Sub Dean TOL Update

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Phase #1 Implementation Workshops

Greetings again from the desk of the Sub Dean of TOL ūüôā

Since our last update, further TOL workshops have been conducted.¬†These workshops are used to determine the exact TOL elements which should be given priority within subjects¬†that are part¬†of the Faculty’s¬†nominated Phase #1 courses.

During August, workshops were held for the Master of Cyber Studies and the Bachelor of Psychology/Graduate Diploma of Psychology programs. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in these events, which are an essential part of the TOL development process. This month, workshops have been scheduled for the following Phase #1 courses:

  • Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)
  • Bachelor of Laws

Phase #1 TOL Subject Development

TOL subject development work is actively under way across selected subjects in the IT, Justice Studies, Law, and Maths/Stats discipline areas. Some of the enhancements being embedded into these subjects include:

  • Professionally-edited welcome videos
  • Orientation video packages
  • Smart Sparrow implementations
  • Assessments with flexible submission options
  • Padlet boards that facilitate student socialisation
  • H5P interactive quizzes

We have also designed a template landing page for use within our Phase #1 TOL courses (see below). The design is clean, simple and accessible, with a colour scheme matching the Faculty banner. Within this template there is space for a written subject introduction, a striking image, a professional video and a subject-relevant quote. At the bottom of the page, there are also options which allow students to commence immediate interaction with their subject. These options allow students to contact their lecturer, orientate themselves to the subject, or to access the learning content.

This page can be customised as needed to incorporate alternative elements. Overall, this design provides a stable visual template which can be tailored to suit the individual needs of subjects without sacrificing a familiar look and feel.

That’s all for this update – see you again next month!