NEAS membership includes free access for all College staff to our online Quality Learning Series courses. Courses are aimed at a range of staff, including senior management, middle management, student services staff and teachers.
Ideal for those who live in regional areas, or for those who may be too time poor to attend our face to face QLS workshops, these collaborative courses will not only inspire you, but will also provide you with the opportunity to network online with your peers throughout Australia.
Courses generally take 4 hours over the course of 4 weeks, and contain a mix of video content, reading, assignments and discussion groups. Best of all, there is no set time where you need to log on, so you can study when it suits you.
Enhancing the Student Experience 365
Quality ELT Centres provide quality teaching but do students always feel that they have had a quality experience during their period of enrolment? In the hustle and bustle of day to day teaching and management, the importance of the students’ broader experience in the language centre and beyond can be overlooked.
Helping students have a positive experience while they are enrolled with you need not be a costly exercise. There are various simple and inexpensive strategies you can implement to improve the student experience, if you know what your students need and/or are likely to value. Many providers, however, are not engaging their stakeholders effectively to access this information.
In this session, participants will explore the principles and features of systems designed to collect robust feedback that can help them add value to the student experience. They will then workshop a number of ideas that they may be able to take back to their own centres and start implementing without having to spend too much time or money.
Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to focus on providing students with a quality experience both inside and beyond the classroom during their period of enrolment.REGISTER HERE
Assessing Against Learning Outcomes 365
Learning outcomes are the foundation of quality syllabus and valid assessment. They provide guidance for teachers in selecting and/or creating resources and materials to enable their students to achieve course outcomes. They also provide a handy checklist to ensure that assessment tools assess what the course aims to teach.
Whether teachers are using assessment tools from their core texts or sample tests in test preparation textbooks, it is essential to determine the degree to which these tools or tests relate to the course syllabus. Mapping an assessment tool against learning outcomes enables the teacher to determine whether it needs to be abandoned or adapted to meet the needs of the syllabus.
This session gives participants the opportunity to work with commercially available assessments to develop skills in adapting assessment tools for use within their centre. These skills are equally applicable in contexts where centres create their own assessments and/or wish to adapt their current assessment bank for different courses.
Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to evaluate and design effective assessment instruments.REGISTER HERE
‘A fantastic course, I have definitely learned a lot.’
‘Very useful to network and share ideas with other managers as we all experience the same kind of issues.’
‘It is very convenient as we can do it in our own time.’
‘Keep up the great work! I am looking forward to many more courses in the near future.’
In this course you will participate in an interactive course on effective ELT leadership. You can watch a video, read articles or view infographics on leadership.
The course will be conducted in a flipped mode. In this course there are four modules: The Library (Leaders are readers), The Café (Learning is social), The Playground (Learning as play) and The Assessment Centre (Formative and Summative). You can start in any of the four modules, leave and come back. The choice is yours! There are four module completion badges you can earn in the course. However, you must complete three items from each module to earn each badge. The items will be labelled with, view (page), contribute (discussion), and score at least (quiz). The course is best done on a laptop or desktop PC.REGISTER HERE!
NEAS 365: Complete your course in your own pace!
Strategy, Risk and Governance 365
NEAS has launched a new self-paced online version of their recently released course, Strategy, Risk and Governance on NEAS Online. This course contains new features that are different to the 2017 version of the course such as:
- Interactive quizzes with instant feedback
- Interactive activities for quality principle G 1-6 and drivers
- Badges awarded for each completed Module
- Discussion Forums for sharing of task ideas with other NEAS members
- Chat function for real time communication
Please register with a work email address if you work at a NEAS Centre. If you do not have one, please ask your manager to register you.