FlexAP Blended Synchronous Learning small grant scheme

Learning and Teaching Initiatives (LTIs) fund staff to improve the teaching, learning and assessment practices of the University. LTIs support a range of projects spanning categories such as general curriculum initiatives and technology-enhanced teaching, learning and assessment.

The current round of LTIs invites applications in the Blended Synchronous Learning (BSL) category. This forms part of the Online, Blended and Alternative stream of the FlexAP Implementation Program. Blended Synchronous Learning (BSL) refers to highly interactive, seminar-style sessions in which campus-based and remote students are taught simultaneously, using BSL-enabled venues to bring the cohorts together.

The focus of this category is on subjects that aim to include highly interactive BSL sessions. Proposals for funding and support through this activity stream should:

  • support subjects that will be delivered in Semester 1 2022, and;
  • include at least two hours of BSL activities (not including live-streamed lectures) per week.

The application form is very straightforward, and outlines recommend initiatives. Successful applicants will be supported through a workshop and written guides to implement activities and initiatives in their subjects, and improve the quality of teaching and student experience in BSL sessions.

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 incentive funding that can be used for teaching support or any activity that supports the academic to successfully complete the project.

The application deadline is 5 pm on Friday 4 February, and will require approval from your Pathway / Program Coordinator.

Full details of the scheme, guidelines and how to apply are available on the Learning and Teaching Initiatives webpage.

Please contact the Assoc Dean (Teaching and Learning), Kate Tregloan (k.tregloan@unimelb.edu.au) with other queries about FlexAp at ABP.

This scheme and related workshops are in addition to BEL+T BSL workshops and resources tailored for ABP. BEL+T BSL guidance includes background, linked Dual Delivery guidance, and information about BSL resources available in the faculty. Please contact abp-belt@unimelb.edu.au for information about BEL+T BSL workshops.