Everything you need to plan and deliver compelling courses

Program Courses Core activities Additional activities Released Status
Teaching and Assessment for Medical Educators

Focusing on direct skills observation, evaluation and teaching with patients, this program will help ensure that medical educators minimize subjectivity and improve the reliability and standardization of student assessments across multiple sites of learning.


It will focus on the unique teaching and assessment context in medical education and clinical evaluation.


The program is designed to assist medical schools in complying with Liaison Committee on Medical Education standards.

2 6.5 hours 77.5 hours Jun 2015 Collaborate
University and College Teaching

This program pools the experience and knowledge of leading educationalists and will equip all levels of faculty with the skills needed to effectively plan and deliver compelling courses that will ensure student success. The program includes assignments that can contribute towards a Teaching Portfolio and potential accreditation.

University and College Teaching was developed under the guidance of Lead Advisor Professor Graham Gibbs (University of Oxford) and US-Version Editor Professor Marilla Svinicki (Texas-Austin).

9 27.0 hours 256.0 hours Nov 2011 Published
Learning Technologies Online

Technology use in support of teaching is becoming increasingly prevalent at all levels of education. Learning Technologies, designed for teaching staff and e-learning teams, will explore the ways in which technology can transform teaching and learning, examine the features of a wide range of current digital learning tools and resources, and help staff determine how best to blend traditional and online teaching delivery, methods and resources to meet their learners’ needs.

Comprising over ten hours of media-rich, interactive material, Learning Technologies will help to keep staff up-to-date with recent developments to meet student demand for technology-enhanced learning in today’s competitive higher education environment.

7 13.0 hours n/a Feb 2010 Published
Teaching Online

This program is designed to provide lecturers with the knowledge and skills they need to design and teach effective and engaging online courses.

It will investigate the differences between face-to-face and online instruction, guide participants through the basics of online course design and pedagogy, introduce a range of technology tools, and provide advice on supporting students who are studying online.

The resulting improvement in online course quality, flexibility and efficiency will enhance the student experience, reduce drop-out rates and save money.

Each three-hour online course will be supplemented by a further six hours of optional activities (making 46 hours in total) which encourage faculty to apply newly-gained knowledge to their own instruction and to build a personal development portfolio.

6 14.5 hours 57.5 hours Apr 2014 Published


Essential knowledge for achieving research best practice

Program Courses Core activities Additional activities Released Status
Advising Doctoral Students

Advising Doctoral Students will empower universities to ensure that all faculty members in a mentoring role are well equiped to deal with emerging challenges in this continually changing field.

Working with leading experts and the Epigeum editorial team, the members of this collaboration will adapt the global program 'Supervising Doctoral Studies' for US universities. The outputs from this collaboration will be a collection of the highest quality online materials together with supplementary training resources and implementation guides required to successfully deliver these materials.

8 4.0 hours 20.0 hours Nov 2014 Development
Human Subjects Protection

Research, particularly human subjects research, is a complex activity, governed by many rules, guidelines and so-called 'commonly accepted practices'. Therefore it is essential that anyone undertaking such research should have a good basic understanding of which research is regulated, what those regulations require, and why there is a need for such. This course will help to guide researchers in both best practice, and carrying out ethical human subjects research.

1 3.0 hours 12.0 hours Oct 2013 Published
Research Integrity

Sorting right from wrong in today's increasingly complex global research world is not a simple task. This internationally developed program is designed to provide researchers with a better understanding of their obligations and responsibilities, along with practical advice on how to deal with the challenging situations in which they may find themselves.

Research Integrity is supported by a Supplement giving full details on how it can be used by institutions to form a blended program that responds to NIH and NSF funding requirements.

Each course comprises 4-5 hours of online content plus an additional 25-32 hours of associated activities.

5 22.5 hours 25-32 hrs/course Jul 2012 Published
Statistical Methods for Research

Statistical Methods for Research is designed to provide graduate students with a strong foundation in statistics, covering key areas such as confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and statistical modeling.

The program provides the vast majority of Master's level students with the statistics they will need to complete their research reports, and provides doctoral students with the statistics they need to understand and evaluate the statistical test models they will use in their research.

Taking a cross-disciplinary approach and compatible with all major statistics packages, this program will be rich with scenarios, practical applications and interactive statistical models and will be supported by optional peer-to-peer online forums and interaction.

The course is based on the design of a highly successful course from the University of Reading, UK, that has recorded an average improvement of 122% in students' performances.

7 12.5 hours TBC Jul 2014 Development
Professional Skills for Research Leaders

Professional Skills for Research Leaders is designed to help new faculty, post doctorates, advanced graduate students, and independent researchers enhance their leadership, management and engagement strategies to increase their competitiveness and effectiveness.

Completing the program will help faculty and established researchers to improve their grant writing skills, increase their research impact, ensure robust collaborations, lead productive research teams and projects, communicate across a range of media and extend their reach and influence.  

It encourages the development of transferable skills and can assist universities in meeting funder compliance requirements.

6 15.3 hours 61.3 hours Jan 2014 Published