Learn and discuss education technology issues and trends in your own time
If you are interested in teaching and learning with technology, and would like to try new things in your courses, join us for a coffee course. It’s an easy, short course that you can do in your own time.
How does it work?
The coffee course is equivalent to a one-hour or two-hour training session, but broken down into small pieces. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) while you do a short reading or activity at morning tea time, at your own desk. It should take about 10 minutes a day, over one week. You just need to subscribe to the ANU Online Coffee Courses blog to get the updates as they happen, and join in at any time.
We often also schedule an optional face-to-face catchup to discuss the topic over coffee.
What can I learn?
Feel free to participate in just those coffee courses which interest you. The courses are designed to give you ideas on how to apply new strategies for your own teaching. Previous topics include:
- Engaging students online
- Open Education Practice (OEP)
- Designing effective Wattle sites
- Universal design for learning (UDL)
- Active learning in lectures
- Using social media in teaching
Please suggest additional topics that interest you as well. Just leave a comment on the blog with your ideas.
How do I sign up?
All you need to do is subscribe to the blog by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and entering your email in the Subscribe box. Each day during the running of the course, you will receive an email with the prompt for the short activity for that day. (It should take about 10 minutes.) It might involve watching a short video and leaving a comment or idea on the blog.
If you would like recognition on your employment record for completing the course, you can register for the sessions listed on HORUS (available for ANU staff only).
Who is running it?
This course is offered by the educational designers in ANU Online, who support academics across the university in using technology effectively in their teaching. ANU Online also offers a variety of other training, including self-paced online training, and face-to-face sessions on campus.