A self-paced, free massive open online course (MOOC) for the international higher education sector. Course commences 12 February 2024.

Enrol at https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/FPXJJW

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 (until 30 June).

This course is for you if you:

  • 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 a sessional, contract or continuing teacher
  • are interested in scoping the course for your institution’s professional development program

Select from 24 modules

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

4 possible pathways

Time commitment: 16 hours per pathway. A digital badge is available for each of the four pathways.

1. 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.

2. 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.

A digital badge is available for the ‘Enhancing Student Learning’ pathway.

3. Enhancing Your Teaching

Topics covered:

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

A digital badge is available for the ‘Enhancing Your Teaching’ pathway.

4. 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.

A digital badge is available for the ‘Leading Learning and Teaching’ pathway.

Enrol now – course starts 12 February

Course dates: 12 February 2024 – 30 June 2024

Format: Free, Online, self-paced. Digital badges available for each of the four pathways: New to Teaching, Enhancing Student Learning, Enhancing your Teaching, and Leading Learning and Teaching.

The course is led by Associate Professor Agnes Bosanquet (Macquarie University) and Associate Professor Marina Harvey. The MOOC has been developed by over 50 content experts including teachers, researchers, university leaders and academic developers.

The MOOC has been extremely successful with over 9000 colleagues enrolling from 106 countries since 2018. Sixty institutions from 11 countries have requested the MOOC content for their institution’s LMS. The course was a 2018 finalist with Distinction in the Australasian Academic Development Good Practice Awards.

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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 professional.learning@mq.edu.au with questions or requests.

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