Assuring best practice in technology-enhanced learning environments

  • Mike Keppell Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
  • Gordon Suddaby Higher Education Consultant
  • Natasha Hard Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Keywords: technology, learning and teaching, higher education, best practice

Abstract

This paper documents the development and findings of the Good Practice Report on Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Developing the Good Practice Report required a meta-analysis of 33 ALTC learning and teaching projects relating to technology funded between 2006 and 2010. This report forms one of 12 completed Good Practice Reports on a range of different topics commissioned by the ALTC and Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The reports aim to reduce issues relating to dissemination that projects face within the sector by providing educators with an efficient and accessible way of engaging with and filtering through the resources and experiences of numerous learning and teaching projects funded by the ALTC and OLT. The Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching Report highlights examples of good practice and provides outcomes and recommendations based on the meta-analysis of the relevant learning and teaching projects. However, in order to ensure the value of these reports is realised, educators need to engage with the reports and integrate the information and findings into their practice. The paper concludes by detailing how educational networks can be utilised to support dissemination.

Keywords: technology; learning and teaching; higher education; best practice

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2015, 23: 25728 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v23.25728

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Author Biographies

Mike Keppell, Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

Executive Director and Professor

Australian Digital Futures Institute, Research and Innovation Division, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350

Gordon Suddaby, Higher Education Consultant
Higher Education Consultant
Natasha Hard, Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

Research Assistant & Project Manager

Australian Digital Futures Institute, Research and Innovation Division, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350

Published
2015-03-20
How to Cite
Keppell, M., Suddaby, G., & Hard, N. (2015). Assuring best practice in technology-enhanced learning environments. Research in Learning Technology, 23. https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v23.25728
Section
Review Articles