Continuous Professional Development
First Steps in Teaching and Learning
The First Steps online CPD course aims to provide an introduction to teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education. This online resource pack is designed to provide a condensed, ‘just-in-time’ introduction to teaching, learning and assessment for new lecturers. In each section participants will have the opportunity to research and engage with a range of resources, and apply ideas to modules they teach. This course is also beneficial to staff interested in refreshing their teaching planning tools.
There are 4 parts to the online course with a bank of resources, useful links, some eActivities and reading lists.
The four parts include:
1. Effective Teaching in Higher Education
2. Effective Assessment in Higher Education
3. Academic Practice Guides in Higher Education
4. Programme and Module Review Guides
Please click here to enrol.
Moodle Staff Support Area
In this area you will find resources for staff provided by the Centre for Online Learning. To access click here.
Universal Design, UDL
What is Universal Design?
Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. This is not a special requirement, for the benefit of only a minority of the population. It is a fundamental condition of good design. If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use, everyone benefits. By considering the diverse needs and abilities of all throughout the design process, universal design creates products, services and environments that meet peoples’ needs. Simply put, universal design is good design.
Click on the links below to find out more about UDL and how you can use it in your teaching.
The Seven Principles of Universal Design
Overview of UDL part 1
Overview of UDL part 2
How can you incorporate UDL in your course