tool which we now invite you to explore.

New to Online Teaching

Even experienced teachers are finding it challenging working in fully-online learning environments. If this is you, perhaps you would like to find out more about digital pedagogy and the learning technologies that best support student learning? Or about ways to sustain your students’ (and your own) engagement and participation? Or something else altogether?

Let us know what’s needed to support your development in online teaching.

Course Director

The role of the Course Director has become much more prominent with the release of the new Curriculum Lifecycle Framework. We are looking at how to best support this expanding role. Coming soon is a module about the MQCMS as well as targeted support for work required as part of the Curriculum Lifecycle Framework, course reaccreditation and monitoring.

Get in touch to let us know what sort of professional development and resources you think are most needed for this role right now.

What is the PLaCE Persona Tool?

It’s a quick and easy way for learning and teaching staff to access targeted professional development. The Personas are designed to demonstrate how different academic, teaching, and learning support roles can interact with the Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework to inform professional development needs. Each Persona is aligned with capabilities from the PLaCE framework. There are currently 12 personas to select from including New to Teaching, New Unit Convenor, Teaching & Leadership Job Family and Academic Applying for Promotion, to name just a few.

To explore the Persona tool, simply ‘click’ and ‘collect’

  1. CLICK on the image below and find the PLaCE Persona that best describes you.
  2. See the curated ‘COLLECTion’ of resources.



Images: Created by Fidel Fernando

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.

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