In at the deep end - swapping roles through staff development online
After reviewing questions about how Australian Universities carry out staff development for online teaching and learning, this paper reports on an initiative that has brought together the outcomes of previous research into an online resource and workshop. Having piloted these, the full version of the workshop was recently completed by a group of staff at Southern Cross University. The authors reflect upon experiences of swapping roles – teachers becoming learners, and educational designer (usually a student advocate in the design process) becoming the teacher. Reflections on experiences are reported from reflective journal and evaluation data.
O'Reilly, M & Ellis, A 2002, 'In at the deep end - swapping roles through staff development online', in A Williamson, C Gunn, A Young & T Clear, (eds), Winds of Change in the Sea of Learning: Proceedings of the 19th annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), Auckland, NZ, 8-11 December, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ, pp. 485-494.
Paper available online at http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland02/proceedings/programme.html#fp7