How to capture the "full benefits of the creative, original and imaginative efforts of" teaching staff

What’s good for research, must surely be good for teaching? An article on the Australian’s higher education page quotes the following advice from this policy note from the Group of 8 (an obviously non-self-serving document, of course) If Australia is to capture the full benefits of the creative, original and imaginative efforts of its researchers,

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How Knowledge Workers like to learn and implications for BIM and LMS design

I found out last week that the abstract I submitted to Moodlemoot AU 2013 had been accepted. The talk will attempt to outline what I’m hoping will be my primary line of research over the next couple of years, which is probably going to be something like How can the design of institutional e-learning tools

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Making e-learning tools that are more supportive – BIM, TPACK and truncated feeds

The following is a mini-argument for and example of how the e-learning tools should be made more supportive. i.e. actually help the staff and students using them actively address common problems in a pro-active way. It continues some more thinking about an earlier question I asked, Does institutional e-learning have a TPACK problem?” and hopefully

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And they don't even know enough to expect better

The title for this post is (probably a slight re-phrasing) of something @palbion mentioned last week during a conversation about the low quality of information systems within higher education (or at least our experience thereof). The comment was in relation to the professional and academic staff who are struggling with the various information systems universities

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An ad hoc exploration ethnographic research

The following is an initial attempt to restart some earlier explorations of research methods that may prove useful in examining the “Story of BIM” for potential useful insights. The starting place is ethnography and auto ethnography and an exploration of some writings. Rescuing Autoethnography Atkinson, P. (2006). Rescuing Autoethnography. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 35(4), 400–404.

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