Learning and teaching professional development

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The Centre for Academic Development (CAD) provides an array of professional development opportunities to support all teaching staff from induction through to the advanced knowledge and skills required to proficiently undertake quality face-to-face, blended and online teaching within a higher education institution.

Please note: Human Resources also run general professional development, sessions can be found via the HR training page.

PD by type

Are you looking for something to engage with now or want to book in advance? Are you wanting something self-paced or prefer to engage with peers? Are you looking for something face-to-face, online or virtual? Regardless of your learning preferences, we have several types of professional development platforms to engage with. Click directly on the grey tabs in the header above to access each platform.

PD by technology

Federation University has several supported technologies which can be used in the teaching space to enhance learning. A range of resources, how to guides, advice, links and examples are housed on the Learning Technologies Hub. Click the grey drop down menu for the direct link to each learning and teaching technology as well as support guides.

Professional development by technology

New 'Learning Technologies Hub' launching February 2021.

There will be a brand new Learning Technologies Hub launched within Moodle, with updated information and topics. These following links will be updated closer to the launch date.

If there is another learning and teaching technology you would like to try or you need support with one of these following systems, please log a job via the ServiceNow system and a team member will be in contact.

Learning and Teaching Technologies supported by Federation University
Moodle: Learning Management SystemH5P: Interactive web objects
Mahara: ePortfoliosAdobe Connect: Virtual Classrooms
Turnitin: Preventing PlagiarismKaltura: Video Platform - DIY Video
Advanced Video: Work with the Digital Production teamQualtrics: Survey tool
Audacity: Audio EditingCopyright: Tools and Resources

PD by topic

If you have a learning and teaching practice you want support with and want to see everything available in that topic area, click on the arrow below to explore. Learning and teaching topics are listed within eight domains – Learning, Assessment, Course design, Development, Facilitation, Feedback, Monitoring and Evaluation.

PD by program

There are two programs facilitated by the Centre for Academic Development (CAD) to support a more comprehensive pedagogical underpinning to tertiary learning and teaching practices.

  • The Academic Induction Program is offered to all new teaching staff to Federation University to provide key information, highlight available resources and develop networks to support their teaching role.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education) is a formal, postgraduate qualification to enable evidence-based scholarly practice.