Bite sized chunks of learning and teaching theory and practice – a quick read at just 1 or 2 A4 pages each.
Each guide provides links to additional resources should you wish to explore further.
|Quick Guide (and link)
|Advice on interpreting the results of TEDS surveys with links and resources to help you take action to improve future outcomes.
|Defining and applying constructive alignment.
|An overview of the TEDS survey instruments used at Macquarie University to formally evaluate the student experience of the unit and teaching practices.
|Evidencing your teaching
|How to evidence your teaching practice using multiple quantitative and qualitative data sources from within and beyond the classroom.
|Specifying how feedback will happen in a unit.
|Feedback Strategies for Markers
|A guide for markers on providing impactful feedback that is time efficient and effective.
|Defining and applying grade descriptors and standards to evaluate student performance.
|Improving Feedback Impact and Quality
|Using different types of feedback and feed-forward strategies, as well as using feedback activities in lectures, tutorials and iLearn sites.
|Finding out what students think of your unit using methods other than the end of session surveys.
|Writing feasible learning outcomes.
|Live Class Workbooks
|Set up and use live class workbooks (editable shared online documents). See an example workbook format template file (docx).
|Explore types of oral assessment and how to implement interactive online oral assessment.
|How to guide students on peer marking and decide which tools to use to support the process.
|Programmatic assessment can establish a wholistic picture of student performance against course level learning outcomes by gathering triangulated evidence from multiple points throughout the student’s learning journey – “a programme of assessment”.
|Analysing the performance of iLearn (Moodle) quiz questions can help improve the quality of quiz assessment tasks. iLearn provides statistical reports for the quiz overall and individual questions.
|Using the different types of randomisation in iLearn (Moodle) quizzes can reduce opportunities for academic integrity breaches.
|Creating and using rubrics that are easy for students and markers to understand.
|Ways to encourage student participation.
|Specifying how students will spend their time in the unit’s activities (how many hours).
|Specifying classes and learning activities.
|Specifying how students will be assessed.
|What should be included in a Unit Guide. How to write a good unit description.
|Universal Design for Learning
|Designing materials, methods and assessment to serve all students to the greatest extent possible.
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