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Pestering Staff Into Online Learning: An Integrated Plan, H. J. Jones Dec 2008

Pestering Staff Into Online Learning: An Integrated Plan, H. J. Jones

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Universities are striving to provide quality learning experiences for their diverse student population and online learning is one aspect of this changing environment. This paper notes barriers that have been recognised that impede faculty uptake of online learning and examines some of the strategies that can be implemented to overcome these barriers. A plan for integrated implementation of online learning is proposed which consists of Planning & Promotion, Education, Support, Training, Encouragement and Recognition & Reward (PESTER). The elements of the plan are described in detail and an example of an implementation plan is provided.


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 Jan 2008

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 ...


Elastic Practice In Academic Developers, Anna L. Carew, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. Bell, L. Armour Jan 2008

Elastic Practice In Academic Developers, Anna L. Carew, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. Bell, L. Armour

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The academic developer’s role is the focus of a growing body of literature. This paper builds the literature by arguing the importance to our current practice of making our theoretical underpinnings explicit. We excise and describe fragments of practice from the work of individual academic developers in order to discuss and consider the relationship between particular theories of academic development and particular approaches that these theories support. The three fragments of academic development practice we detail are related to reflective practice, collegiality and the scholarship of teaching. We also provide a fourth, more fulsome description of an approach to ...


Ascilite Report 5 For The Carrick Exchange Project: International Perspective, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2008

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 Jan 2008

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 On Key Practitioner Interviews For The Carrick Exchange Project, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2007

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 ...


Community, Exchange And Diversity: The Carrick Exchange, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish Jan 2007

Community, Exchange And Diversity: The Carrick Exchange, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The Carrick Exchange is a significant new online service that will provide communication and collaboration services, and learning and teaching resources across the Australian and international higher education sectors. The Carrick Exchange is sponsored by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. It is for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in Australian higher education. The Carrick Exchange aims to provide access to quality learning materials and resources; information about new technologies and ideas that impact on teaching practice and student learning; opportunities for academic and support staff to network with others, comment on ...


Ascilite Report 4 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Final Report, R. Philip, Dominique R. Parrish, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2007

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 ...


New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Using Scenarios For Staff Development With Mobile Technologies, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. Olney Jan 2007

New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Using Scenarios For Staff Development With Mobile Technologies, Geraldine E. Lefoe, I. Olney

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper explores the staff development process to engage academics in a Faculty of Education to explore new pedagogies required to incorporate the use of mobile learning technologies in teaching and learning activities with their students. Many staff acknowledged the benefits of active learning to meet the needs of millennial learners. This project sought to address ways to incorporate the everyday technologies these learners are using within the assessment process. 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 ...


1st, 2nd And 3rd Generation Implementations Of An Elearning Deign: Re-Use From Postgraduate Law To Block/Online Engineering Course, S. R. Lambert, C. J. Brewer Jan 2007

1st, 2nd And 3rd Generation Implementations Of An Elearning Deign: Re-Use From Postgraduate Law To Block/Online Engineering Course, S. R. Lambert, C. J. Brewer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

In order to meet the demands of postgraduate students who were time poor and unable to regularly attend face-to-face classes, one lecturer in the Faculty Law at the University of Wollongong (UOW) sought the assistance of a Learning Designer to redesign the Postgraduate Practical Legal Training (PLT) program into a flexible blended learning format, using a block/online approach. The program used an authentic workplace-simulated model that took advantage of emerging technologies to enable effective online teaching and learning. This learning design was reused to redesign two subjects within the Postgraduate Engineering Management course. To monitor the effectiveness of this ...


Ascilite Report 1 For The Carrick Exchange Project: Literature Review, R. Philip, Geraldine E. Lefoe, M. O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish Jan 2007

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 ...


Moving Towards A University-Wide Implementation Of An Eportfolio Tool, S. R. Lambert, L. E. Corrin Jan 2007

Moving Towards A University-Wide Implementation Of An Eportfolio Tool, S. R. Lambert, L. E. Corrin

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The University of Wollongong has been strategically exploring ePortfolios since 2002. Building on lessons learnt from student trials across two different disciplines in 2002/3 and 2006, the project team is on the verge of implementing a university wide ePortfolio tool customisable for all students across all faculties. This paper describes the steps taken on the road thus far, including a description and justification of a new project structure and consultative framework developed to guide the implementation.


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 Jan 2007

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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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 ...


Support Or Spoon Feeding? Research Skills Training For First Year Marketing Students In A Large Class, S. R. Lambert, V. K. Yanamandram Jan 2004

Support Or Spoon Feeding? Research Skills Training For First Year Marketing Students In A Large Class, S. R. Lambert, V. K. Yanamandram

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper describes the work done by the authors to develop and evaluate a new worksheet and quiz assessment developed to explicitly teach the skills required by marketing students to complete their studies and to be successful professional marketers. While concerns were raised in the teaching faculty that such interventions might amount to spoon feeding, the authors felt that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that such an activity was an effective learning support, especially in such a large first year class. Student survey results indicate that for many students the activity successfully taught a repeatable process of how to ...


Collaborative Design Projects: Evaluating Students' Online Discussions, S. R. Lambert Jan 2003

Collaborative Design Projects: Evaluating Students' Online Discussions, S. R. Lambert

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper reports on the author’s work to evaluate student online discussion, a learning tool used in a face-to-face graphic design subject centred around a collaborative design project. A modified teaching and learning model with new online resources was trialled with approx 45 undergraduate design students in session 1 of 2003. The 4 students in each project team were allocated a specific role based on contemporary design studio practice. An online discussion space was set up for each project team. A number of evaluation techniques were used including a content analysis of online discussion postings on which this paper ...


Learning Design At The University Of Wollongong, S. R. Lambert Jan 2003

Learning Design At The University Of Wollongong, S. R. Lambert

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper describes the work done by the author to develop and document a Learning Design process at CEDIR, a centrally funded and located educational development support unit at the University of Wollongong. CEDIR works with educational technology as an intrinsic part of educational design. The Learning Design unit was set up in January 2002 with the aim of ensuring sound pedagogical design of CEDIR educational products and to maximise staff development opportunities during their development The new service processes and tools developed to facilitate these aims have been further refined and evaluated in 2003. This paper reports on the ...