Teaching @ Sydney

April 2013

Do you want to enrich your students' learning experience?

Blended learning and teaching is about integrating eLearning and face-to-face teaching in ways that enrich students' learning through engaging, flexible activities and experiences.

Students can be involved in online activties, that complement in-class experiences, and encourage them to learn in research-engaged and community-engaged ways. Click here to watch videos showing how colleagues in various disciplines have integrated eLearning in their teaching, in order to develop their students' engaged enquiry knowledge and skills.

As part of a broader program of professional development for staff, Sydney eLearning, in collaboration with the ITL, runs workshops that aim to enhance your skills in using eLearning enterprise systems, including the University learning management system (LMS) and Turnitin®.

If you are new to the University and/or unfamiliar with the LMS (which uses Blackboard Learn software), then you should first enrol in a Fundamentals workshop. You will be working with a workshop site (a playground) to gain familiarity and develop your use of course tools.

Sydney eLearning also offer a range of Focus workshops that emphasise the use of key best-practice strategies in the use of Assignments, Communications, Test and Surveys, and Group work tools. There are also Extension workshops, and currently these focus on the creation and management of Turnitin® assignments in your discipline context.

For more information about Sydney eLearning workshops and how to enrol click here.

See the ITL website for resources on online assessment, and resources and guidelines on using Turnitin® and educating your students about academic honesty.

Deakin University also provides examples of good practice in blended learning and teaching.