External Resources


External Resources

National Guidelines: Opportunity through Online Learning, Improving student access, participation and success in Higher Education, by Dr Cathy Stone (2016 Equity Fellow, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET).

National Guidelines: Opportunity through Online Learning The National Guidelines “have been developed from the combined wisdom of 151 education practitioners working in online education at 16 different higher education institutions, 15 in Australia as well as the Open University UK. Other literature and research into online education and student experience has also helped to inform the Guidelines”.
The National Guidelines can be accessed here:

Further details about the project can be found here:

Threshold Concepts for Novice Online Teachers:

Threshold Concepts for Novice Online Teachers http://tcs4nots.avondale.edu.au/default.html
This website was an outcome of a Seed Project, funded by the OLT, titled: Using online teaching threshold concepts in transformative professional learning curricula for novice online educators.

The site contains:

  • key project information
  • threshold concepts about online teaching
  • perceptions of online learning environments
  • practical curriculum design guidelines
  • resources
  • project publications

Transformational Assessment Toolbox:

Transformational Assessment Toolbox:
This toolbox includes resources and outcomes that were produced from an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Seed Grant during 2014-2016, titled: But when do I get my mark? Students' responsiveness to adaptively released assessment feedback. The contents of this toolbox have been designed especially for use within the higher education sector and may be of particular interest to course designers and lecturers who are interested in rethinking traditional processes of providing assessment feedback to their students with the intention of engaging students in reflection about their own learning by transforming some elements of the assessment process.

Learning and Teaching Repository:

The Learning and Teaching Repository contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Australian Government from 1994-2018.

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository:

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) is a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature

The Guide

Articulates a set of principles for fostering online discussion in higher education, based on theory, the literature and evidence from postgraduate and undergraduate flexibly delivered courses.

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Student Perspectives

Here we present students’ perspectives on their experience of online discussion, in which the teacher used the Guide.

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Lecturer Vignettes

These vignettes capture the essence of how the FOLD strategies have influenced lecturers’ experiences of facilitating online discussion.

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The resources in this section are the literature used to inform the Guide as well as presentations made by the Project Team. These will be added to as we continue to disseminate.

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