Resources related to: online learning environment

Articulating a transition curriculum to scaffold and to enhance the first year student experience in Australian higher education

Kift, S. (2009). Articulating a transition curriculum to scaffold and to enhance the first year student experience in Australian higher education. Final Report for ALTC Senior Fellowship Program.  Read a summary…

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Beware of misinformation

Are you sure you know what the policy actually says? Misinformation can be contagious.  View video…

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Bridging the distance: the use of blogs as reflective learning tools

Wolf, K. (2010). Bridging the distance: the use of blogs as reflective learning tools for placement students.  Higher Education Research & Development, 29(5), 589-602. Read a summary…

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Developing and reviewing online courses

Wright, C. (2011). Developing and reviewing online courses: items for consideration. Association for Learning Technology, Online Newsletter.  Read a summary…

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E-learning and the first year experience: A framework for best practice

Krause, K., McEwen, C., & Blinco, K. (2009).  E-learning and the first year experience: A framework for best practice.  (PDF 240k) Paper presented at the EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference. Perth, Western Australia, 3-6 May, 2009.  Read a summary…

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E-learning in higher education: some key aspects and their relationship to approaches to study.

Ellis, R., Ginns, P., & Piggott, L. (2009). E-learning in higher education: some key aspects and their relationship to approaches to study. Higher Education Research & Development, 28(3), 303 – 318.  Read a summary…

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E-technology for teaching and learning – podcasts

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology ‘Contact’ online Teaching and Learning newsletter provides a series of free podcasts on using e-technology.  Some of the podcasts address technology topics.  Read a summary…

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Engage – Transforming Teaching and Learning through Technology

The University of Wisconsin’s Engage – Transforming Teaching and Learning through Technology webpage provides detailed guidelines on PodcastingRead a summary…

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Flexible Teaching and Learning

The University of Tasmania provides an online resource to guide Flexible Teaching and Learning practices. Read a summary…

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Getting feedback on your performance

Getting feedback from students in a friendly way, early in the piece, can enable you to put changes in place as you go along. This may help you avoid negative reviews through the formal feedback process at the end of the process. View video…

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Learning new technologies

When a new technology comes in there can often be steep learning curve. An experienced academic talks about her experiences with learning to use the LMS at Murdoch University. View video…

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Managing change & change fatigue in a university context

Change is a constant in university life.  Change fatigue is when you feel like you are constantly being bombarded by requests for new things and you stop feeling like you can keep up. View video…

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Peer Review of Teaching for Promotion Purposes

The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Learning and Professional Development website provides a link to Peer Review of Teaching for Promotion Purposes, which includes resources and guidelines for setting up internal and external peer review processes. Read a summary…

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Role of policies & procedures in a university context

When you need to know how/when/where to do something… Formally documented university policies define what you can do, what you can’t do, and where you have discretion. Like them or not, they are there to protect you and to make the processes transparent for all involved.  View video…

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