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Last updated 29 April 2020
Last updated 29 April 2020

These Australian webinars and training videos will help your tertiary education organisation (TEO) to build and enhance the quality of your online teaching resources and practices.
These Australian webinars and training videos will help your tertiary education organisation (TEO) to build and enhance the quality of your online teaching resources and practices.

All resources listed on this page are free to view or download.
Please note: We have gathered the resources on this page to make it quicker and easier for you to find information to support your transition to teaching online. While we have made every effort to ensure sources are reputable, inclusion of content does not indicate endorsement from the Tertiary Education Commission.
Teaching online – training videos for teachers and lecturers (Griffith University, Australia, March 2020)
This set of videos has been developed for trainers and lecturers working with adult students of all ages. They are intended to help educators transition to the online space and become comfortable trying new things.
These short videos, three to six minutes in length, cover:
Platform features and how to maximise them
How to teach ‘live’ online
How to host and manage discussion forums
Using Microsoft teams
New ideas for teaching online
How to facilitate social engagement in your learners
How to humanise yourself for better learner engagement
Six-step approach to designing a learning topic for online
The role of the online teacher.
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) resources
ADCET offer multiple resources on the move to online delivery. While their focus is students with disability, advice is relevant to all learners, and particularly relevant for disabled and other marginalised learner groups.
Webinars are recorded and can usually be viewed in 30–45 minutes.
Tips for providing on-line mentoring support to students with disability (April 2020, 45 mins)
A short advice page which links to further resources around advice to learners and tools to support new habits for them in the transition to online learning.
Supporting students’ wellbeing during online delivery (April 2020, 45 mins)
The webinar looks at how, in this time of physical distancing, online learning can be delivered in ways that enhance student engagement and student wellbeing. Tips are focused at staff delivering on-line instruction.
Key learnings:
Know your learners (their needs, challenges, circumstances and strengths) so you know what they need from you.
Work to facilitate connection and communication between yourself and your learners and learners with each other.
Actively promote your TEO’s student support services (don’t assume they will go looking for them on your TEC website).
TEQSA Online learning good practice kit (Australia, March 2020)
This resource has been collated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Australia to assist the sector’s rapid transition to online learning during COVID-19. All material is free to download or access.
The content is arranged into five broad subject areas: 

Opportunity through online learning: Improving student access, participation and success in higher education, NCSEHE 2016 Equity Fellowship final reportAustralian National Guidelines for Improving Student outcomes in online learning. Executive summary (PDF, 1.2 Mb), full report (PDF, 4.7 Mb), National Guidelines for Improving Student Outcomes in Online Learning (PDF, 1.1 Mb).
Guidelines for Designing Accessible Instructional Media, 2015 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Disability and eLearning: Opportunities and Barriers (Disability Studies Quarterly, 2016, online)Discusses challenges for disabled learners in accessing online education and the legal and moral responsibilities of TEO’s to make all their online activities accessible to all students, regardless of disability.
Student employment and inflexible university policies drive online drop out, 2017 (web page with research links). Discusses the importance on flexing online assessment to enable and facilitate learner engagement and retention. 
Teaching conceptions and teaching context affect the enacted practice of online teachers, 2019 (PDF available by request from linked site). This study examined effects on enacted teaching practice in an exclusively online context within a large vocational education sector in Australia.