Over a six month period, the project supported three initiatives: teaching groups were identified as a basis for supporting sustainable academic development (Heinrich 2015); funding for TEL Innovation Projects was provided; and CPD seminars and workshops relevant to all faculties was offered.
Focusing on learning technologies in discipline specific areas, this presentation will outline what technology enhanced learning approaches are currently being used in different contexts. Investigations and projects including headcams in Chemistry, live polls in Business, video and storytelling in Humanities, eportfolios in Education, and Lego Mindstorms in Computing will be highlighted. The students involved will offer video testimony to outline what TEL approaches are currently in use and where they would like to see more technology integration.
Subsequent evaluation aimed at exploring the impact of these initiatives through the Impact Evaluation Framework (Coolbear & Hinton, 2013) will be presented. This framework reflects on the results of the project via four key dimensions:
- Reach (generation and dissemination of project outputs).
- Impact on teaching practice
- Impact on learners
- Impact on the project teams themselves
This interactive session will feature a range of innovative visual media as well as artefacts from the What Works & Why project. The audience will virtually collaborate via interactive video to share their personal examples of discipline specific TEL approaches, resulting in a wealth of shareable resources.
Coolbear., P. and Hinton, T. (2013 July). Evaluating the impact of research projects in tertiary learning and teaching: exploring the geography of change . Plenary address HERDSA Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
Eva Heinrich (2015) Identifying teaching groups as a basis for academic development, Higher Education Research & Development, 34:5, 899-913, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2015.1011091