The Williams Centre for Learning Advancement currently has seven fully online, self-paced workshops available. Once completed, you will receive a certificate and your completion will be recorded in Themis.
Blend My Subject
This self-paced workshop will guide those wishing to re-conceptualise their subject for blended delivery. Contemporary definitions and models of blended learning will be introduced. Participants will consider their teaching using a Community of Inquiry framework and examine learning opportunities that exist both online and in the classroom. Participants have the opportunity to complete this professional development at their convenience during the specified dates.
Case Method in Business Education
The case method is a popular and powerful teaching approach widely adopted by many business schools. Combining academic theory with practical application, cases require students to apply thorough analysis and planning to real-world problems
This self-paced workshop will be delivered in an online format and participants will gain knowledge and skills around finding and selecting appropriate cases to incorporate in their teaching, developing case teaching plans, and applying different approaches for managing class discussion.
Integrating employability skills in subject design, delivery and assessment
The development of employability skills is an important graduate outcome and are now included in the curriculum as learning outcomes. The design, delivery and assessment of subject curriculum is required to integrate employability skills that are in demand in contemporary workplaces. Employability skills need to give students and future graduates the capacity to deal with change, uncertainty and ambiguity.
This online resource will provide academics with guidance and support to use a typology for evaluating your subject curriculum design, delivery, and assessment.
Rethinking your Teaching Space
This workshop will explore teaching strategies that can be employed in collaborative learning environments (physical and virtual) that suit a blended format. You will be exposed to the varied experiences students have of these spaces and what opportunities lie for you to leverage these spaces and experiences.
This workshop suits academics interested in the interactions between the varied physical and virtual collaborative learning spaces available across the Faculty and to rethink ways in which you and your students could work in these spaces and design them for more active and engaged teaching and learning.
Designing Effective Educational Videos for Business
This workshop will explore how to design effective videos for use in business education. It will include a showcase of different styles of video that can be used for different educational purposes across the disciplines of FBE.
Participants will have an opportunity to start to design a video for their own purposes and advice will be available about the video support resources available in the Faculty and across the University to record that video.
Alternative Teaching Resources for FBE
Alternative teaching resources are a great way for instructors to customise what their students use and how they access materials towards achieving success. Using freely accessible resources and customising them to meet your teaching needs, as well as those of your student, is a focused way of guiding the learning in your subject. This workshop will allow you to make decisions that directly affect your teaching through the use of content that can achieve the learning outcomes.
Managing Team-based Assignments
This workshop will provide you with practical strategies to effectively design team projects and manage student teams. This includes an understanding of the basic principles of group work and group assessment. You will be provided with a range of group project tools such as skills inventories, team contracts, self and peer evaluation, and group assessment forms. This workshop would suit those who have subject coordination responsibilities and are involved with designing team-based assessments.