Centres and groups

Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE) conducts research and professional development in the three broad areas of its research focus: tertiary and higher education policy; teaching and learning and the student experience; and educational technology and the learning sciences.

MCSHE aims to deliver quality and innovation in each of these fields through signature research themes, distinctive projects, practical programs and special events. The MCSHE is also home to the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.

Learning Environments

Learning Environments is part of Academic Services, a division of University Services. It works to support the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment capability by delivering high quality educational technologies, professional video and media production, eLearning design and development, and a range of academic support services, and professional development programs.

Learning Environments manages, supports and provides professional development for the University's core educational technologies:

  • The University's Learning Management System LMS, supporting over 4800 subject sites
  • Turnitin for originality checking and online feedback
  • Lecture Capture recording lectures for online delivery on the LMS

Learning Environments also provides a range of professional video and media production services.

Engineering Learning Unit

The Engineering Learning Unit (ELU) was established in 2007 to lead innovation and excellence in engineering education within the Melbourne School of Engineering.

As well as providing leadership in engineering education within the School, the ELU also serves the School in a number of other ways, including: mentoring to new academic staff; advice and mentoring to staff requiring assistance in teaching; and engineering education research.

Currently the ELU is focused on developing capabilities in three main areas of engineering education:

  • assessment and feedback
  • student engagement
  • development of teamwork, management and communication skills

The Williams Centre for Learning Advancement

Inspired by Professor Williams who was a faculty leader at the forefront of change management and teaching advancement, the WCLA seeks to steer the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) through major pedagogical changes, including the incorporation of educational technology in teaching and learning.

The Centre is the first port of call for teaching development needs for FBE staff and provides customised solutions as needed. The implementation of the Melbourne and FBE Vision is implemented through the establishment of new staff development programs and the provision of support staff for the teaching faculty.

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