Work in progress: a novel method of creating an academic content repository

Phythian, Mark and Taylor, Jim and Reushle, Shirley and Harris, Glenn and Kist, Alexander A. 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.

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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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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 01:19
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 05:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic support; content repository; design-based research; metadata
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080708 Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2009.5350874

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