Casing out teaching and learning online: enhancing fidelity into the mainstream
Holt, Dale, Borland, Rosemary, Farmer, James, Rice, Mary and Mulready, Pam 2005, Casing out teaching and learning online: enhancing fidelity into the mainstream, in Balance, fidelity, mobility : maintaining the momentum? Proceedings of the 22nd ASCILITE conference Brisbane, 4-7 December 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 261-270.
In this paper we present the rationale and outcome of a University strategically funded project aimed at developing a broad range of cases illuminating good practices in the development and use of digital media and online technologies at Deakin University. The project is aimed at supporting the ongoing implementation of the University’s suite of e-learning technologies, Deakin Studies Online (DSO). It was seen as a significant strategic academic professional development initiative by the University in bringing together perspectives on effective teaching and learning in the context of various disciplines and professional fields of practice, with DSO possibilities for enhanced teaching/learning quality, efficiency, accessibility and satisfaction. The ‘case’ as a useful means of developing practice is outlined, along with the various project processes involving case selection, development, production and promotion. Finally, reflections on the outcomes of the project are considered. A number of positive though largely unintended consequences are identified