Module 5: Managing your online unit

5.6 Finding out more about blended learning

There’s a wealth of resources available on the broader topics of eLearning, blended learning, use of social media in learning (to name a few). We have referred to just a few of them in this course. If you’re keen to learn more about how you can take advantage of technology and the resources it provides to enhance your teaching practice, start with the list below and follow your nose from there.

1. Learning & Teaching Technologies Portal > Inspiration page

http://blogs.swinburne.edu.au/etinspire/
This is a blog highlighting case studies and emerging practice relating to the use of online technologies

2. Getting started with Blended Learning

http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/267178/ Getting_started_with_blended_learning_guide.pdf
This practical resource was developed for academic staff at Griffith University to help them explore different ways to incorporate blended learning into their teaching and course design.

3. The JISC website

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications.aspx
JISC has been driving innovation on the use of information and digital technologies for education and research in the UK for many years. The website provides links to a number of valuable publications, including Effective practice in a digital age: A guide to technology-enhanced learning and teaching and Effective assessment in a digital age: A guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback.

4. Learning to Teach Online website

http://online.cofa.unsw.edu.au/learning-to-teach-online/ltto-episodes
The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.

The website host a series of episodes (including video and an accompanying PDF document) focussing on different online pedagogy themes, to enable access to tips, examples and straight forward 'how to' documentation about online teaching concepts.

5. Swinburne Commons

http://commons.swinburne.edu.au/

Swinburne Commons hosts digital media that you can link to from iLearn, such as public lectures, seminar series, Instructional course material, Historical video and audio and TV and radio broadcasts copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act.