Supporting your teaching

We take a professional development approach to supporting your use of technologies in your teaching, and welcome submissions for new e-learning projects.

We support teaching in a number of different ways:

  • We accept project expressions of interest (EOIs) for technology enhanced/enabled learning projects;
  • We provide support for customised/tailored technology solutions to teaching and learning challenges;
  • We provide one on one support for staff who want to make use of technologies in their teaching.
  • We provide process support for technology focussed teaching improvement grants/research grants;
  • We collaborate with staff who want to conduct research into their teaching/student learning (scholarship of teaching and learning).

Project Expressions of Interest

The Learning and Teaching Unit accepts project expressions of interest (EOIs) for technology enhanced/enabled learning.

Projects can support innovative teaching in a range of contexts and modalities, including face-to-face, blended and online teaching. Only projects related to undergraduate and postgraduate courses are eligible.

Minimum timeframe

The minimum timeframe for most projects is eight months from EOI submission to project launch.

E-learning project examples

  • Conversion of courses for flexible/distance delivery,
  • Transforming in-class or clinical teaching through the use of particular technologies
  • Creating media rich resources to supplement face-to-face-teaching.

The submission process consists of filling in an online Expression of Interest (EOI) form and submitting it to the Learning and Teaching Unit. This form provides LTU staff with details of the flexible, distance learning, or technology-enhanced learning project that you wish to start. Only submissions using the online form will be reviewed.

If you have any questions about your Expression of Interest, please contact us.

What happens to my submission of interest?

All EOI submissions are reviewed by LTU staff, then they are prioritised, in conjunction with the Associate Dean, Academic. You will be contacted by the LTU once all EOIs have been reviewed. This will happen approximately one month after the closing date. If your submission is successful, we will contact you to arrange an initial project meeting.

We anticipate accepting approximately around half of the proposals received due to staffing limitations within the Unit.

Tailored solutions

Sometimes your teaching need requires a customised solution. For example, you might want to find a way to deliver case based learning to students. Alternatively you might be looking for a way to deliver clinical skills videos online. Whatever your particular needs we are here to help you. In most cases we have the requisite expertise to deliver the solution that you need. If not, we can work with you to find a third party capable of meeting your needs.

Individualised support

We provide individualised support for lecturers who want to use technologies in their teaching. Our support is oriented to assisting FMHS members to develop the skills and knowledge to become competent and effective users of learning technology. We are happy to provide one-one advice or work with small groups of staff, but our focus is on building capacity across the Faculty.

If you would like one on one support, we can come to your office, or you can visit us. For our location and contact details, visit contact us.

Teaching grants

Support is available to improve and enhance teaching through initiatives through Ako Aotearoa and the University's Teaching Improvement Grants. We have supported a number of academics in writing technology focussed teaching improvement grants and would be very happy to advise/collaborate with you if you have a teaching improvement grant in mind.

Research collaborations

Scholarship of teaching and learning involves the systematic investigation of teaching and learning practices in order to improve teaching/enhance the student learning experience.

We are research active in our own right whilst also collaborating with academic staff on teaching scholarship projects. If you have a project in mind, please contact us.