Quick Guides for learning and teaching

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)Description
Actioning EvaluationAdvice on interpreting the results of TEDS surveys with links and resources to help you take action to improve future outcomes.
Constructive AlignmentDefining and applying constructive alignment.
Evaluation SurveysAn overview of the TEDS survey instruments used at Macquarie University to formally evaluate the student experience of the unit and teaching practices.
Evidencing your teachingHow to evidence your teaching practice using multiple quantitative and qualitative data sources from within and beyond the classroom.
Feedback MethodsSpecifying how feedback will happen in a unit.
Feedback Strategies for MarkersA guide for markers on providing impactful feedback that is time efficient and effective.
Grade DescriptorsDefining and applying grade descriptors and standards to evaluate student performance.
Improving Feedback Impact and QualityUsing different types of feedback and feed-forward strategies, as well as using feedback activities in lectures, tutorials and iLearn sites.
Informal EvaluationFinding out what students think of your unit using methods other than the end of session surveys.
Learning OutcomesWriting feasible learning outcomes.
Live Class WorkbooksSet up and use live class workbooks (editable shared online documents). See an example workbook format template file (docx).
Oral AssessmentExplore types of oral assessment and how to implement interactive online oral assessment.
Peer MarkingHow to guide students on peer marking and decide which tools to use to support the process.
Programmatic AssessmentProgrammatic 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”.
Quiz AnalysisAnalysing 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.
Quiz RandomisationUsing the different types of randomisation in iLearn (Moodle) quizzes can reduce opportunities for academic integrity breaches.
Rubric DesignCreating and using rubrics that are easy for students and markers to understand.
Student ParticipationWays to encourage student participation.
Student WorkloadSpecifying how students will spend their time in the unit’s activities (how many hours).
Unit ActivitiesSpecifying classes and learning activities.
Unit AssessmentSpecifying how students will be assessed.
Unit GuidesWhat should be included in a Unit Guide. How to write a good unit description.
Universal Design for LearningDesigning materials, methods and assessment to serve all students to the greatest extent possible.

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