Resource collections on curriculum renewal, online and blended learning, graduate qualities and assessment practices

Blended Learning Toolkit

An excellent resource from UCF Florida. The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning available for self-study or for group use.

Kings Warwick Project

Excellent site detailing Creating a 21st Century Curriculum, which is a collaborative project undertaken by King’s College London and the University of Warwick.

HEA Assessment resources

The UK based Higher Education Academy has many great resources this is their section on reviewing and renewing assessment practices.

Sloan Consortium

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is the leading professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-Education learning into the mainstream of education through its community

Rutgers Online learning resources

A good basic list of online resources and some interesting tips sheets on things like marking threaded discussions.

Authentic learning

Jan Herrington’s excellent site on designing authentic learning activities and authentic tasks.

Pedagogical Possibilities for the Professions

Adelaide University site designed to assist academics and teaching staff improve the quality of their teaching and their students’ learning. Currently, our focus is to address the challenge to deliver the Small-Group Discovery Experience, regardless of discipline or class sizes.

Hybrid Course Initiative

Oregan State University’s approach to hybrid/blended learning as a university wide initiative.

University of Sydney Curriculum for Engaged Enquiry

The University has identified two signature pedagogies through which it seeks to engage students as enquiring learners: Research-Enriched Learning and Teaching (RELT) and Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT). As part of its strategic plan, the University will support the embedding of these signature strategies in the learning experiences of all students. 

The National Graduate Attributes Project

A scoping project, funded in 2007-8 by The Australian Learning and Teaching Council, and led by the University of Sydney, which investigates institutional strategies and institutional policy issues related to embedding and assessing graduate attributes.

Learning-teaching-research Nexus

University of Wollongong resources on the developing connections between learning, teaching and research across both research intensive activities and undergraduate curriculum.

JISC Digital Media

UK organisation providing free access to technical and theoretical advice on creating and using digital media in higher education. Over 200 resource guides and other documents.

JISC Developing Digital Literacies

Reports, case studies and best practice guides from 3 year UK higher education project

An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources

A great list of resources and information from Julie Schell at Turn to your Neighbour, peer instruction blog.

Guidelines on learning that inform teaching

As part of a strategy to encourage academics to focus their teaching on student learning, this set of Guidelines have been drafted based on the initial set of Guidelines at the University of New South Wales, a review of relevant literature on learning and undergraduate education and exemplar sites available on the web.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

A how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

The Humanities Writ Large @ Duke

An initiative aimed at redefining the role of the humanities in undergraduate education.

 Assessment for Learning

The Northumbria University Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning delivered a major assessment review focused on Assessment for learning principles

Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources & Research

Created by 24 campuses in the Connect to Learning project, this site demonstrates and deepens the value of ePortfolio to higher education. It offers data, practices and strategies, showing how ePortfolio can advance learning, deepen pedagogy and assessment, and support institutional change.

New Learning: transformational designs for pedagogy and assessments 

Documenting an evolving body of research and thinking in the fields of literacy, pedagogy, and educational technologies

Learning to teach online

A rich set of video case studies from innovative higher education practitioners throughout Australia

Syllabus Design

A good introduction, from Vanderbilt University, to elements of syllabus design and presentation including tone and graphic production

Curriculum Mapping

Some useful ideas and tools from Ottawa’s Carleton University on curriculum design and quality assurance processes. Includes an interesting section on “signature pedagogies”.

Beyond the Campus: Higher education and the creative economy

UK research network that aims to create a platform for discussion between academics, practitioners, artists, cultural organisations, business development managersand other university directors, about knowledge connections and collaboration between universitiesand the creative and cultural sector.

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