Friends, it was another banner year for the coffee courses, and it was all thanks to you, our dear readers! Here’s a quick look at what happened in 2019, a peek into 2020 courses, and a special thank you to our team and contributors this year.
Snapshot of 2019
By the numbers…
- We offered 8 new courses this year, starting with Learning Spaces and wrapping up the year with Learning Analytics, Explained (bringing the total number of available courses to 30)
- There were 43 blog posts this year written by 9 authors, with 175 blog posts in total
- There are now 851 subscribers, with 460 from ANU
- We had 672 comments this year, with the total now 3,500 comments since we started in 2016.
- The most read post of the year was Day 1 of Teaching with Twitter, with 520 hits, written by Rebecca Goodway from Swinburne University.
- The most discussed post was (no surprise!) Day 1 of Facilitating effective discussions, written by Karlene Dickens.
What was your favourite post or discussion this year? We’d love to hear from you about what you learned or loved the most – let us know in the comments below.
Another achievement this year was being recognised at CAULLT for its contribution to professional learning in higher education.
Hey @katiedigc, ANU Coffee Courses were just (informally) voted #1 in terms of delivering evidence-based, flexible, accessible, affordable, and very-importantly, appealing professional learning HE L&T @caullt conference. Kudos!
— karina (@acahacker) November 7, 2019
Thanks to our contributors and authors!
It absolutely takes a village to bring you the coffee courses.We were very lucky to start off the year with a writing retreat at the beautiful ANU Mt Stromlo campus, where we wrote 5 courses in 3 days and had some lovely views– and visitors!
— ANU Online (@ANUOnlineTeam) January 9, 2019
Thanks so much, as always, to our regular contributors: Rebecca Ng, Karlene Dickens, Jill Lyall, and Janene Harman. Special thanks to Mandy Tutalo, who wrote 2 courses this year while also handling all our advertising, editing, and administration for the courses. Thanks to ANU friends Alex Webb and Rowena Tayler-Henry for their fabulous course on quiz design, which used interactive H5P packages for the first time.
I’d also like to thank our external contributors for this year. Rebecca Goodway from Swinburne University contributed fantastic gifs and discussion for the Teaching with Twitter course, our most read course for 2019, and returning author Dr. Patrick Tran from UNSW Canberra who helped us understand and use learning analytics for our teaching.
Just realised my prepared coffee has gone cold in the midst of this tweeting frenzy! Thank you so much to everyone who is joining @katiedigc and I today! #TWTCoffeeCourse looking forward to the next question! pic.twitter.com/c0iM6GKP0h
— Rebecca Goodway (@rebeccagoodway) October 11, 2019
I’d also like to thank Thao Tran for her design and support in using WordPress for our courses – the courses work so well and look so good as a result of her design! Thank you to Richard Robinson for his unflagging support for our courses and crazy ideas – we couldn’t have done it without you!
A sneak peek at next year
We are planning next year now, and looking forward to offering courses on:
- Science of learning
- Inclusive teaching practices
- Formative assessment
- Supporting wellbeing for students and teachers
- Reflective writing
- And more!
As always, suggestions are welcome in the comments.
We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday period, and we will see you in 2020!