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Introduction to University Teaching

Every year the Higher Education Development Centre holds a day for staff new to University teaching (they may be new to the University, or just new to teaching).   If you’re a new staff member, welcome!

During the day eLearning will present an overview session on the services that we provide to support teaching.  As we now provide a growing list of services, it’s not practical to go through each in detail in the time we have available, so we hope to provide a jumping-off point.  A couple of key resources to refer to are the two “Toolboxes” – online resources which allow you to find out more information about teaching and research services:

In response to some questions during the session, here are a couple of additional resources:

Some of the services that I’ll mention in the session also have information on this blog – have a look in the menu to find an overview of our LMS (Blackboard), Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Lecture Recording, iPad Loans, and Unitube.

I’ll also be talking about something quite new – 3D Printing.  This hasn’t (yet) been included in the eLearning or eResearch Toolboxes.  However, you can explore the resources on this blog, or have a look at the following links which I may mention at the session:

Spotlight 2013

Recently eLearning attended Spotlight on Teaching and Learning. This was a symposium run by HEDC to allow university staff to come together and gather new ideas about good teaching practices and see the findings of research into teaching happening around the university.

eLearning presented a poster at the Creative Communication session about some of the work we have completed with Bill Anderson and Distance Learning in producing ePubs of course readers. You can find a copy of this poster below.

Seminar: Contemporary Issues in eLearning Research: 1990 – 2020

Dr Cathy Gunn (The University of Auckland) will be presenting a research seminar on Contemporary Issues in eLearning Research: 1990 – 2020.

The seminar is from 10am-11am, December 13 in the HEDC seminar room (upstairs, 65-75 Union Place).

Here is the abstract:

“Research on contemporary issues in elearning has covered a broad and dynamic range of topics over the past twenty years. Two unifying themes are a) informed digital citizenship and b) elearning capacity development in a changing tertiary environment. In this seminar, I will address key research questions and challenges in three phases, i.e. retrospective, contemporary and in anticipation of the coming decade.”