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.

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Classrooms and lecture theatres

Classrooms, tutorial rooms, lecture theatres and other spaces are allocated by Timetabling. Your faculty's Timetabling Liaison Officer can help with any problems or queries.

If you need help with the computer or presentation equipment in a teaching room, you can call the IT Duty Officer.

Computer labs and their equipment are also supported by IT Client Services, who make an annual call to faculties for any specific programs to supplement the standard software applications.

The libraries provide multiple spaces for student learning, and stock adaptive technology such as screen readers and adjustable workstations for students with access needs.

Recording lectures

The lecture recording system used at ACU is the Echo360 application. Learn more about booking a recording series and editing recorded sessions:

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

Workplace 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

Services

Room bookings tool - Web room booker

Lecture recording booking form

Policies

Space management policy

Physical teaching space standards

Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework - Criterion 4 Developing effective environments

Contacts

Security - phone 8888 from a campus phone or 1300 729 452

IT Duty Officers

Disability Services - part of the Office of Student Success