The LTC is part of the Students, Education and Innovation portfolio, and work on University-wide initiatives in education, notably in the use of technology for course delivery and in student engagement in learning. Here are some of the services we provide.
Higher education teacher development: ACU aims to enrich the student experience through best practice research-led teaching. LTC supports academic staff through professional development programs and services.
Technology-enhanced learning: You can learn more about using technology in your teaching through the support materials and workshops presented by the eLearning advisors and other LTC staff. The educational technologies integrated in LEO include the learning management system (Moodle), ePortfolio, Turnitin, and the content repository. LTC manages these applications and their development, and highlights models of good practice for learning design and delivery.
See the Learning and Teaching Centres Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Service Standards
Curriculum design and development: Academic developers from the LTC can help teams with course review and course development, and give advice to ensure that courses comply with Commonwealth and accreditation requirements and engage and benefit students.
Evaluation of units and teaching: Student evaluations of learning and teaching can improve your teaching and unit design. The Evaluations team of LTC administers and analyses these online surveys.
Awards, grants and citations: ACU values and encourages great teaching. LTC staff administer ACU’s internal and external teaching awards and teaching development grants. We also provide extensive support, workshops and resources for staff applying for teaching awards or grants.
Policies on learning and teaching: Several ACU policies govern different aspects of learning and teaching across the university. Staff in LTC lead the development and revision of these and work with others to integrate good teaching practices in all relevant policies. We contribute to the University's response to TEQSA and other Federal government requirements, and serve on faculty learning and teaching committees and external education groups.
Educational design: Educational design involves the design and review of teaching units and the learning activities these units contain. The focus is to ensure ACU units are educationally sound and maximise student engagement and active learning.
The LTC provides a small team of Educational Designers who can assist ACU staff make decisions about the structure and composition of units, the choice and use of learning activities, plus the design of individual learning activities, content, tools, supports and assessments. Learning activities can be classroom-based or online. Units can be designed to be wholly online, or with a blended approach, where classroom and online activities complement each other.
Educational design support is provided through direct consultancy, creating resources and running workshops. Priority is given to teaching development grant recipients, faculty priority areas and work that is considered to be high impact or strategically important. Faculty learning and teaching committees will determine the priorities for their faculties.
To request educational design support, please work with your schools to bring your request to your faculty learning and teaching committee representatives or contact EdDesign.LTC@acu.edu.au.
See the Learning and Teaching Centre's Educational Design Service Standards.
Please contact the Learning and Teaching Centre for professional development, resources and advice for your learning and teaching needs at ACU.