Applying a reverse induction process for improved definition of higher education technology-supported research projects

Doyle, Joanne and Farley, Helen (2012) Applying a reverse induction process for improved definition of higher education technology-supported research projects. In: ASCILITE 2012: 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, 25-28 Nov 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Scoping out the detail of a Higher Education research project can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. The excitement of a research project is frequently stifled by the tedious process of mapping out project activities, estimating required resources and developing project schedules. Reverse induction provides a fresh approach to defining technology-supported research projects. In much the same way as new product development must be guided by an understanding of customer needs, reverse induction focuses on research outcomes before formulating research aims. Using a systematic process of backward reasoning, researchers can define a project concept in a structured and efficient manner. There is significant potential for reverse induction to deliver time and cost savings in a complex and challenging Higher Education environment.

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2012 Joanne Doyle & Helen Farley. The author(s) assign to the ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite website and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite 2012. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 06:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: project management; technology; learning
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190303 Technical Writing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems

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