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 page 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 survey results with links and resources to help you take action on the outcomes.
Constructive AlignmentDefining and applying constructive alignment.
Evaluation SurveysAn overview of the TEDS survey instruments used at Macquarie 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.
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, and introducing feedback related 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.
Peer MarkingHow to guide students on peer marking and decide which tools to use to support the process.
Quiz AnalysisAnalysing the performance of iLearn 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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