Course Title: Innovations in Tertiary Learning & Teaching

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Innovations in Tertiary Learning & Teaching

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


810P Office of the President, RMITV


Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2018

Course Coordinator: Melanie Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 8 3776 1373

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Saigon South

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, please see Google calendar

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Participants will be higher education professionals or academic staff who do not have an equivalent teaching qualification and whose professional practice may involve teaching, curriculum design, academic development or learning support.  As a practitioner, you will have an understanding of the tertiary education context. You will be employed in a capacity that allows you to access learning and assessment environments.

Course Description

Building on the concept of constructive alignment and good feedback practices, you will examine contemporary teaching approaches and technological tools that are conducive to creating inclusive and engaging learning experiences.  You will use the insights you develop to create a task or learning experience and reflect on and review your practice in one of the courses you teach. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course aligns to the following program learning outcomes:

  • Employ appropriate digital skills and theoretical knowledge to design effective learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment in tertiary teaching.
  • Apply analytical decision making techniques to enhance student engagement and learning.
  • Problem solve effectively and apply sustainable practices related to tertiary teaching.
  • Critically reflect on your own work and apply logical and critical thinking in resolving learning and teaching issues in tertiary education contexts.
  • Operate ethically and sensitively in international and intercultural educational contexts.
  • Critically research, analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge about approaches to learning responsive to diversity of learners.
  • Undertake research and professionally communicate theoretical positions about teaching practice and effective student learning using educational discourses.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be equipped to  

  1. Describe, critically analyze and evaluate your current teaching approaches drawing upon educational literature and your past and current practice.
  2. Analyse key innovative teaching methods and approaches and explore how these can inform your own teaching practice now or in the future
  3. Design effective tasks and learning experiences for offline or online delivery that use appropriate innovative pedagogies and technologies to enhance learning

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered fully online. 

Overview of Learning Resources

All of the multimodal learning resources (videos, podcasts, visual material, readings) used in this course will be provided in or linked to directly from the Learning Management System.   As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will also be provided with access via the internet to the RMIT Library databases and online facilities. Assistance is available from RMIT librarians in searching and navigating the online content.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is designed to help you reflect on and develop your teaching and learning practice through activities that build on issues discussed and experienced in the course.   The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:   Assessment Task 1: 40%  - Linked CLOs: 1   Assessment Task 2: 30%  - Linked CLOs: 2, 3   Assessment Task 3: 30%  - Linked CLOs: 2, 3   Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.