Contemporary approaches to university teaching is a free, online, self-paced course providing key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those who are at the start of their higher education teaching career.
There are eleven introductory modules (e.g. teaching your first class, giving feedback), three speciality modules (e.g. teaching mathematics) and resources (e.g. a document for sessional staff).
Each module is expected to take two hours of engagement. While designed for a staff/faculty member to engage with one module a week across a semester, staff/faculty can choose modules that meet their needs and experience. It is a ‘just in time, just for me’ MOOC, and is suitable for academics, faculty, research students, librarians and IT staff and anyone teaching in the higher education sector.
The first run of the course in January 2018 saw 1,020 people participate. Being offered each semester, the current course runs from 1 July to 31 December 2018. Participants can enrol anytime during the semester. Further information and enrolments at swinburne.edu.au.