Recently ACU introduced the LEO (Learning Environment Online) which aims to engage students and enrich the quality of their experience through interactive learning activities. The blended learning approach involves using different modes of delivery, models of teaching, and styles of learning through strategic and systematic use of technology combined with face-to-face interaction.
Another important development for the Faculty of Health Sciences is the establishment of its very own Centre for Learning and Teaching Health (C4LTH) which aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching within the Faculty’s courses.
"In today’s fast paced and increasingly diverse environment the need to engage our students, develop new approaches to learning and teaching and meet the educational needs of our stakeholders into the future has never been greater. The establishment of C4LTH is timely as we enter this new and highly competitive era in higher education and rapid growth in our student numbers and range of courses we offer.” Professor Sally Borbasi, who is playing a key role in the C4LTH initiative.
The C4LTH focused staff will work collaboratively with the Faculty of Health Sciences academic staff and students, the University LTC (Learning & Teaching Centre), the Higher Education and health sectors and the wider community to promote L&T that is based on sound principles, pedagogy, practice and scholarship.
The work of C4LTH is made easier because we are working off a solid base, thanks to you and your efforts in providing the kind of top quality educational experience our students deserve. Keep up the good work and together we can quality improve and enhance while drawing on the many new developments in 21st century higher education practice.
The Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean launched the C4LTH in Tenison Woods House, North Sydney on May 9th 2012 after Academic Board.