A cup of coffee sits next to a computer.

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Coffee courses are an easy way to learn new ideas for using technology in your teaching. Each coffee course will cover a new topic in education technology, teaching online, digital tools, pedagogy, or trends in technology. It is equivalent to a one- or two-hour face-to-face training session, but is done at your own pace from your own desk.

Courses are offered regularly through the blog, and take place over one week. Each day while the course runs, a short activity or video will be posted to the blog for you to do. It should take about 10 – 15 minutes, just enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea, or whatever you prefer). For more information, please see this post about coffee courses. You can do any course at any time and all are welcome to participate.

If you would like recognition on your employment record for completing the course, you can register for the session on HORUS prior to the course starting (available for ANU staff only).

Ideas and feedback welcome

We are open to suggestions based on your interests or needs – please just share your ideas in a comment on a blog post or email karlene.dickens@anu.edu.au.


We are grateful to Sarah Thorneycroft from the University of New England for developing the concept of coffee courses. We hope we can do it justice!

List of courses

Academic Integrity and Turnitin – October 2016

Magnifying glass showing close up text.

Build your researcher profile – November 2017

A group of students collaborates around a computer.

Engaging Students Online – February 2017

Enhancing your lectures: Strategies for student engagement – June 2017

A sillouette of a person flipping upside down.

Flipping the Classroom – September 2016

A young woman looks at an iPad.

Getting Started with ePortfolios – August 2017

The milky way over the Atacama Desert.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – December 2016

A window in a classroom is open to the outside.

Open Educational Practice (OEP) – March 2017

Open Education: From Resources to Practice – October 2017

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – May 2017

Two students look at an iPad.

Video in Teaching and Learning (Part 1): Why video? –  August 2017

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Video in Teaching & Learning (Part 2): Creating videos – September 2017

A man wearing a VR helmet is immersed in a digital world.

Virtual Reality: Imagining a new educational reality – July 2017