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Evaluating usability of resources

Posted by Kristina Hollis on April 4th, 2011

How is the usability of supporting course resources established and evaluated to maintain their effective integration?  What tools are available to assist course conveners and designers in evaluating these readings, websites, and other forms of online resources?
Heuristic evaluation methods have been researched and developed since the early 90s, to provide guidance for determining the suitability [...]

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

Posted by Jayde Cahir on January 20th, 2011

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses was released Tuesday by the University of Chicago Press and has since caused considerable debate. This book cites data from student surveys and transcript analysis to show that many college students have minimal class work expectations. It then tracks the academic gains (or stagnation) of 2,300 students of traditional [...]

Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

OECD Assessment of Higher Ed Learning Outcomes

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 18th, 2010

The OECD have announced a project to develop international measures of learning outcomes: Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO):
AHELO is a ground-breaking initiative to assess learning outcomes on an international scale by creating measures that would be valid for all cultures and languages.  Between ten and thirty-thousand higher education students in over ten different [...]

AUQA on graduate capabilities

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on November 26th, 2009

Here’s a link to a video was presented at the National Graduate Attributes Project Symposium back in July.  In it, Jeanette Baird, an Audit Director from AUQA discusses the role of graduate attributes in emerging institutional quality assurance processes.  It is worth watching for what one National GAP audience member described as its “air of [...]

Graduate Capabilities resources

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 25th, 2009

Check out our new resources around graduate capabilities at MQ!
These include the following PDFs for downloading:

Graduate Capabilities Framework (PDF – 224k)
Graduate Capabilities FAQs (PDF version of this page – 284k)
Graduate Capabilities Policy links (PDF – 172k)
Graduate Capabilities and Learning Outcomes (PDF – 135k)
Graduate Capabilities – how and what we teach (PDF – 100k)

Assessment toolkit now online!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on December 4th, 2008

The Assessment Toolkit is part of a series of short, focused resources on learning and teaching being produced by the LTC.  The resources are designed to help you implement effective assessment in your teaching.  Titles in the toolkit include:

Guide to implementation of assessment policies and procedures
Designing for assessment
Writing learning outcomes
Assessing first year students
Assessing final year [...]