Phythian, Mark and Taylor, Jim and Reushle, Shirley and Harris, Glenn and Kist, Alexander and Ayers, Ron (2009) Work in progress: a novel method of creating an academic content repository. In: 39th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2009): Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, 18-21 Oct 2009, San Antonio, TX, United States.
This paper outlines a project aimed at addressing the issue of the scalability of online academic support. This project is being run during the Autumn semester at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Toowoomba Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Digital Futures Institute. The study attached to the project will use Design-Based Research to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple, but innovative academic content and metadata creation tool referred to as Academic Assist. Academic Assist has been recently developed at USQ as a plug-in block for the moodle-based Learning Management System employed at USQ for its several hundred online subjects. The pilot project and associated study now extends over nine subjects, including three consecutive subjects in computer engineering; and covers faculties of Engineering, Education, Business, Science and Arts. Some preliminary results are presented here. Complete results of the study including acceptance surveys, expert reviews and usage statistics will be presented at FIE 2009.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||academic support; content repository; design-based research; metadata|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330100 Education Studies > 330107 Educational Technology and Media|
|Depositing User:||Mr Mark Phythian|
|Date Deposited:||16 Feb 2010 01:19|
|Last Modified:||12 Nov 2013 04:35|
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