Breaking the Rules: Supporting Learning and Teaching Technology Innovations

Philippus Uys, C Gunn

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    The learning and teaching landscape in higher education fails to actively support innovators to experiment with new technologies and educational methods. It is also a poor provider of ongoing support for innovations after start up funding runs out. There are tensions between enterprise systems and 'grass roots' initiatives in a context where technology is changing rapidly and institutions are slow to respond. Innovators in learning and teaching using emergent technologies are often treated as suspects in an undefined crime. They are pushing boundaries... and bureaucratic institutional buttons! Charles Sturt University (CSU) took an unprecedented step to break these punitive rules of engagement with an institutional Learning and Teaching through Technology Innovation Support Service (LATISS).The LATISS is described within the framework of a four phase learning and teaching with technology innovation (FPLTI) management model, and offered to other institutions of higher education as a means to foster innovation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASCILITE 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationFuture challenges, sustainable futures
    EditorsMark Brown
    Place of PublicationPalmerston North, NZ
    PublisherMassey University
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventASCILITE 2012: 29th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
    Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 110439 (Conference proceedings)


    ConferenceASCILITE 2012
    Abbreviated titleFuture challenges, sustainable futures
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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