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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102 resources found for ‘technology education’.

The seamless integration of Web3D technologies with university curricula to engage the changing student cohort

Peter Albion, Penny de Byl, Janet Taylor, David Jones
University of Southern Queensland
2010
University of Southern Queensland
CQU
Final Report Download Document (543.75 KB)

Teaching physics using virtual reality

Craig Savage, Dominic McGrath, Tim McIntyre, Margaret Wegener
The Australian National University
2010
The Australian National University
UQ
Final Report Download Document (1.74 MB)

The Virtual Slidebox - a new learning paradigm for exploring the microscopic world

Camile Farah, Paul Mills, Rachel Aland, Sunil Lakhani, Terry Maybury
The University of Queensland
2010
The University of Queensland
Final Report Download Document (1.01 MB)

Using cost-effective multimedia to create engaging learning experiences in law and other disciplines

Professor Des Butler
Queensland University of Technology
2011
Queensland University of Technology

This fellowship addresses the needs of (1) final year law students studying ethics and (2) law academics and other interested educators in higher education wishing to use ICT to create engaging learning environments for their students but lacking the capacity to do so. A blended learning program was developed including instruction on theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of legal ethics, together with  Entry into Valhalla, an online suite of modules featuring self-test quizzes and machinima scenarios depicting legal dilemmas confronting the members of a fictional law firm.  The project website includes a detailed resources manual and instructional videos.

Fellowship Report Download Document (885.64 KB)

ePortfolio use by university students in Australia: developing a sustainable community of practice

Gillian Hallam, Wendy Harper, Kim Hauville, Tracy Creagh, Lynn McAllister
Queensland University of Technology
2009
Queensland University of Technology

This report documents Stage Two of the Australian ePortfolio Project (AeP2), which explored the current scope of national and international ePortfolio communities of practice in order to identify the factors that have contributed to their success and sustainability. A toolkit of six concept guides, targeted at the various stakeholders involved in ePortfolio use and providing information on managing privacy, is provided in Appendix 1.  The project website provides additional resources.
 

Australian ePortfolio Project - Part 2 Download Document (8.22 MB)

Supporting student peer assessment and review in large groupwork projects

Richard Raban, Andrew Litchfield, Keith Willey, Antoine Hermans, Steve Murray, David Davis, Heinz Dreher, Neil Harris, Katherine Wenham
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney

The project’s purpose is to further the educational design and dissemination of an online tool to support and facilitate self-and-peer assessment of individual contributions in large group work projects. The online tool supports group work processes through facilitating self-and-peer assessment by providing quantitative and qualitative feedback, evaluation, reflection and review opportunities.

CUT, Griffith, QUT
Final Report Download Document (684.2 KB)
TeCTRa Installation Guide v3.00.029 Download Document (389.46 KB)
TeCTRa Manual v3.00.029 Download Document (13.93 MB)
TeCTRa Architecture v3.00.029 Download Document (2.32 MB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface Common Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (260.29 KB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface Admin Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (405.29 KB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface Member Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (383.61 KB)
TeCTRa Ajax Interface System Administration Document for v3.00.029 Download Document (285.15 KB)
TeCTRa Useability Survey Download Document (161.8 KB)

Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy

David Newby, Jesse Jin, Peter Summons, Rukshan Athauda, Mira Park, Jennifer Schneider, Sheree Kable, Jennifer Marriott, Gregory Duncan, Maree Simpson, Richard Xu
The University of Newcastle
2011
The University of Newcastle

The project team developed and tested a computer-generated virtual patient for pharmacy students to practise and improve their communication, diagnostic and management skills for minor illnesses.  The software developed allows interaction between the student and the simulated patient, and captures and analyses aspects of the interaction including the questions asked, the diagnosis and management chosen by the student. Feedback is provided to the student.

To obtain the software developed by the project, request a username and password from david.newby@newcastle.edu.au  and then visit http://resweb.newcastle.edu.au/VirtualPatient/private/uploads.

Charles Sturt University, Monash University
Final Report Download Document (2.25 MB)

Remotely accessible laboratories - enhancing learning outcomes

Dave Lowe, Steve Murray, Dikai Li, Euan Lindsay
University of Technology, Sydney
2008
University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (3.14 MB)

Navigating a pathway to outcomes-focused thinking in higher education: A case study in engineering

Wageeh Boles
Queensland University of Technology
2013
Queensland University of Technology
Final report Download Document (2.18 MB)

New technologies, new pedagogies: using mobile technologies to develop new ways of teaching and learning

University of Wollongong
2009
University of Wollongong
Final Report Download Document (5.87 MB)

The impact of web-based lecture technologies on current and future practices in learning and teaching

Maree Gosper, David Green, Margot McNeill, Rob Phillips, Greg Preston, Karen Woo
Macquarie University
2008
Macquarie University
Final Report Download Document (3.42 MB)

Entrepreneurship Education in Non-Business Schools

Chris Collet
Queensland University of Technology
2013
Queensland University of Technology
Final Report Download Document (1.2 MB)

Managing educational change in the ICT discipline at the tertiary education level: Final Report

Tony Koppi, Fazel Naghdy
University of Wollongong
2009
University of Wollongong
Monash, QUT
Final Report Download Document (1.17 MB)

This is an outstanding, comprehensive analysis of the state of tertiary ICT education in Australia, including the need for some change and how this should be approached. The report includes extensive survey data from the perspectives of academic staff, recent graduates and (to a lesser extent) employers of ICT graduates. It is noteworthy that these surveys have been conducted across a very representative component of the Australian sector, giving confidence about the broad relevance of the findings.

The report is a "must read" for anyone undertaking a serious review of their ICT curriculum or teaching, and indeed is worth the attention of anyone seeking a good example of such a review, irrespective of discipline. It is particularly illuminating to observe the alignment, of lack thereof, between what is taught at University and what students require in the workforce. Of course, there is an ongoing debate about how tightly Universities should aim for work-ready graduates, but the data in this report from recent ICT graduates are relevant to all tertiary programs in this area.

The report is lengthy, with a wealth of (quantitative and qualitative) data and substantial data analysis. There are nine recommendations, of which three focus on the ICT sector and its perceptions by stakeholders, and six address aspects of the curriculum and teaching; these latter recommendations are most relevant for discipline standards. The report is beautifully written and well-organised, and argues its case convincingly. The reader will benefit from either a short reading or a comprehensive analysis.

Teaching, technology and educational design: the architecture of productive learning environments

Peter Goodyear
The University of Sydney
2010
The University of Sydney
Fellowship Report Download Document (482.86 KB)

Curriculum renewal in postgraduate information technology education: a response to growing service sector dominance

Professor Joseph Davis
The University of Sydney
2011
The University of Sydney

Themes central to the study of services were identified as: service system fundamentals, service systems management, service systems engineering, service technologies, business process modelling, knowledge management systems, customer relationship management, and modern organisations. Detailed course descriptions and some teaching materials for each of these themes were developed.

Also implemented was a Service Learning and Teaching Foundry, which provides a virtual space for students to learn important service-oriented approach/business process modelling (SOA/BPM) concepts, gain hands-on experience with service-oriented software engineering, and practise their skills using real world examples.

The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland

Creating a student-centred online learning environment for report writing in the sciences and engineering

Helen Drury, Janet Jones
The University of Sydney
2009
The University of Sydney
UNSW
Final Report Download Document (1.68 MB)

Engineering education for social and environmental justice

Caroline Baillie, Rita Armstrong
The University of Western Australia
2013
The University of Western Australia
Engineers without Borders (Australia), Murdoch University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), The University of Sydney
Final report Download Document (2.45 MB)

Re-conceptualising and re-positioning Australian library and information science education for the twenty-first century

Helen Partridge
Queensland University of Technology
2011
Queensland University of Technology
Charles Sturt University, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Monash University, RMIT University, University of Canberra, University of South Australia, University of Tasmania, University of Technology, Sydney, Victoria University
Final Report Download Document (2.42 MB)

ePortfolio use by university students in Australia: Informing excellence in policy and practice

Gillian Hallam
Queensland University of Technology
2008
Queensland University of Technology

Stage one of the project explored the current scope of national and international ePortfolio practice in higher education in Australia. An analysis of  ePortfolio contexts identified government policy, technical standards, academic policy and learning and teaching as contexts where strategies may be employed to support effective practice. The types of ePortfolios used was documented and issues in relation to implementation identified. Additionally, innovative practice in ePortfolio use in higher education was explored and recommendations made to guide policy developments.

Melbourne, UoW
Executive Summary Download Document (1.21 MB)
Final Report Download Document (5.01 MB)

Development, deployment and educational assessment of advanced immersive learning environments for process engineering

Ian Cameron, Caroline Crosthwaite, David Shallcross, John Kavanagh, Geoff Barton, Nicoleta Maynard, Moses Tade, Andrew Hoadley
The University of Queensland
2009
The University of Queensland
CUT, Melbourne, Monash, Sydney
Final report Download Document (3.42 MB)

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