These modules are designed for Learning & Teaching (L&T) staff but all staff are invited to complete them.
For those staff who use the VU Develop framework, you can add these modules to your professional development plan through the links provided.
E-books: The Fine Print (L&T library essential)
E-books: The Fine Print provides information about the ‘fine print’ of VU’s e-books. This includes the various access models and licencing, and how digital rights management affects access to e-books.
Add 'E-books' to your VU Develop plan.
OERs for Teaching (L&T library essential)
OERs for Teaching provides definition and information regarding Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the 5 Rs of open. The module gives tips on finding OER textbooks and other resources, and showcases examples of OER resources being used in teaching at Victoria University.
Add 'OERs for teaching' to your VU Develop plan.
Images for Teaching (L&T library practical)
Images for Teaching will teach you how Creative Commons licencing makes it easy to find and use images for teaching. Learn how to find Creative Commons images using Google Images, Flickr and a variety of dedicated websites.
Add 'Images for Teaching' to your VU Develop plan.
Evaluating OERs for Purpose (L&T Library Practical)
Evaluating OERs for Purpose will build your knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Revisit the fundamentals of the evaluation criteria of authority, accuracy, currency, alignment to teaching and suitability of resources.
Add ‘Evaluating OERs for Purpose’ to your VU Develop plan.
Copyright for teaching
The online module Copyright for teaching is for teaching staff and learning designers, and focuses on copyright compliance as per VU’s Copyright Policy and Procedure. The module covers: copyright law; resources that can be used without permission and where further advice or permissions are required; how to use resources such as e-journal articles, e-books, video clips, films, YouTube and music.
Log in to VU Develop to complete Copyright for Teaching which can be added to your VU Develop Plan.