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.
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Learning to teach online: developing high-quality video and text resources to help educators teach online
Assessing and improving spatial ability for design-based disciplines utilising online systems
Promoting learning and teaching communities
Developing and implementing a flexible web-based teaching/learning environment across an entire academic organisational unit
This is a final report for a 1997 National Teaching Development Grant (Organisational) funded by the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development. The report details the School of Education project background, aims and objectives, and provides justification and educational rationale for the project's development. A website link is included for viewing resources produced during the project.
Peer review in online and blended learning environments
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.
Peer review of online learning and teaching
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.
Peer review of online learning and teaching: online resources
An integrated system for online clinical assessment of practical skills (eCAPS) for web-based courses
Business education in the 21st century: Examining the antecedents and consequences of student team virtuality
This project investigated the need to train students to be able to work effectively in teams, particularly virtual teams. The project was both research-driven and experience-based and considered the concept of ‘virtuality’ in teaching and learning at university. Virtuality for the purpose of this project refered to online collaboration by team members without the constraints of time and the necessity to be in the same place. The project sought to establish how to:
- design online resources to facilitate implementation of virtual student teams
- select appropriate technologies to support virtual student team activities
- provide online training for staff and students to assess readiness
- enhance the effectiveness of virtual teamwork
- evaluate virtual student team projects in the Australian business education context.
Building a network of academics who use, contribute to and disseminate, an online, cost-effective histology learning and teaching resource
Ms Parrot the detective solves grammar problems in an online resource for students and lecturers
Project EnROLE Blue Report: encouraging role based online learning environments
The Medici project: developing a multi-disciplinary, sustainable resource for blended learning initiatives in tertiary medical education
The impact of web-based lecture technologies on current and future practices in learning and teaching
Outcomes-based planning, graduated descriptors and quality indicators for pharmacy experiential placements
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.
Physclips - multi-level, multi-media resources for teaching first year university physics
Despite its key position as an enabling discipline, physics content in school and university curricula is decreasing at an alarming rate. There is a real need for essential physics principles to be made widely available to an increasingly diverse group of students and academics. The Physclips package provides an excellent resource that specifically fills this critical gap. This is a very visual, engaging and easy to use introductory series into major physics principles. It takes an unashamedly rigorous approach. One of the outstanding features is the links to explain in an integrated manner, the mathematical principles supporting the physics. Other key features are the use of tutorials and animations. There is a very strong pedagogical foundation. For example, the authors have taken into account cognitive load theory, the use of narration to reinforce the animation and current web design approaches to produce this very sophisticated tool. The modules go into a good level of depth and detail and are designed such that they can be done at an individual’s own pace. This resource will be of use to anyone who wants and alternative platform to learn about the basics of physics and can be used either to support physics classes or to provide refresher or learning activities. Potential users include university and later year school students as well as teacher and academics who would like to refresh their knowledge. From a pedagogical perspective, these clips also act as excellent examples of how physics can be taught in an approachable and engaging manner. This is a user friendly interface that loads quickly and is readily navigable. It is also released through Creative Commons so there are no fees associated with its use. The videos require a Flash player. The clips currently cover Mechanics, Waves and Sound, Electricity and Magnetism. It is not clear whether further modules are planned. There are many physics videos and online resources available on the internet, but these Physclips packages are of the highest standard and will retain their relevance for many years to come.
Physclips - multi-level, multi-media resources for teaching first year university physics: Final Report
Developing and disseminating team skills capacities using interactive online tools for team formation,
Writing In Nursing Education
The Writing In Nursing Education (WINE) EndNote library consists of 300 references on the learning and teaching of writing. As well as references from nursing journals, hard copy and online resources are included.
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