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Ascilite Report 1 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Literature Review, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish Nov 2010

Ascilite Report 1 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Literature Review, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

To inform the design and development of the Carrick Exchange, the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education required research into the prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement of the higher education sector with the Carrick Exchange. The data collection and analysis for this research included an extensive literature review, the substance of which forms this report. This document provides an overview of the significant literature relevant to the research conducted by ascilite and should be read in conjunction with the final report. Additional literature can be found in Appendix A: Additional ...


A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish Nov 2010

A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

The ALTC Exchange (formerly the Carrick Exchange), is a national repository and networking service for Australian higher education. The Exchange was designed to provide access to a repository of shared learning and teaching resources, work spaces for team members engaged in collaborative projects, and communication and networking services. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) established the Exchange for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in higher education. As part of the research conducted to inform the development of the Exchange, models for peer review of educational resources were evaluated. For this, a design-based research approach was ...


Faculty Development For New Technologies: Putting Mobile Learning In The Hands Of The Teachers, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. W. Olney, R. Wright, A. Herrington Nov 2010

Faculty Development For New Technologies: Putting Mobile Learning In The Hands Of The Teachers, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. W. Olney, R. Wright, A. Herrington

Geraldine Lefoe

This chapter identifies staff development strategies for the use of mobile learning technologies in higher education. We discuss how staff members were engaged in using the technologies for six months prior to introducing them to their students for learning activities within a Faculty of Education. We explain key concepts of authentic and mobile learning to underpin a methodology involving an action learning process. We identify five key strategies to support this learning: a shared understanding of the theoretical frameworks and philosophies; both an understanding of affordances of the technologies and time to develop skills; participation in authentic tasks; development of ...


Enabling Leadership Capacity Through Authentic Learning: The Faculty Scholars Program, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Dominique Rene Parrish Nov 2010

Enabling Leadership Capacity Through Authentic Learning: The Faculty Scholars Program, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Dominique Rene Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

An identified gap in the higher education sector is the development of leadership capacity for teaching and learning. Significant funding has been allocated by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to support the development of academic leadership in higher education. The outcomes of this initiative will ultimately improve the student experience as a more scholarly approach to the many aspects of teaching and learning is adopted. One project funded by ALTC supported four universities to develop and trial a framework for leadership capacity development. Five critical factors for success were identified including authentic learning activities that were situated in ...


The Carrick Exchange For Higher Education: Design Factors For User Engagement, Meg O'Reilly, Geraldine E. Lefoe, R. Philip, Dominique Rene Parrish Nov 2010

The Carrick Exchange For Higher Education: Design Factors For User Engagement, Meg O'Reilly, Geraldine E. Lefoe, R. Philip, Dominique Rene Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the Carrick Exchange, a new online service for learning and teaching in Australia. The research investigated resource identification and contribution, engagement with the repository and user community, and associated peer review and commentary processes. This paper focuses on the data obtained and recommendations developed for engagement of potential end users. It reports a literature review and findings, including an international perspective on the Carrick Exchange, with specific focus on prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement ...


Ascilite Report On Key Practitioner Interviews For The Carrick Exchange Project, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Nov 2010

Ascilite Report On Key Practitioner Interviews For The Carrick Exchange Project, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly

Geraldine Lefoe

This report is one of several data gathering processes implemented as part of Stage 2 of the ascilite research (January to September 2007). Full details of the ascilite project are provided in the ascilite/Carrick Exchange Proposal and Project Plan 2007. (See also reports by Phillips, Orrell and Millea (2007), and Lefoe, O'Reilly, Parrish, Bennett, Keppell and Gunn (2007)). For this segment of the research, ascilite conducted twenty-nine phone interviews with key practitioners drawn from Australian higher education, the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and a number of international projects. The data was analysed within a design-based research ...


A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: Contributing To The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish Nov 2010

A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: Contributing To The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

The ALTC Exchange (formerly the Carrick Exchange), is a national repository and networking service for Australian higher education. The Exchange was designed to provide access to a repository of shared learning and teaching resources, work spaces for team members engaged in collaborative projects, and communication and networking services. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) established the Exchange for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in higher education. As part of the research conducted to inform the development of the Exchange, models for peer review of educational resources were evaluated. For this, a design-based research approach was ...


Ascilite Report 4 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Final Report, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Nov 2010

Ascilite Report 4 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Final Report, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly

Geraldine Lefoe

Whilst the development of repositories for sharing learning and teaching resources has expanded considerably in the last few years in Australia, many repositories have a particular institutional or discipline focus. In Australia there is no dedicated national repository or community available for the higher education sector that provides a cross disciplinary forum for sharing ideas and resources about learning and teaching, and for cross-institutional collaboration. The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is well placed to address this gap by developing the Carrick Exchange (see Phillips, Orrell & Millea, 2007). Utilising the current expansion and availability of Web ...


Ascilite Report 5 For The Carrick Exchange Project: International Perspective, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Nov 2010

Ascilite Report 5 For The Carrick Exchange Project: International Perspective, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly

Geraldine Lefoe

This is the fifth report completed by ascilite for the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education to inform the development of the Carrick Exchange. It complements research findings discussed in four previous ascilite reports (Reports 1-4). Report 5 is a synthesis of particular international research and experience regarding the building of communities to support teaching and learning in higher education, and repository development and implementation. The ascilite research continues to explore emerging themes, issues and concerns regarding engagement of the Australian higher education sector with the Carrick Exchange initiative, identification of resources and methods of contribution, and ...


Enabling Teaching, Enabling Learning: How Does Staff Development Fit The Educational Technology Landscape?, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. Olney, A. Herrington Nov 2010

Enabling Teaching, Enabling Learning: How Does Staff Development Fit The Educational Technology Landscape?, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. Olney, A. Herrington

Geraldine Lefoe

The New Technologies: New Pedagogies Project is a nationally funded project to support the use of mobile learning in higher education to support student learning. We explore the staff development process of this larger project, where academics in a Faculty of Education investigate new pedagogies that are required to meet the needs of millennial learners. The staff development process addressed the need for staff to own and use mobile technology in their professional and personal contexts in order to think differently about engaging their students in pedagogically sound ways. We identified four key actions for participants which contributed significantly to ...


Ascilite Report 3 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Themes, Issues And Concerns Emerging Through Focus Groups, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Nov 2010

Ascilite Report 3 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Themes, Issues And Concerns Emerging Through Focus Groups, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly

Geraldine Lefoe

This document reports on the findings of three focus groups conducted with key practitioners from the Australian higher education sector for the ascilite sub-project of the Carrick Exchange development. It continues to explore emerging themes, issues and concerns, building on the findings of ascilite Report 1. The analysis is one of several data gathering methods implemented as part of the ascilite Stage 2 sub-project research. The analysis of three focus groups with a total of twenty-two participants, follows the report of individual interviews conducted with a separate group of twenty-nine key practitioners from the higher education sector and the Vocational ...


Enhancing Higher Education Through Leadership Capacity Development: Progressing The Faculty Scholars' Model., Geraldine E. Lefoe, Heather Smigiel, Dominique Parrish Nov 2010

Enhancing Higher Education Through Leadership Capacity Development: Progressing The Faculty Scholars' Model., Geraldine E. Lefoe, Heather Smigiel, Dominique Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

This showcase provides an overview of a leadership capacity building initiative for the scholarship of teaching through a faculty-based scholars network, which supports strategic change through leadership, activities embedded in authentic learning tasks. The new leaders developed through this initiative will provide a critical mass for extending the network by adopting a cascade model for distributive leadership through mentoring of future implementations within and across institutions. This showcase will provide a review of the literature, and an overview of the work in progress. It will conclude with a presentation of some guiding principles for discussion and a call for expressions ...