Resources related to: unit development

Academic Skills Advising: Evaluation for Program Improvement and Accountability

Webb, J., & McLean, P. (eds) (2002). Academic Skills Advising: Evaluation for Program Improvement and Accountability. Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network.  Read a summary…

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Be explicit

Let your students know *why* you are asking them to do the things you are asking them to do.  View video…

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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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Doing course evaluation as if learning matters most

Edstrom, K. (2008). Doing course evaluation as if learning matters most.  Higher Education Research & Development, 27(2), 95-106. Read a summary…

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Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law

Murphy, H., & Stewart, B. (2002). Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law. In Janis Webb & Patricia McLean (Eds.). Academic skills advising: Evaluating for program improvement and accountability. (pp. 56-72). Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network.  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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Improving unit quality & Maintaining quality teaching practices – podcasts

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology ‘Contact’ online Teaching and Learning newsletter provides a series of free podcasts on improving unit quality and maintaining quality teaching practices. Read a summary…

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Improving unit quality: a never-ending experiment

You are not going to be perfect the first time. In fact you are probably never going to be perfect. If you can accept that and adopt an attitude of always trying to improve, continuing to evolve your unit can be one of the most rewarding parts of the unit coordinator role. View video…

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Starting out: pacing yourself

What to do if instead of being given a carefully planned teaching outline, you are simply handed a textbook and some timetable slots and told to go to it. How will you pace yourself and your students through the unit? View video…

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Technology: keeping up / casting off

Technology is changing at such a rate. How do you decide whether it is worthwhile investing time/money in a new technology solution? And then sometimes, painful as it is, you have to make the call that its time to let go of an existing technology application which is fast becoming obsolete. View video…

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