Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching (HE)

University teaching is a complex task. When we first start to teach, nothing is automatic. Everything has to be carefully thought through.

This MOOC introduces new teachers to key learning and teaching concepts and strategies in easily studied, two hour modules - just in time, just for you. Modules cover topics like strategies to teach that first class, giving feedback, facilitating group work, and online teaching. 

This course has been developed by a team of colleagues from 20 Australian universities and one university in the United Kingdom. It was established by National Teaching Fellow Associate Professor Kym Fraser, and is co-led by Associate Professor Marina Harvey and Associate Professor Agnes Bosanquet.

Hear Adjunct Associate Professor Kym Fraser, from Swinburne University of Technology outline the course in this short video.


If you study the modules in this course, you can expect to:

  • explore university teaching and learning concepts
  • determine strategies to support student-centred teaching
  • identify teaching and learning resources to support your practice
Target Audience

This course is for colleagues who are in the first few years of university teaching. They may be academics, faculty, research students, librarians, IT staff or a host of other roles which have a university teaching component.

Course is offered by CAULLT - Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching.

This course can be started at any time in Semester 2.