About

We are the Learning and Teaching  Team, College of Design & Social Context, RMIT University, Australia. ‘the teaching tomtom’ is a professional development initiative of the team.

We are dedicated to learning and teaching (L&T) in tertiary education. Are you in the field of L&T and have a blog? Please let us know and we will add you to our homepage.

We are looking for collaborators! Would you like to write for the teaching tomtom? Here’s what we want to do:

We want to be concise. Teachers and academics have to do a lot of reading so no posts will be longer than 1000 words.

We want to learn from people’s stories about teaching and learning – what works and what didn’t, your challenges and techniques, your ‘ah-ha’ moments and your ‘what if’ thoughts.

We are happy to share practical tips and techniques that work for us.

We want to stimulate conversations so our posts will always be opinionated, hopefully without being obnoxious. But we don’t want to be sued, so we are going to always keep it nice.

We want to hear your voice. Good teacher are like magpies, collecting, and adapting resources from many sources, so as much as you share you can get back from the ideas of others.

We promise to never rip off your work and present it as our own. If you want to write for us it is because you have an urge to share your experience and help others so it may travel further than you think (note the licensing arrangements below).

Interested? Email us, preferably with a sample piece of less than 1000 words. Just a reminder that your content should have a strong L&T focus. Contact John at teachingtomtom@rmit.edu.au for more details.

We want you to use our material. You are free to reproduce any posts from the tomtom through the Creative Commons “Attribution-non commercial-sharealike” license. We would like to know how you are using our material, just out of interest, so feel free to drop us a line.

We are also on Twitter and Facebook. You can follow @teachingtomtom on Twitter, and https://www.facebook.com/TeachingTomTom on Facebook

Contact Us. We monitor the address: teachingtomtom@rmit.edu.au twice a week.

Many thanks to The Thesis Whisperer for allowing us to adapt her well crafted words for this section.

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