As classes commence Swinburne U is launching a MOOC (via Canvas) for first-time university teachers. The self-paced, eleven module programme is the work of Swinburne’s Kym Fraser and teaching and learning colleagues from “across Australia”. Development was funded by the feds and the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching.
The course will be especially useful for starting teachers at universities which leave them to learn as they go along. Aspro Fraser says she saw the need it in 2015 when she discovered nine universities provided no more than a day-long induction to teaching.