Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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117 resources found.

D-Cubed Dissemination Project InDesign Resources

Ms Deanne Gannaway, Ms Tilly Hinton, Ms Kaitlin Moore
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

The following InDesign files are provided to allow project teams modify the Quick Guides and other resources produced by the project D-Cubed: A Review of Dissemination Strategies used by Projects Funded by the ALTC Grants Scheme . The InDesign program and expertise in using this application is required.  The INDD file and associated Font and Links folders are provided in the .zip file.

Quick Guide for assessors and evaluators Download Document (2.87 MB)
Quick Guide for prospective applicants Download Document (2.87 MB)
Quick Guide for senior leaders Download Document (3.32 MB)
Quick Guide for support staff Download Document (2.87 MB)
Thinking about dissemination literature Download Document (2.39 MB)
Thinking about dissemination budget planning Download Document (2.81 MB)
Thinking about assessing the climate of readiness for change Download Document (3.44 MB)
Thinking about planning a dissemination strategy Download Document (1.95 MB)
Thinking about sustainability of dissemination Download Document (3.5 MB)
Thinking about identifying your target groups Download Document (1.98 MB)

Building capacity among emerging occupational therapy academic leaders in curriculum renewal and evaluation at UQ and nationally

Sylvia Rodger
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

The Good Practice Guides serve as a quick reference guide for those undertaking curriculum design, renewal, review, and evaluation activities. Although developed for use within occupational therapy, the key principles described in the Guides have relevance for other health professions and curriculum development and renewal more broadly. Cases accompany many of these Good Practice Guides.

Compilation of all Fellowship Good Practice Guides & Cases Download Document (1.51 MB)
Guide 1: Role of the Curriculum Convenor or Programme Director Download Document (193.78 KB)
Guide 2: Whole of Program Curriculum Design Download Document (262.83 KB)
Guide 3: Principles of Curriculum Renewal and Change Download Document (297.82 KB)
Guide 4: Curriculum Leadership and Occupational Therapy Download Document (335.83 KB)
Guide 5: Developing a Community of Practice to Support Curriculum Reform Download Document (251.53 KB)
Guide 6: Managing Yourself as a Curriculum Leader and Change Agent and Managing Your Team Download Document (416.77 KB)
Guide 7: Developing Your Team’s Curriculum Vision Download Document (291.05 KB)
Guide 8: Developing your Team’s Educational Philosophy Download Document (351.35 KB)
Guide 9: Developing your Occupational Philosophy Download Document (367.86 KB)
Guide 10: Using Social Networking Tools to Support Communities of Practice Download Document (271.71 KB)
Guide 11: Curriculum Drivers in the Occupational Therapy Higher Education Context Download Document (370.3 KB)
Guide 12: Engaging with Stakeholders Download Document (322.39 KB)
Guide 13: Engaging Consumers as Stakeholders in Curriculum Design and Reform Download Document (383.01 KB)
Guide 14: Determining Curriculum Content Download Document (407.76 KB)
Guide 15: Curriculum Sequences from Gateways to Capstones Download Document (327.78 KB)
Guide 16: Transition Curriculum - Important Considerations for First Year Curriculum Download Document (345.51 KB)
Guide 17: Evaluating and Reflecting on the Impact of Curriculum Changes Download Document (390.44 KB)

Curriculum and pedagogic bases for effectively integrating practice-based experiences

Stephen Billett
Griffith University
2011
Griffith University
Flinders University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, Murdoch University, The University of Newcastle
Final Report Download Document (783.54 KB)
Project Info & Contacts Download Document (894.79 KB)
Forum Booklet Download Document (1.73 MB)
Guidelines for practice: integrating practice-based experiences Download Document (231.26 KB)

Teaching standards framework project

Professor Judyth Sachs, Professor Nick Mansfield, Ms Bronwyn Kosman
Macquarie University
2011
Macquarie University
Final Report Download Document (3.84 MB)

Tribes and cultures: frameworks for shared language and intent to cost-effectively improve learning outcomes

Heinz Dreher, Stephen Quinton, Naomi Dreher, Megan LeClus, Carl Dreher, Allan Herrmann
Curtin University
2011
Curtin University

This project aims to facilitate the construction of effective electronic learning systems by investigating the domain-specific language used in their development by university lecturers, instructional designers, educationalists and IT specialists. Project outcomes include: an interactive glossary outlining the shared language and the language conflicts of the stakeholder groups; a pedagogical design framework, which specifies the communication processes between the design, implementation and user partners; an annotated bibliography; and a project website.

The University of New South Wales
Final Report Download Document (3.34 MB)

A Review of the Dissemination Strategies used by Projects Funded by the ALTC Grants Scheme

Deanne Gannaway, Tilly Hinton, Bianca Berry, Kaitlin Moore
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

This project investigated the effectiveness of dissemination for ALTC Grants Scheme projects in the period 2006 to 2009.  The Final Report outlines a new approach to dissemination that aims to increase opportunities for achieving productive change in learning and teaching and a new dissemination framework is presented.

The practitioner focused D-Cubed Guide explores the nature and purpose of dissemination, persents a range of effective dissemination activities, and provides examples of good practice. Resources from the Guide are also presented separately.

University of Sunshine Coast
Final Report Download Document (3.15 MB)
The D-Cubed guide Download Document (1.57 MB)
Quick Guide for assessors and evaluators Download Document (864.95 KB)
Quick Guide for prospective applicants Download Document (866.12 KB)
Quick Guide for senior managers Download Document (863.96 KB)
Quick Guide for support staff Download Document (866.41 KB)
Thinking about assessing the climate of readiness for change Download Document (327.6 KB)
Thinking about dissemination budget planning Download Document (252.87 KB)
Thinking about dissemination literature Download Document (194.9 KB)
Thinking about identifying your target groups Download Document (183.47 KB)
Thinking about planning a dissemination strategy Download Document (290.82 KB)
Thinking about sustainability of dissemination Download Document (273.43 KB)

Outcomes-based planning, graduated descriptors and quality indicators for pharmacy experiential placements

Susanne Owen, Ieva Stupans, Greg Ryan, Leigh M. McKauge, Jim Woulfe
University of South Australia
2011
University of South Australia

Outcomes from the project include: seventeen experiential learning and assessment tasks published within an online central repository website, the development and trialling of a competency graduated descriptors tool, and a quality indicators framework  indicating stakeholder responsibilities and pre-placement during placement and post placement aspects.  The online repository is available at the project website.

The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney
Final Report Download Document (2.15 MB)

Using threshold concepts to generate a new understanding of teaching and learning biology

Charlotte Taylor, Pauline Ross, Chris Hughes, Louise Lutze-Mann, Noel Whitaker, Vicky Tzioumis
The University of Sydney
2011
The University of Sydney

Threshold concepts are concepts central to the mastery of a specific discipline. The project team created a generic model for using these concepts to explore and reflect on student misconceptions and the teaching of troublesome knowledge for use by teachers in biology.  Student understanding of the concepts was tested and interventions designed to help improve understanding.  A biology teaching package was created along with a generic teaching model and guidelines to assist learning. Project publications and resources are available at the project website.

The University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney
Final Report Download Document (1017.31 KB)

Assessing and improving spatial ability for design-based disciplines utilising online systems

Ken Sutton, Rebecca Allen
The University of Newcastle
2011
The University of Newcastle

An online psychometric test of spatial ability (the 3D Ability test) was developed specifically for design-based disciplines. A series of online interactive 3D learning tasks designed to improve spatial skills are also provided. The learning tasks include remediation options for poor performers and purpose-designed gender neutral activities to address the gender bias in spatial performance. The test and 3D learning tasks are available on the project website.

Final Report Download Document (1.11 MB)
Identified Spatial Tests Download Document (1.47 MB)
Challenges and Lessons Download Document (553.96 KB)
Success Factors Download Document (528.5 KB)

Library and information science education 2.0: guiding principles and models of best practice

Professor Helen Partridge
Queensland University of Technology
2011
Queensland University of Technology
Fellowship Final Report Download Document (496.33 KB)

Moderation for fair assessment in transnational learning and teaching

Saadia Mahmud, Gavin Sanderson
University of South Australia
2011
University of South Australia

The project has documented moderation approaches that are potentially examples of good practice: structured and frequent communication, continuity in staffing to build relationships, use of marking guides, and the development of shared understandings around assessment. The TNE Assessment Moderation Toolkit, designed for involving the whole teaching team including partner organisation staff in assessment moderation practices, is available at the project website.

Curtin University of Technology, Southern Cross University, Taylor’s University College (Malaysia)
Final Report Download Document (1.12 MB)

Learning in Networks of Knowledge: improving student outcomes using Web 2.0 concepts and a knowledge-networking approach

Professor Matthew Allen
Curtin University
2011
Curtin University

The Learning in Networks of Knowledge (LINK) Project explored and identified Web 2.0 applications and tools that can contributed to innovative and agile teaching and learning approaches centred on knowledge production in a networked environment.  These approaches and a wide range of Web 2.0 applications were tested within an applied research setting in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University.  Pedagogical challenges involved the development of authentic learning experiences and assessment tasks, while providing effective cognitive scaffolding within which learning could occur. The project website provides examples, guidance material, publications, tools and resources and should be read with the report.

Final Report Download Document (414.11 KB)

A pro-active approach to addressing student learning diversity in Engineering Mechanics

Timothy McCarthy, Anna Carew, Anne Gardner, Thomas Goldfinch, Alan Henderson, Giles Thomas
University of Wollongong
2011
University of Wollongong
Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (913.2 KB)

Enhancing student learning in the workplace through developing the leadership capabilities of clinical supervisors in the nursing discipline

Professor Robyn Nash, Dr Sandy Sacre, Ms Jennifer Lock, Mr David Ross
Queensland University of Technology
2011
Queensland University of Technology

This project aimed to build the leadership capacity of clinical supervisors in the nursing discipline by developing, implementing and systematically embedding a leadership model in the structure and practice of student supervision. The Leadership in Clinical Education (LaCE) program consisted of two structured workshops complemented by individual personal development projects undertaken by participants. A website providing access to a wide variety of information and other learning resources was developed.

Final Report Download Document (1.49 MB)

Peer review of online learning and teaching

Denise Wood, Sheila Scutter, Dale Wache
University of South Australia
2011
University of South Australia

The project developed an open-source, web enabled peer review tool (PROTL). The PROTL system incorporates banks of standards-based criteria for use in peer review, explanations of the meaning of these criteria, exemplars, and an underlying database that can record peer review results and make them available for promotion or awards. The project website provides resources such as an online manual, detailed guides, tutorials and features of the PROTL system, case studies and publications.


 

Final Report Download Document (1.51 MB)

Peer review in online and blended learning environments

Jo McKenzie, Nicola Parker
University of Technology, Sydney
2011
University of Technology, Sydney

This project sought to develop, implement and evaluate a scholarly framework, processes and resources for peer review of learning and teaching in online and blended learning environments.  Specific issues relating to online and blended learning environments were identified as well as the need for formative feedback and professional development. Workshop materials, case studies, and an annotated bibliography are among the resources on the project website.

Final Report Download Document (1.03 MB)

Diagnostic assessment for biological sciences – development of a concept inventory

Dr Tony Wright, Professor Susan Hamilton
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland

The project team developed a set of key concepts which underpin undergraduate students’ understanding of the molecular world, and converted these into a web-based assessment tool – the concept inventory – that tests these concepts. The inventory is intended to influence pedagogical practice and knowledge and can be used by educators from a range of disciplines. Additional resources for teachers and students are available from the website.

The appendices contain: a concept inventory designed to diagnose students’ understanding of fundamental concepts in chemistry and biology; an analysis of the key concepts underlying the inventory; a framework of ‘big conceptual ideas’ for educators developing curricula in biochemistry; and a teacher resource package.

The Australian National University, University of Natal (South Africa), University of Porto (Portugal)
Final Report Download Document (1.08 MB)
Appendices Download Document (4 MB)

Leading rich media implementation collaboratively: mobilising international, national and business expertise

Dr Robyn Smyth, Dr Deborah Vale
University of New England
2011
University of New England

This project provides frameworks for decision-making about the use of rich media technologies in learning, teaching, administration and research. The project website contains advice for professional development, information about rich media technologies, case studies, references and publications.

The University of Queensland, University of Wollongong
Final Report Download Document (1.87 MB)

New Media Resources for Indigenous Researcher Training

Sandy O’Sullivan
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
2011
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

This fellowship stimulates Indigenous research students and their supervisors to consider how new media forms of dissemination, such as image/sound, film, exhibition and digital media, may form culturally appropriate alternatives or adjuncts to the linear, written thesis form. The website explores concepts associated with alternative dissemination and provides resources, exemplars and more ideas.

Final Report Download Document (860.61 KB)

Engaging industry: embedding professional learning in the business curriculum

Theo Papadopoulos, Tracy Taylor, Eveline Fallshaw, Michael Zanko
Victoria University
2011
Victoria University
RMIT University, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Wollongong
Final Report Download Document (1.29 MB)

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