Professional Development

MOOC - Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

This teaching induction course provides key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those who are in their first few years of university teaching. The self-paced course is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules plus specialty modules and documents.  This course has been developed by a team of colleagues from 18 Australian universities and one university in the United Kingdom.  This MOOC is being hosted by Swinburne University.  Participants can enrol in the course anytime throughout the semester.  Enrol Now

The Educator Network

The Educator Network (tEN) aims to promote collaboration, innovation and excellence. Membership of tEN is open to all educators, being any staff involved in the education experience at our University, including academic and professional staff.  View upcoming events and view recordings from past Showcase events.

Teaching Resources

LDTI teaching resources are available.

Learning Design and Teaching Innovation are facilitating online question and answer sessions for academic staff.  The session schedule can be viewed via the Blackboard Welcome page.

The Teaching Continuity website has been designed to support staff teaching from home, providing simple suggestions and tools for addressing common teaching and learning tasks, with links for getting started or accessing support in their use.

If you are new to teaching or would like additional tailored support and development in your teaching, a mentoring program is available for sessional academic staff. The mentoring will include options for individual consultations, the opportunity for peer review and classroom observation, facilitation of student feedback processes, and access to a large body of teaching and learning resources. If you would like to be part of this program this semester, please register your interest.

AccessAbility (Disability Services)

These resources assist academic teaching staff in their teaching and support of students with disability and medical conditions. UoN programs and courses need to be designed to be inclusive and accessible for all students including those students with disability. Read more.

Learning Lunchbox

Dr Emma Beckett - Environmental and Life Sciences - a 15 min presentation 'Finding my feet as a teaching academicsharing lessons learned from reinventing courses'.

View previously recorded Learning Lunchbox sessions here.


Discover is an innovative staff learning and development portal that provides access to a range of blended learning opportunities for staff and enables simple, self-directed learning. Programs and courses range from Orientation for new staff, Health and Safety compliance training, Research Advantage and Teaching and Learning programs through to Leadership Development and HealthyUON. Read more.

Student Feedback on Teaching survey

Feedback from our students on programs, courses and teaching helps us constantly improve the quality of the university experience. Student feedback enables us to make positive changes to our teaching practices and ensures we deliver programs that meet all students' expectations.  The Course Experience Survey is designed to help teaching staff develop their practice.  Read more.

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