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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Innovation with Quality Assurance: online curriculum development for the University of New England's multi-institutional, collaborative programs in German at New England, James Cook and Newcastle universities, Final Report; Deutsch e-rklärt: a website
Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and then visit http://resweb.newcastle.edu.au/VirtualPatient/private/uploads.
Development and evaluation of resources to enhance skills in higher degree research supervision in an intercultural context
This project addressed postgraduate research supervision in a cross-cultural context from the point of view of both supervisor and candidate, and from the perspective of what institutions can do to support candidates and supervisors. Based on the research data, five different types of resources were developed: ten short video clips with supporting transcripts; 17 written scenarios with key ideas and suggested discussion questions; three documents outlining strategies; a checklist to determine departmental and faculty readiness; and an annotated bibliography with over 100 entries. Resources may be found on the project website and are freely available for use by both candidates and supervisors.
Development of a computer based multimedia rat dissection
Using cost-effective multimedia to create engaging learning experiences in law and other disciplines
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.
Physclips II - Waves and sound: an integrated set of multi-level multimedia resources and laboratory experiments: Website
Physclips II - Waves and sound: an integrated set of multi-level multimedia resources and laboratory experiments: Final Report
Facilitating independent student learning through a computer simulated animal dissection
Investigating the efficacy of culturally specific academic literacy and academic honesty resources for Chinese students
The project team conducted research into the use of culturally specific multimedia resources to help Chinese students better understand the principles of academic literacy and plagiarism. Key theoretical concepts addressed included dealing with ideas and knowledge, transition and acculturation, critical thinking, prescriptive activities and creativity, and general academic conduct in an Australian university environment. The project website presents research and resources.
An interactive multimedia tutorial to teach examination of the thorax, lungs and abdomen
This is a final report for a 1998 National Teaching Development Grant funded by the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development. The report describes the project, outlining the aims, background and implementation of the CD-ROM and provides a project evaluation and discussion of results.