There is a vast body of scholarly literature devoted to teaching and learning as well as many opportunities to interact with fellow educators.

A sample of links to a range of Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research outlets is provided below. These resources are useful in relation to teaching and learning practice as well as educational research.

Learning & teaching repository

The learning & teaching repository contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Australian Government from 1994-2018.

Higher education journals & conferences

Victoria University and the Connected Learning team encourage educators to share their teaching and learning research and achievements with a wider community of scholars. Below is a wide range of SoTL outlets.

Other higher education learning & teaching resources

A range of other SoTL resources can be equally useful depending on your purpose. Below is a list of blogs, databanks, email lists and organisations which commonly publish SoTL material.

Higher Education Research & Development Association's (HERSA) Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) modules

The University has purchased a site-wide licence for the HERDSA SoTL modules. Please note VU staff will need to login.


Faculty Focus

Lots of excellent practical tips can be found at the Faculty Focus blog.

The Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation and its Resources/Academy collection is a good source of validated research by discipline scholars into curriculum design to improve learning.


JISC is a UK further education research group that has a wide range of university resources.

Advance HE (UK)

Advance HE (UK) is also a great source for teaching resources and education research. They have an amazing range of free online journals that cover many professional areas.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

Another databank of materials that are (mostly) freely available is Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), a US based collection. MERLOT is particularly useful because you can search by ‘type’ of learning materials, such as quizzes, assessment tools, animations and so on. Many of the materials have been peer-reviewed for their usefulness, so you have a sense of whether they ‘worked’ to help student learning.