Bridging the gap: teaching adaptations across the disciplines and sharing content for curriculum renewal

Project Information

Year Funded:2011
Grant (ex GST):$160,000
Project Status:Completed
Project Reference:ID11-1949
Program:Innovation & Development
Project Discipline:CREATIVE ARTS - Communication and Media Studies, SOCIETY AND CULTURE - Language and Literature
Project Keywords:Adaptations, Community of practic, Cross-disciplinary, Open educational resources, Peer review, Repository, Shared content

Lead Institution

University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Partner Institutions

Monash University, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia

Project Team

Professor Imelda Whelehan (Project Leader), Professor David Sadler, Dr Chris Worth, Dr Lisa Fletcher, Associate Professor Frances Bonner, Associate Professor Jason Jacobs, Dr Hila Shachar


This project's key aim is to identify a community of academics involved in the teaching of Adaptation Studies, and encourage them to share resources via a repository. This will allow scholars located across several disciplines to benefit from others' experiences in delivering and assessing a cross-disciplinary subject, and profit from peer review by sharing materials. The project partners, both Adaptations scholars and Open Educational Resource specialists, allow the pooling of expertise and the testing of strategies to populate a repository, as well as constructing a toolkit to facilitate easy use, while exploring the use of Creative Commons licensing. The project anticipates challenges around copyright, gaining trust from those who might share materials, but is well-placed to learn lessons from existing feasibility studies and projects in Australia and beyond. The resulting hub will encourage further OER initiatives in universities, offer opportunities to improve the quality and range of teaching materials and provide a resource bank for students.


Bridging the gap: Teaching adaptations across the disciplines and sharing content for curriculum renewal

Felix Wilson, Imelda Whelehan, David Sadler
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania
Monash University, The University of Queensland, The University Western Australia
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The information on this project's page was updated 18 December, 2013.


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