Professional development for academic and general staff

Integrated elearning

In order to implement the University’s broader strategy of engaged enquiry through integrated learning space, the size and shape of the University’s physical and virtual learning space is changing rapidly. Sydney eLearning provides support for physical and virtual learning space on an ongoing basis and consults with faculties to determine service and support improvement.

Sydney eLearning has and continues to develop a range of workshops and resources providing support for both academic staff and administration staff.

Learning Management Workshop Program

A program of workshops in the learning management system and associated enterprise systems is available to support academic staff in teaching and learning including sustainable site design, assessment, managing student progress, recording of marks and grades and creation of student analytics. The program begins with an overview of eLearning systems available and progresses through more focused attention to individual systems.

A program of workshops is available to support administration staff in understanding how the university eLearning systems may assist in unit of study site administration, assignment management, managing student groups, recording of marks and grades. These are currently being informed through meetings with faculty representatives and Ricky Connor. For more information on this program, please contact

Learning Space Workshop Program

A program of workshops designed to orientate staff to new designs in GTS and emerging strategies for teaching using technologies in the new spaces. These are currently being developed in relation to the transformational builds and learning space program for new physical teaching space. For more information on this program, please contact

Both workshop programs include general and customised workshops based on pedagogical and Faculty context, targeting faculty-identified needs and processes. Outcomes from these workshops can be incorporated into the Faculty yearly planning.

These programs are part of a broader program of development for staff with the Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL).

Workshops

Login to CareerPath to enrol in eLearning workshops. You will need to be a University of Sydney staff member to access CareerPath. If you would like to enroll non-staff members in a workshop, please contact

Sydney eLearning and the Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL)

As eLearning is now an integral part of the teaching and learning experience at the University of Sydney, it is informed by the same scholarly principles and practices that underpin all quality teaching and learning. Sydney eLearning is working with the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) to provide all staff with an opportunity to integrate sound teaching and learning principles and practice with elearning development.

Three times a year, the ITL offers a 2-day program which complements the eLearning workshops. The program addresses how best to facilitate learning, as well as how to enhance understanding, and provides teaching staff with some practical teaching skills. It looks at practical models and methods that can be used to enhance student learning in a variety of contexts and how to integrate all elements of good curriculum design.

For further information and/or to enrol, go to:
http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/programs/P&P/default.htm