I want to innovate in technology enhanced learning
How can I do something new?
There is an existing eco-system of technologies to support learning and teaching at ACU, but you may want to do something new with technology enhanced learning (TEL).
You may want to:
Use an external tool in a way that provides opportunity for new practices in learning and teaching OR
Use existing ACU tools in unique and novel ways that enhance learning and teaching
At ACU, we support innovation in TEL. On this page we have outlined important questions to ask yourself when you are planning to implement new ideas or practices to create enhanced learning and teaching.
A helping hand for your innovation project
So you have an idea for innovating in learning and teaching using technology?
Consider these three questions to get started:
What learning and teaching need do you have that you think will be supported by technology?
Why do you want to use it? What are your pedagogical aims? What problem are you seeking to address?
How will learning and teaching in your unit be enhanced by using the technology you have in mind?
Is there a comparable LEO tool that will achieve your aim?
The inTEL (innovation in technology enhanced learning) Advisory Group is a group of academics and representatives from across the faculties and organisational groups that provide guidance and support for technology enhanced learning (TEL) innovation initiatives at ACU.
inTEL comprises of:
Department, faculty or directorate
Faculty of Law and Business
Dr Sandra Beach
Faculty of Theology and Philosophy
Dr Ian Elmer
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr Steve Guinea, Ms Laurine Hurley, Dr Matt Sweeney
Faculty of Education and Arts
Dr Mark Lyall, Dr Adam Staples, Dr Miriam Tanti
Ms Kerry Bedford
Ms Louren David
Ms Stephen Last
Marketing & External relations representative
Mr Luke Williams
Director, Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC)
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe
Manager, eLearning or nominee
Dr Veronica Hendriks
LTC staff as required
Ms Meg Appleby, Ms Vebica Evans, Ms Melissa Collins, Ms Nirveeka Callychurn
The inTEL Advisory Group welcome feedback. If you have feedback about the inTEL process or templates please contact one of the inTEL Advisory Group's LTC representatives.
Additional resources that may be of interest
The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation developed by Western University, Canada, offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners' needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context. There is also an accompanying article, in Educause explaining its development.
Additional LTC questions - these are technical and policy aspects the LTC consider when reviewing a proposed technology (considered in tandem with the information provided on proposal form). This is not a checklist that academics need to complete, and is shared for background only.
ASCILITE is a professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education. It is a globally recognized and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. They seek to shape the future of tertiary education, particularly through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education.
The NMC Horizon Report is a global ongoing research initiative that explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Founded in 2002, it uniquely provides a cross-sector view of disruptors in higher education and other educational related insitutions.
Computers & Education
British Journal of Educational Technology
Journal of Educational Technology & Society
The Internet and Higher Education
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Educational Technology Research and Development
International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET)