Effective learning environments
Learning takes place wherever the student is. Part of the learning and teaching plan for the University (Learning for Life) is to "provide fit-for-purpose physical and virtual teaching and learning spaces" to assist that learning, and to ensure that, wherever they are, our students experience effective learning environments.
Classrooms and lecture theatres
If you need help with the computer or presentation equipment in a teaching room, you can call the IT Duty Officer.
The libraries provide multiple spaces for student learning, and stock adaptive technology such as screen readers and adjustable workstations for students with access needs.
The lecture recording system used at ACU is the Echo360 application. Learn more about booking a recording series and editing recorded sessions:
- Booking lecture recordings
- Editing lecture recordings
- Adding recordings to LEO units
- Staff questions about recording lectures
Online learning environments
The central online learning environment at ACU is LEO ("learning environment online"), which is a collection of educational technology applications integrated with a Moodle platform. See more about technology-enhanced learning
Practicums and work-based learning, including community engagement placements, provide our students with some of the most valued learning in their course. Experience-based learning gives students the opportunity to participate in work experience in all courses, whether in clinical or teacher placements, internships, volunteering, practicums and simulations.
ACU is a member of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN).
Facilitating learning - guidance from ACU Faculty of Health Sciences for developing student-teacher-supervisor relationships in settings including hospitals, schools and community based agencies.
The WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Report - a 2009 report prepared as part of a national framework for initiatives to support best practice
Practice-based learning exchanges - a 2007 national project on students working in public, community and industry environments
Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework - Criterion 4 Developing effective environments