Course Title: Innovations in Tertiary Learning & Teaching

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Innovations in Tertiary Learning & Teaching

Credit Points: 12.00

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RMIT University Vietnam


810P Office of the President, RMITV


Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Frederique Bouilheres

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

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to employ a variety of approaches and create tasks that will guide learners towards achieving their learning outcomes and developing graduate attributes.

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. Throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to attend face-to-face or online group sessions to apply the theories and content presented in the topics and to discuss and brainstorm your assignments. For cohorts unable to link in real time to workshops, the discussion board may be used as an alternative.

Overview of Learning Resources

All of the multimodal learning resources (videos, podcasts, visual material, readings) used in this course will be provided or linked to directly from the Learning Management System (Blackboard).

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 assessments are directly aligned to the Learning Outcomes for this 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.