Enhancing courses

Enhancing courses is a systematic process to renew the Deakin curriculum and to ensure our students become highly employable graduates.


Course enhancement is enacted within each faculty with the support of collaborative teams comprising academic and resourcing specialists from Deakin Learning Futures working with faculty academic leaders. 

Course enhancement in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course Evidence Portfolio: Graduate Diploma of Example

Lauren discusses cloud and located learning and teaching in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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Course Evidence Portfolio: Graduate Diploma of Example

Julian discusses improvements to a Nursing unit as part of the course enhancement process. 

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Deakin's course enhancement process has four key stages:

Stage 1: Course Evidence Portfolio

In Stage 1 a Course Evidence Portfolio provides the basis for determining areas of strength and areas for enhancement, to develop agreed goals and a plan of work. See an example Course Evidence Portfolio (PDF, 830.0 KB) 

Stage 2 : Assessment and learning design

Stage 2 ensures every course (degree program) has a clear and concise set of course learning outcomes and minimum standards aligned with Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes, accreditation requirements (where applicable) and the Australian Qualifications Framework. Changes to learning design and assessment are considered alongside resourcing and capacity building requirements.

Stage 3: Learning resources

During Stage 3, changes are implemented, including new learning approaches (e.g. a flipped classroom model), new learning experiences (e.g. interactive simulation environment), or refreshed digital learning resources (e.g. Cloud concepts).

Stage 4: Project evaluation

The last step, Stage 4, is the formal evaluation of the course enhancement process. It is based on outcomes relative to the goals agreed in Stage 1, and draws on continuing evaluations from Stages 1 to 3. Courses that have completed course enhancement move into a continuous improvement cycle. Expert peer support and benchmarking may be included in this Stage, and the course team is encouraged to disseminate the outcomes of the course enhancement process through scholarly publications.

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