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Update on the 2020 Certificate

The Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education Certificate is not being run at the moment. If you would like to be the first to know when it is back on, email to express your interest.

You can read more about how the certificate works below. We encourage you to keep working through the ANU Coffee Course Modules, and to keep posting comments to the different blogs. When we reactivate the certificate, these posts will count towards your application. At that point, we will provide you with more information on how to enrol and how to write your final reflection.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

– The ANU Coffee Course Team




Are you a regular? Consider applying for the Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education Certificate

Coffee houses have long been a place for intellectual discussion and collaboration in higher education. We’d like to offer recognition to those ANU staff who participate in these ANU Coffee Courses regularly through a formal certificate.

ANU participants in these ANU Coffee Courses can build their own qualification out of individual coffee courses and receive a certificate for their contributions. To receive the Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education Certificate issued by the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT), participants must demonstrate their completion of 10 coffee courses across a range of topics.

Learning Outcomes
Vincent van Gogh – Cafe Terrace at Night (1888)

By completing a set range of coffee courses across different modules, participants will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify and explain tools and strategies for teaching with technology
  • Interpret how these tools and strategies can be applied in your teaching context
  • Explain how equity, diversity, accessibility, and student-centred learning are impacted by technology
  • Reflect on key issues with education technology in different contexts
  • Design and create lessons for your own teaching practice

How it works

The full course is delivered using this ANU Coffee Courses blog. Participants must complete at least 1 course of their choice from each of the 6 modules, and an additional 4 courses of their choice to complete 10 courses in total.

You are welcome to complete the Coffee Courses in any order, at any time. Each course will contain 3 to 5 blog posts with embedded activities and discussion questions. Participants must add a substantive comment to each blog post to complete the course.

The certificate process: Enrol, Complete the modules, Write reflection, Submit it, and receive your certificate.

How to receive your certificate

Once you have completed at least one course across each of the 10 modules, you will submit a final reflection to receive your certificate. This reflective piece should be a minimum of 400 words in total, and should explore how the content from the courses has impacted your practice, and the values and knowledge you have gained as a result of participating. More information on what to include in your final reflection is available here.

Why do the certificate?

If you are seeking to improve your skills and knowledge relating to technology-enhanced learning, this certificate is for you. By completing the modules, you will have demonstrated significant professional learning in this area that can be shared with colleagues and employers.

Also, the reflection you complete for this certificate is valuable for your learning and development. ANU offers an internationally-accredited program for professional recognition based on reflective writing; to learn more please visit the ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme.

And finally, we offer this certificate to recognise all the amazing contributions and hard work that you, the participants, have invested in the Coffee Courses since they began in 2016.

Certificate eligibility

The TEL in Higher Education Certificate is available for all members of ANU staff, including academics, professional staff, tutors, demonstrators, librarians, higher degree research students, and others. Unfortunately at this time it is only available to participants who are currently ANU staff. This certificate is ideal for anyone who has participated in several coffee courses already and is looking for more comprehensive recognition of their engagement with professional learning and development around technology-enhanced learning.