Learning 2014

Deakin promises to educate learners for the jobs and skills of the future through courses enhanced for highly personal, engaging and relevant learning experiences

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Deakin University Curriculum Framework - March 2014

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Learning 2014 - May 2014

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Learning 2014 comprises clusters of projects associated with:

On successful completion of the Learning 2014 suite of projects, Deakin will have

More opportunities for staff capacity building (in addition to opportunities already offered by Library, Deakin Learning Futures, faculty and other teams) through:

  • Learning@Deakin: A portal for teaching and learning providing easy access to information and connection for staff and students and the public
  • External experts offering hands-on assistance in re-imagining assessment
  • Digital capability: a small team of staff and students assisting teaching staff to create and use digital technologies for learning (in the CloudMobile, a mobile digital studio, and at various sites on campus)

In course enhancement:

  • Faculty-led processes to advance course enhancement—ensuring courses are redesigned and enhanced to enable employable graduates through personal, relevant and engaging experiences on campus and in the cloud
  • A course guide and greater emphasis on course progress in DeakinSync, building on digital badging to warrant achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Streamlined course structures, common units, electives and unit sequences, more university-wide ways of assuring graduates achieve the Graduate Learning Outcomes, and identifying those courses which are best suited to attracting and sustaining cloud enrolments.

In enrolment modes:

  • Online handbook: clear and consistent course and unit information, intuitive campus codes; contact hours described as classes and seminars
  • Deakin learning centres: an agreed approach to students and staff access
  • Refreshed marketing materials that highlight high-speed connectivity, DeakinSync, CloudDeakin, as well as campuses, learning centres and industry sites
  • Ensuring enrolling students engage with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability

In CloudDeakin:

  • A process for assuring that all units have a presence in CloudDeakin which includes easy access to learning outcomes, assessment and feedback; teaching staff and peers; learning resources and experiences
  • A consistent set of channels and processes for (1) reporting and resolving issues; (2) ensuring integrity of grades data (removing the requirement for the manual transference of grades to Callista) and using the Grades application; (3) management of class and marking groups through integration with STAR
  • Contemporary peer assessment tools
  • A plan to integrate CloudDeakin within DeakinSync
  • Assurance that video resources in Deakin Air are accessible and copyright compliant
  • Improved reliability of existing lecture capture facilities

In its strategic goal to build the evidence base of learning, Deakin will have:

  • eVALUate: a refreshed practice related to how we gather, report and use student feedback to improve units and teaching in a positive way
  • The Centre for Research in Assessment for Digital Learning Evidence (CRADLE) that builds Deakin's reputation for research in assessment for digital learning evidence; attracts grants, partnerships, postgraduate students; and partners with Deakin teaching staff to enable research associated with teaching innovations
  • Completed OLT-funded grants that build Deakin's profile and research base in assuring graduate capabilities, employability, and in digital portfolios

Further information on the Learning 2014 projects is available to staff in the Learning 2014 Wiki.

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