On this website you’ll find resources for tackling classroom challenges and enhancing your teaching and learning. You’ll also find listings of upcoming workshops and presentations on a variety of topics relating to teaching matters.

Need some help?  Check out the TLC Staff profiles  so that you can find the right person to contact when you want one-to-one assistance.

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Latest Teaching News and Presentations

Congratulations to the 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards winners in the following categories:

  • Lloyd Carpenter – Principal Award Winner and award in the Kaupapa Māori Category
  • Azadeh (Azi) Nilipour – Early Career
  • Pam Benbow – Tutor
  • Ani Kartikasari – Educational Support
  • Koji Kobayashi – Innovation in Teaching
  • Joanna Fountain – Sustained Excellence
  • James Ross – Postgraduate Research Supervision
  • Stephen Wratten – Postgraduate Research Supervision

The Awards will be presented formally at a celebration of Teaching and Learning in Semester 1, 2018 and the Principal Award will be presented at the 2018 Graduation ceremony. The recipients of the Teaching Excellence Awards will deliver a series of workshops or seminars during 2018 on their teaching practices.

A/Prof Steve Wheeler – Digital Learning Futures: The future is mobile, social, personal. University of Southern Queensland Learning and Teaching Salon session 19-07-2016 https://vimeo.com/user10756933/review/175179212/b1de8c92ad

Presentation by James Dalziel, Professor of Learning Technology, Macquarie University: Pedagogy in the 21st Century – 

Teach online resources and information – http://teachonline.ca, Teach online news letters – http://teachonline.ca/about-us/newsroom/past-newsletters


Upcoming Workshops

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Blended Teaching

Teaching in a Blended Environment provides exciting opportunities and challenges for staff and students.  The goal of blending classroom and interactive learning technologies is to enhance learning outcomes.  LTL have created a series of faculty development workshops to support staff on their blended learning journey and we encourage you to book in and have a look at the supporting resources on the LEARN

Latest features @ TLC

Introducing students to LEARN

Do you induct your students to LEARN? Consider the benefits of guiding them through your site and activities at the start of the semester and how it will streamline both their learning and your communication with students. The Teaching Quality team offers some tips and advice for introducing LEARN here.

Creating your profile on LEARN

Having a personalized profile in LEARN is a great way of showing you have a presence in the online learning environment. For students it makes it easier to identify ‘who is who’ and for academics it makes it easier for students to identify their lecturers. To learn how to create your profile in LEARN click here


Kahoot – interaction in class

Kahoot!, a favorite learning tool in primary and secondary schools in New Zealand, is also a terrific tool for university educators looking to add to their teaching toolkit to make learning awesome!

to learn more about Kahoot click here

    Google Earth – creating digital assignments

In 2014 the RECN341 Recreation & Tourism in Protected Natural Areas course  had groups of students complete an assignment that mapped the Spectrum of areas of Recreation Opportunity (ROS) over a 600sqkm part of New Zealand. This was all done in Google Earth… to read on click here