Welcome to the Special Issue: Teaching Online

Nationally, the COVID-19 outbreak is changing the face of teaching. Like many other higher education institutions, Flinders University is moving to protect the health and well-being of its students and staff with a variety of strategies, including a move to increased online teaching.

With students asked not to attend lectures, how do we best facilitate teaching whilst remaining true to our Flinders Learning & Teaching principles?

This Special Issue of Learning & Teaching@Flinders is designed to help you ‘hit the ground running’.

There are already a huge range of resources and supports available to you; some you may know about and some you may not. In this Special Issue we have curated articles dedicated to online:

  • teaching (that you already do)
  • accessibility
  • academic integrity
  • groupwork
  • assessment considerations

as well as links to resources you might find useful. These resources include self-paced and moderated online modules, equipment, workshops and how-to articles. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the ACODE (Australasian Council for Open and Distance Education) key points on e-assessments available in the first draft of Recommendations for institutions considering moving any teaching that is moving online.

We trust you find this issue timely and useful as we continue to keep our students’ learning experiences first and foremost during this challenging time.

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