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- Academic Progress Toolkit for Staff
A resource toolkit for Academic Progress Monitoring and Intervention processes, including policy documents, letter and email templates, and advice for communicating with students.
- Advice for subject and teaching support
Download or print this guide to find out how LTLT can help with subject and teaching support.
- Asynchronous online discussion
Get help identifying strategies for online discussion to engage your students.
- Blended and online learning curriculum design toolkit
Blended and Online Learning in the context of Future Ready
- Blended learning activity 1: The muddiest point (blended mode)
Try this activity in your blended learning design to encourage reflection and collect feedback on your students' learning.
- Blended learning activity 2: Locating real world examples
Try this activity in your blended learning design to encourage the application of knowledge and to increase the relevance of your students' learning.
- Blended learning activity 3: Wicked problem
Try this activity in your blended learning design to encourage critical thinking, engagement and self-reflection.
- Blended learning activity 4: One sentence summary
Try this activity in your blended learning design to encourage critical think, and develop concise writing and collaborative/feedback skills in your students.
- Blended learning activity 5: Student-generated quiz questions with PeerWise
Try using PeerWise in your blended learning design to produce student-generated quiz questions for your students to complete. This will help to develop your students' writing, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
- Blended learning activity 6: Minute paper
The minute paper can be conducted during the progress of a subject to test students' grasp of key concepts, for example, at the start or end of a lecture, workshop or online video or module.
- Blended Learning at La Trobe
Defining and implementing Blended Learning principles in your subject.
- Blended Learning: Design checklist
This Blended Learning design checklist is intended to help you consider a process for setting up a subject in an online environment.
- Blended learning: Flipping the classroom
The ‘flipped classroom’ or ‘flipped curriculum’ is a blended learning pedagogical model. Learners are required to independently learn lecture content and review resources prior to attendance.
- Blended Learning: Models and examples
Discover the many different approaches to Blended Learning design.
- College and LTU Teaching Awards: Guidelines for developing a draft
This resource outlines one format for College and LTU award applications and is offered as a way into the writing process. This has proven to be effective in developing applications that clearly show evidence required.
- Communication skills resource 1: Introduction and resources
This set of resources will provide you with simple and practical ideas and tools for you to use in developing students' communication skills.
- Communication skills resource 2: Analysing student skills
Help provide appropriate opportunities for communication skills support and development to your students by making sure you can identify what skills students should have at their year level and beyond (goals), and what they do have (capabilities).
- Communication skills resource 3: Assessing student skills
This resource provides example rubrics and comment banks for assessing the written communication skills of your students.
- Communication skills resource 4: Developing student skills
View two examples of student communication skills development initiatives at La Trobe.
- Communication skills resource 5: Tips for developing students' skills
Discover ways to develop your students' communication skills in general, in the classroom and through their assessment activities.
- Communication skills resource 6: Tips for teaching students with English as an additional language
Increasingly, students at La Trobe come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. This guide aims to help you to develop the communication skills of all your students, no matter their background.
- Communication skills resource 7: Common student grammar errors
Familiarise yourself with the common grammar errors made by your students. By recognising these, you will know what to look for when analysing and assessing their communication skills.
- Communication skills resource 8: Language audit tool
Use this Communication skills language audit tool to analyse how language is being taught and assessed in your subject. This can help you identify areas that require attention.
- Developing inclusive curriculum
Help for academic staff to create an inclusive curriculum and an inclusive classroom atmosphere with the intention of facilitating the best educational outcomes for all students.
- Digital Learning Strategy: Funding for academic staff participation in projects
Salary, workload and milestones arrangements for DLS Intensive Curriculum Redesign Projects.
- Digital Learning Strategy: How can blended learning help manage assessment for large classes and reduce marking burden?
This module introduces some strategies for managing assessment for large numbers of students and developing students' independent learning skills.
- Digital Learning Strategy: How can blended learning improve my multi-campus teaching?
This module is designed to guide you through pedagogical approaches and practical considerations for multi-campus teaching with active and engaging student activities.
- Digital Learning Strategy: How can I build active learning into my blended subject delivery?
This module is designed to guide you through pedagogical approaches and practical considerations for incorporating active and engaging student activities in your blended subject.
- Digital Learning Strategy: How can I implement enquiry-based learning into my teaching?
This module will guide you through the rationale and principle of Enquiry-based Learning (EBL).
- Digital Learning Strategy: How can I replace non-interactive video conferencing in my teaching?
This module is designed to guide you through pedagogical approaches and practical considerations for replacing non-interactive video conferencing in your teaching with active and engaging student activities.
- Digital Learning Strategy: How do I design effective online assessment activities in my subject?
This module is designed to guide you through some pedagogical approaches and practical considerations for designing effective – meaningful, engaging and authentic – online assessment activities for your students, and for efficiently providing useful formative feedback to further enhance their learning opportunities.
- Digital Learning Strategy: Intensive Curriculum Re-Design Projects 2015
This model provides an indication of how a typical DLS Intensive Curriculum Re-design Project will run.
- DLS innovation exemplar: Dr Christine Kettle
The project was designed to move away from traditional lecture-driven content delivery through the development of a student-created e-book.
- DLS innovation exemplar: Dr Susan Keller and team
This project aimed to provide opportunities for La Trobe students to engage in an academic cross-cultural experience through cloud-based technologies.
- Effective teaching guide: Lectures
7 tips and suggestions for effective university lecturing.
- Effective teaching guide: Problem based learning
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a method of arranging learning around a central problem, situation or case study. In this method, the "problem" is presented as the first learning encounter and students then take charge of identifying what they need to know in order to solve the problem.
- Effective tutoring 1: Getting started successfully
Learn the basics of becoming a tutor at La Trobe. Get help with introduction games, learning names, building a relationship with your subject coordinator and making sure you have all the facts before you begin.
- Effective tutoring 2: Making small groups work well
Learn how to plan and design your tutorials to engage and include all of your students.
- Effective tutoring 3: Feedback, assessment and marking
Learn about the different approaches to assessment and curriculum design at La Trobe to maximise the learning benefits for your students.
- Essentials: Development summary tool
This diagnostic tool will assist you to identify the extent to which an Essential(s) has been developed in the subject you have chosen, and can help to highlight any work that remains to be done.
- Essentials: Frequently Asked Questions
A guide to the considerations for including an Essential in your subject.
- Essentials: Getting started
Find out to begin developing an Essential in your subject, including definitions, tips and requirements.
- Essentials: Peer review process
A guide to peer reviewing of your curriculum to gain feedback and guidance on the development of an Essential in your subject.
- Essentials: Quick guide for Global Citizenship
Considering embedding Global Citizenship in your subject? Check out this quick guide first.
- Essentials: Quick guide for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Considering embedding Innovation and Entrepreneurship in your subject? Check out this quick guide first.
- Essentials: Quick guide for Sustainability Thinking
Considering embedding Sustainability Thinking in your subject? Check out this quick guide first.
- Essentials: Review and planning tool for ILOs
This resource is intended to help improve how the elements of an Essential are covered in the subject's Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs).
- Essentials: Review and planning tool for Student Learning Activities (SLAs)
This resource is intended to help improve how the elements of an Essential are covered in the subject's Student Learning Activities (SLAs).
- Essentials: Review and planning tool for Subject Assessment Tasks (SATs)
This resource is intended to help improve how the elements of an Essential are covered in the subject's Subject Assessment Tasks (SATs).
- Essentials: Ways to communicate the Essentials to students
A guide to help explain to your students what the relevance and benefit is of taking a subject with an Essential embedded in it.
- Evaluating your teaching, subjects and courses
Underpin decisions about changing your teaching, subjects and courses with data from a range of sources. This information is intended to help you make decisions about how best to approach the evaluation of your teaching.
- Evaluation of Flexible and Online Learning by Peer Review
A guide to evaluating a flexible or online learning design on the basis of its fitness for purpose, and whether its own processes and expectations are clearly communicated.
- Evaluation of online and blended learning
Helpful steps to guide you through the evaluation process when transition your subject to blended or online delivery mode.
- Exemplar: Dr Bert de Groef - AGR1AAS
A flipped curriculum: Introduction to Animal & Agricultural Sciences
- Exemplar: Dr Fiona Bird - Introduction to microscopy
Learning under the virtual microscope.
- Exemplar: Dr Jayanath Ananda - MGT3MCC
Designing learning for multicampus teaching.
- Exemplar: Dr Michael O'Keefe - POL2IPP
Flipping the curriculum: Engaging students through connected learning.
- Exemplar: Dr Nick Herriman - ANT2AWH
Flipping the curriculum: The anthropology of witch hunts
- Exemplar: Nicole El-Haber - Business foundations
Nicole designed this blended learning subject to engage a large, diverse and multi-campus cohort of first year students.
- Exemplar: Pauleen Bennett - Human animal relationships
Watch a video about Pauleen's blended learning design for PSY3HAR.
- Exemplar: Sarah Midford - Gallipoli Anzacs and the Great War
In this fully online subject winter subject, Sarah structured a staged assessment strategy in which students bring individual work to a group project. Students drew on separate source material, then worked together to synthesise their contributions in Wordpress.
- Grant application handbook for OLT grants
This handbook provides a comprehensive A-Z of what you need to do to prepare a robust Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant application and is arguably the first of its type in the Australian context.
- Grants: LTU Institutional endorsement letter template (lead institution)
A template for an institutional endorsement (lead institution) from LTU for your OLT grant application.
- Grants: LTU Institutional endorsement letter template (LTU led project)
A template for an institutional endorsement (LTU led project) from LTU for your OLT grant application.
- Grants: LTU Institutional endorsement letter template (partner)
A template for an institutional endorsement (partner) from LTU for your OLT grant application.
- Groupwork: Checklist for establishing team projects
Use this resource when you are designing a groupwork assessment in your subject.
- Groupwork: Design and Assessment
Designing engaging, effective and fair groupwork assessments
- Guide to preparing a College Award application
Use this template and explanations to plan your College Award application.
- Helping EAL/ESL students
Enrich the learning and teaching experience and language skills of students who speak English as an additional language.
- Inclusive curricula checklist
This checklist has been designed to ensure staff can apply the principles and practices of inclusive curricula in the development and review of subjects or courses.
- Introduction to online assessment
A suite of online tools exists to support many different assessment modes, methods and approaches.
- Learning in the Digital Age (SoLT) presentation: Dr Rhonda Hallett
So who do you think you are: Being an academic with working knowledge of teaching
- LearnTeach Newsletter Archive
Archive of the LearnTeach monthly bulletin, providing updates on curriculum, teaching and learning related topics.
- Managaing your OLT project
You’ve got an OLT grant, what’s next?
- Mapping ILOs to graduate capabilities
Use these resources to help identify and develop the intended learning outcomes (ILOs) of your subject.
- OLT good practice guidelines
The Good Practice Reports were commissioned by the Office for Learning and Teaching and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd. (ALTC) to provide a summative evaluation of useful outcomes and good practices from previous projects and fellowships on key topics in higher education.
- OLT grant application checklist
Before you apply to the OLT Innovation and Development Grants Programme, please use the checklist to ensure your application meets the requirements.
- OLT grant information session presentation
If you missed the OLT grant information session on 14 October 2014, you can view the presentation online.
- Online tutorials and collaboration
Five simple online alternatives to the traditional face-to-face tutorial.
- Open education practice
Open Educational Resources (OER), are educational materials which are licensed in ways that provide permissions for individuals and institutions to reuse, adapt and modify the materials for their own use.
- Pedagogies for Blended Learning
Match subject intended learning outcomes to one or more online pedagogies, providing a framework for designing assessment tasks and learning activities.
- Planning a Blended Learning design
Follow these steps when planning a Blended Learning design in your subject.
- Quick video guide
Using video to support learning and teaching.
- Radical ideas for online learning
This toolkit will help you identify the most appropriate learning technologies and integrate these into your courses.
- Resources for teaching online
Understanding Web 2.0, social media and using online technologies and resources in your teaching.
- Student feedback: A guide to interpreting survey results to improve teaching and learning
This guide is designed to help you interpret the results of your Student Feedback on Subjects (SFS) and Student Feedback on Teaching (SFT) surveys – demystifying educational research to help you better understand what this data is telling you about your subject, your teaching, and your students' learning, and most importantly how these can be enhanced.
- Student Success and Retention Strategy: A whole-of-institution approach
Universities have a responsibility to individual students, communities and society more generally to provide a high quality student experience that enables students to persist and achieve excellence in their studies.
- Teaching Excellence Case Study: Encouraging students to DO science
Dr Brianna Julien & Dr Louise Lexis speak about their award winning design and implementation of a capstone program in advanced human physiology.
- Teamwork toolkit
Tips and suggestions for lecturers and teaching academics to use when developing and designing teamwork activities that will enhance the use of teamwork within your subject.
- The impact management planning and evaluation ladder (IMPEL)
The IMPEL model provides a framework for describing different types of change that can be achieved through educational development projects. Each stage, or ladder rung, is incrementally broader in impact than the last.
- Tips for teaching students with English as an additional language
Consider the needs of your EAL students and discover tips to effectively teach and assess them.
- Tutor support and resources
Resource documents and links to essential University services, both for you and your students.
- Using Open Educational Resources (OERs)
A quick guide on the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to make use of the work of others and to make your own work available online.
- Video conferencing: What is interactive and non-interactive?
Find out what interactive or non-interactive video conferencing is.
- Video toolkit
Using and producing engaging and instructional videos in your learning and teaching.
- Videoconferencing guide
Learn more about how to video conference across campuses.
- Where to send your students for academic and learning support
Download or print this guide to help provide the right support options to your students.
- Writing ILOs
To help subject coordinators understand the levels of interpretation of learning outcomes and the principles of constructive alignment involved.