HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Modules

Published by on the 21 November 2017

At this year’s annual conference in July, we launched the online HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) modules. The aim of the HERDSA SoTL modules is to start those new to SoTL on their journey by introducing the nature, purpose and processes of SoTL.

The modules have been specifically designed for the HERDSA community. Included are videos of prominent Australian and New Zealand HERDSA members contributing their valuable SoTL insights. The modules are also relevant for international scholars, acting as a capacity building resource to assist to develop and refine their SoTL knowledge and skills.

The modules are structured so that individuals can work through them alone or in a community of practice. The modules can also be run as a facilitated program by an institution and/or incorporated into a formal program such as a Graduate Certificate. The modules are supported by extensive resources.

The five modules are: Learning to Speak SoTL, Conceptualising a SoTL Project, Designing and Conducting a SoTL Project, Writing up SoTL findings, and Disseminating SoTL Findings. More details about each module including learning outcomes are available at http://www.herdsa.org.au/new-scholars.

The set of modules is free for HERDSA members. Enter your email and the password you created when you signed up for HERDSA membership or create an account. Click on MY DASHBOARD at the top of the page. On the right hand side of the page click on SOTL MODULES. If you do not have a current HERDSA membership and would like to view the modules please contact the HERDSA office (office@herdsa.org.au) for a temporary login.

Institutions can purchase a licence to use to modules. The modules can be made available to unlimited staff members or students. The one-time licence fee is $5000. As work towards finalising the year and begin planning your professional learning program for the new year, the HERDSA SoTL modules represent a cost effective ready-made opportunity which directors may wish to take advantage of at this time.

If your institution wishes to purchase a licence for the modules, please contact Jennifer at the HERDSA Office office@herdsa.org.au.

Dr Lee Partridge (lee.partridge@uwa.edu.au); or Dr Deb Clarke (dclarke@csu.edu.au) can answer questions about the modules.

Kind regards
Allan Goody