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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Assessing and improving spatial ability for design-based disciplines utilising online systems
Measuring student experience: relationships between teaching quality instruments (TQI) and course experience questionnaire (CEQ)
Results of course experience questionnaires (CEQ) provide Australian tertiary institutions with valuable information on perceptions of their courses. Institutions also survey their students at subject level. This study aimed to determine the degree to which responses recorded on subject level Teaching Quality Indicators (TQI) are related to the CEQ, and whether TQI responses anticipate subsequent CEQ responses. This study found that TQIs at different institutions are not designed in a consistent manner and that only a small portion of the CEQ responses could be predicted by these TQI. The research established that course characteristics such as: the level of the degree, the Faculty and Department in which the course was taken, the course description, the industry and duties of those who have found employment after completing their course, all strongly influence the CEQ.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Resources for Health, Medicine and Veterinary Science
Resources to support the development and use of academic learning and teaching standards for the health, medicine and veterinary science disciplines. These resources were developed during the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Resources for Geography and History
Resources to support the development and use of academic learning and teaching standards for the geography and history disciplines. These resources were developed during the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Resources for for Accounting
Resources to support the development and use of academic learning and teaching standards for the accounting discipline.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Resources for Law
Resources to support the development and use of academic learning and teaching standards for law.
Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Resources for Building and Construction
Resources to support the development and use of academic learning and teaching standards for the building and construction disciplines.
New Media Resources for Indigenous Researcher Training
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.
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.
A Review of the Dissemination Strategies used by Projects Funded by the ALTC Grants Scheme
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.
D-Cubed Dissemination Project InDesign Resources
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.
Sustaining distributive leadership in learning and teaching: cascade and perpetual effectiveness of the faculty scholar model
A pro-active approach to addressing student learning diversity in Engineering Mechanics
Using threshold concepts to generate a new understanding of teaching and learning biology
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.
Learning in Networks of Knowledge: improving student outcomes using Web 2.0 concepts and a knowledge-networking approach
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.
Completed and Continuing Fellowships 2011
This report outlines all ALTC-funded fellowships and is presented in two sections, including a short biography for each Fellow. The first section summarises the outcomes of completed fellowships, with a description of the issues addressed and the outcomes and tools developed. The report then focuses on continuing programs, providing a brief background and progress to date.
Online Student Supervision Project
A guide to supervision in social work field education
This guide, based on the masters level online program, is designed for those wanting to learn about the theory and practice of supervising social work students during their field education placement. Four topics cover the nature of social work field education, standards and roles, educational foundations, and phases of student supervision. Questions, exercises and reading reflection segments support the text and other online documents.
Online student supervision training – accessible and cooperative learning in social work
This project established a national, accessible, online program to prepare practitioners to supervise social work and human services students during their practicum subjects. Resources include a project website linking to the masters level and free online subjects in student supervision, as well as to field education resources. Shared standards for quality student supervision in social work education that balance industry, professional and university requirements were developed.
Physclips II - Waves and sound: an integrated set of multi-level multimedia resources and laboratory experiments: Website
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