Peer review of teaching

Visiting an open course is an excellent way to begin conversations about teaching and learning. You can open your course to colleagues and gain many of the advantages of an open course and even deeper feedback through peer observation of teaching. Peer observation is an important tool to evidence your teaching when applying for promotion, grants and awards.

UTAS Peer review of teaching

Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS)
A product of Associate Professor Angela Carbone's OLT teaching fellowship

Open Course Site policy

You can visit other courses online too. UQ's policy of allowing other staff guest access can give you a view into the online presence of courses at UQ.

PPL 6.40.02 Guest access in Blackboard

Massive Online Open Courses

The University of Queensland is a member of the edX consortium.

You can find a list of courses available through UQx at and learn more about the project at

Open education movement

People are trying to make educational practice more visible and sharable. There are many reasons to get involved and opportunities to learn from practices around the world.

Wikipedia: Open education
School of Open

Open Gardens Australia

Open Gardens Australia provided much of the inspiration for this scheme and this site. We wholeheartedly recomend gardening, and visiting gardens in your local area is a great way to start.

Open Gardens Australia