Fostering institutional change through learning leadership: A study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education

Merilyn Childs, Michael Keppell, Mark Brown, Carole Hunter, Natasha Hard, Helen Hughes

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the significance of a research project between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Massey University (MU) which aims to build knowledge and understanding of the impact of distributive leadership approaches to transforming teaching and learning in relation to distance education. Authentic, situated approaches to change offer a powerful conduit for building -street level leadership', the sharing of knowledge, skills and information within and between schools and as a basis for whole-of-institution cultural change driven through practice. This research provides an opportunity for evaluation of authentic, situated approaches as a mechanism for institutional renewal of learning and teaching practices in relation to distance education (DE). Such a reorientation of practice affords CSU and MU a chance to increase the equity of student experience and engagement in learning through blended and flexible delivery.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011)
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherASCILITE
    Pages227-233
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventASCILITE 2011: 28th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Wrest Point, Hobart, Australia
    Duration: 04 Dec 201107 Dec 2011
    http://ascilite.org/conferences/hobart11/

    Conference

    ConferenceASCILITE 2011
    Abbreviated titleChanging demands, changing directions
    CountryAustralia
    CityHobart
    Period04/12/1107/12/11
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    Childs, M., Keppell, M., Brown, M., Hunter, C., Hard, N., & Hughes, H. (2011). Fostering institutional change through learning leadership: A study of stories of adaptation in blended and flexible learning and distance education. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011) (pp. 227-233). ASCILITE.