Explore our new Teaching and Learning Induction Portal

The Deakin Learning Futures Teaching and Learning Induction Portal is now accessible on DeakinHub.

Supporting staff to support our students

Academic or professional staff are often the first port of call when a student needs help, so we’ve developed the Student Support and Referral portal. Launched earlier this year, the portal is part of our ongoing commitment to prioritising the health and wellbeing of our entire University community.

Join the ePortfolio Australia Forum 2020 and find out more about using portfolios in teaching and learning

The 2020 ePortfolio Australia Forum will be virtually hosted by Deakin University with the theme of ‘Digital Identity – Ethics and Experience’.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic staff at Deakin may need to transition their teaching practice online. For daily updates, resources and workshops please visit and bookmark the Transitioning Teaching Online website.

Tales of Teaching Online – New Podcast

Tales of Teaching Online – New Podcast

Tales of Teaching Online presents two new episodes this week: ‘From wholly face-to-face to online in a few weeks’ showcases how A/Prof. Guo-Qiang Liu transitioned his Chinese language unit from wholly face to face to online in a few weeks, initiated by COVID-19; and ‘Reaching 33,000 people with Facebook Live lectures’ Ross Monaghan leverages the power of social media to enhance the impact on students.

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Deakin’s Learning and Teaching Conference goes Digital for 2020

Deakin’s Learning and Teaching Conference goes Digital for 2020

Deakin Learning Futures is pleased to announce that preparations are well under way for the 2020 Deakin Learning and Teaching Virtual Conference. This year, our theme is ‘Critical conversations, challenges and celebrations’. The program will be a rich exploration of how we have found ways to share and work together during this very unusual year, new conversations about learning and teaching practice and big ideas, and staff and student reflection on experiences of going virtual. Professor Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, will be our keynote speaker. Her opening session will take a look at the year that was – and what a year it has been.

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Newly accredited programme offers staff recognition for their great teaching and learning at Deakin University

Newly accredited programme offers staff recognition for their great teaching and learning at Deakin University

Advance HE accreditation allows Deakin Universities to confer Fellowship. Deakin University has achieved Advance HE accreditation for two of its staff development programmes in Teaching and Learning, meaning that it will now be able to confer Fellowship on successful participants of those programme.

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