Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Learning Design Unit

Our vision

The vision of the Learning Design Unit (LDU) is to pioneer educational design excellence through innovative course design.

Our mission

The mission of the Learning Design Unit is to support, advise and guide Charles Sturt University (CSU) staff in the design and implementation of best practice in course and subject design, and the development of effective and appropriate learning and teaching strategies in face-to- face, online and blended learning environments.

Who are we?

We are leaders of educational design excellence who facilitate enhanced course quality, teacher effectiveness, and outstanding outcomes for graduates.

We are a team of:

  • Educational Designers (EDs) – work with other EDs and the ESCs to assist Faculties and their Schools to collaboratively design and develop innovative curriculum design and effective learning environments including through the use of educational technologies. They promote evidence-based good teaching practice and support the professional learning of academic staff in learning and teaching;
  • Educational Support Coordinators (ESCs) – work collaboratively with a Faculty and its Schools and other Division of Learning and Teaching staff to help facilitate the design and development of learning resources, subjects and courses, and to support academic staff with their use of a range of educational technologies.

Our team support academics across all CSU campuses.

The Learning Design Unit works in partnership with Faculties and Schools to enhance the quality of learning and teaching at CSU. Our staff work with Schools and Faculties to design curricula and to develop effective online pedagogies and resources for blended and flexible learning environments. We are guided by the Curriculum, Learning and Teaching Framework within the context of the CSU Strategic Plan. These provide frameworks in which to promote excellence within the CSU degrees.

Education Designer Support:

If you require the services of an Educational Designer (ED) or Educational Support Coordinator (ESC), please make a request through the SRS.

We support:

As a team, we are:

  • dedicated professionals who strive for excellence in everything we do; 
  • innovative and proactive, actively seeking new and better ways to do business; 
  • collaborative and work together with respect and trust to achieve our goals;  and 
  • agile and responsive to change and others' needs.

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