The CSU wiki: What is it? What’s new?

The wiki began life in our Faculty as a one-stop shop for all things learning and teaching but in recent months we’ve joined forces with the other Faculties and DLT for a true collaboration. As the flash new homepage says, it’s now ‘a community space for knowledge sharing and co-developing resources about learning and teaching’. We’ve been working hard to not only produce and link to useful resources but to also arrange them in an intuitive way.

Faculty specific pages

Although most of the pages are for all CSU users, each Faculty has its own pages for information and resources unique to them. You can access the BJBS pages from the home page. On those pages, you’ll find information about what’s new in our Faculty, our PD calendar and the key L&T support staff with specific responsibility for supporting BJBS academics.

New navigation

Our navigation bar at the top of each page focuses on key task areas learning and teaching academics wrestle with. This includes preparing for session, enhancing our subjects, marking and moderating, and evaluation. The wiki is always a work in progress but the most developed pages for arguably the most important tasks is preparing for session. In this section you’ll find help for reflecting on past sessions, updating resources, revising assessments, preparing the subject outline and building your i2 site.

New resources

New resources are being added all the time. Recent additions, which can be easily found  using the search bar include:

  1. Cheating at University – a series of 15 minute teaching activities aimed at deterring contract cheating by your students.
  2. Quick links for Sessional and New Academics – key resources to help sessional and new academics navigate their way around teaching and administration, including pay.
  3. eTextbooks (Library support) – how to adopt an e-textbook strategy in your subject and issues to consider before doing so.
  4. Literacy Windows (ALLaN resource) – a strategy to embed and integrate literacy and numeracy skills into your subject
  5. Rubrics development process – details on a collaborative approach to writing assessment criteria and standards using ALLaN support
  6. Feedback for learning – a series of resources to enhance the feedback we provide to our students.

As always any feedback welcome, please email me.