Aligning your ducks for the student learning journey: stories from the pond of distance ed

Sankey, Michael D. (2012) Aligning your ducks for the student learning journey: stories from the pond of distance ed. In: 23rd Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2012), 5-9 Mar 2011, Austin, TX. United States.

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Effective change is embedded in context. This paper provides a case study about has been happening to promote good academic practices at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), a regional Australian university. It initially provides a 360° perspective on the management of academic practice, policies and strategies that includes, top-down, middle-out and bottom-up initiatives. The core premise is that, getting the context right for quality academic practice is a whole-of-university responsibility not just that of the individual academic; although this role is still vital if holistic change is to be sustained. At the heart of this analysis lies a presumption the universities have a responsibility to provide a coherence to the notion of 'the student learning journey'. The emphasis on a systemic, whole-of-university approach that relies heavily upon online support implies that this paper is as much about context as it is about ensuring consistency of practice.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 05:36
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 03:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality academic practice; student learning journey; online support
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified

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