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Coffee courses: 2019 year in review

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…

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.

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!

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.

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!

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