The Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) seeks to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at National University of Singapore (NUS), and aspires to establish itself as a leading centre in higher education. At the heart of their mission is the ongoing endeavour to trigger reflection on different conceptions of teaching and learning, their rationale, and the modes, strategies, and practices of teaching that are consistent with these conceptions.
In my previous post about NUS and CDTL I focused on their great T&L publications. In addition to creating great T&L resources, they are also very actively learning from other learning institutions and educators (or anywhere!), and are collectively searching, finding and indexing useful T&L resources, including courseware (or OER) around the world. Interestingly, they invite the readers to participate (on every page!) in the growth of their website by contributing resources via e-mail. Currently, the publicly available T&L resources (or links) are divided into eight (8) major categories: Discipline Specific Links, Centres of Teaching & Learning, Good Teaching, Teaching Tips, Perspectives of Teaching in HE , Topics of Special Interest, Teaching Resources Guides and Miscellaneous Useful Links.
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Language & Literature
Alright, NUS are not using any sophisticated resource repository engine, and there is no search feature (specifically for resources). But then again, they have managed to index an amazing amount of quality T&L resources and courseware, which are reasonably easy to find due to their simple-to-understand indexing approach. Though, it would be great if there was a search feature and... Hmm, I got an idea!