CETL1001: Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Mon, May 29, 2023, 12:00 AM GMT-4 – Sun, Aug 20, 2023, 12:00 AM GMT-4
CETL1001: Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Educators in Higher Education (HE) in additional to being qualified in their respective discipline, are expected to be proficient in the art and science of teaching and learning. CETL1001 - Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was therefore, developed to equip HE educators who do not possess formal teacher training with foundational practice in teaching and learning. This online course is an introduction to contemporary and best practice methods of teaching and learning both in the face-to-face and online environment. While new or non-trained educators explore strategies for developing and facilitating effective learning experiences, skilled instructors can seize the opportunity to refine and boost their practice. Participants will immerse themselves in this fully online course and interact with the content on their own time, at their own pace. 

Target Audience

  • New and experienced educators.
  • Individuals pursuing a career in teaching.
  • Human Resources professionals or trainers.


  1. How Students Learn
  2. Course Design 
  3. Assessment and Feedback
  4. Instructional Strategies
  5. The Reflective Practitioner


In this online course participants will be provided with opportunities to: 

  • Deepen knowledge of how students learn and instructional strategies.
  • Explore course design, frameworks and principles. 
  • Develop effective learning outcomes using Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Explore effective assessment practice in higher education.
  • Reflect on the practice of the instructor as a facilitator of learning. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Design learning activities aligned to instructional objectives.  
  • Assess instruction aligned to objectives and activities.
  • Align assessment methods to learning outcomes.
  • Engage in reflective practice through journaling personal experiences /professional practice. 
  • Apply active learning strategies to achieve desired learning outcomes.
  • Critically evaluate personal performance.

It is recommended that participants complete ILO101 - Introduction to Learning Online before accessing CETL1001.

This is a flexible on-demand online (asynchronous) course available via myeLearning.

Mode of Delivery

Fully Online Asynchronous

Programme Prerequisites 

The Introduction to Learning Online (ILO101) course is a prerequisite for the Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education course.

Completion Requirements

  • Each module runs for 2 weeks. 
  • A statement of completion and a course badge will be awarded to individuals who submit or participate in all assessment and activities required throughout the course.

Online Learning Activities

This course is facilitated by the utilization of a Learning Management System (LMS). Therefore, activities may include various capabilities of the LMS such as; discussion forums, quizzes, assignments (journaling), video, interactive content etc.


The course is guided by the following assessment structure:
  • Module quizzes 40%
  • BOPPPS Lesson Plan 10%
  • Peer Observation 30% 
  • Teaching Philosophy 20%

Marking Scheme

Participants must score 80% in each module to advance to the other module.  

Dr. Leroy Hill

Director, The CETL, The UWI.

Javed Mohammed

eLearning Support Specialist, The CETL, The UWI.
  • Shalah Phillips
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