The Impact of Web-based Lecture Technologies
The impetus for this Australian project arose from a need to develop an understanding of the implications of the use of web-based lecture technologies such as iLecture for the design and delivery of curricula, good teaching and high quality learning in higher education.
This Australian project, supported by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) was a collaboration between four IRUA universities - Macquarie University, Murdoch University, Flinders University and the University of Newcastle.
The aim of project was to investigate how web-based lecture technologies - (iLecture /Lectopia and similar technologies) can be used to best effect to support learning and teaching. Specifically:
- how the technology is integrated into the curriculum, its role and relationship with other elements within the curriculum
- how the technology can effectively support learning and teaching in different contexts, taking into account disciplinary differences, student diversity, specific teaching aims and learning outcomes.
- the educational implications of its use for:
- the design and delivery of curricula
- academics and their teaching
- students, their learning and the establishment of effective learning environments
- professional development of academic staff
- academic policies and practices
Project's website contains:
- a final report
- staff and students vignettes gleaned from interviews
- 6 case studies from a range of disciplines
- FAQs for Staff answering such questions as "How can I tell if my students are learning if they are not attending"?
- Toolkits for Staff and for Students on the use of the iLecture tool.