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30th September 2010 @ 03:37
Agency: ALTC
from the session at UNSW:
ALTC Roundtable: an Event to Support ALTC Grant Applicants
The following presentations:

ALTC Grant Schemes Overview Associate Professor Peter Hutchings, Acting Director of ALTC Grants, Awards & Fellowships
While Peter Hutchings was talking i thought that we should link to the ELN from the ALTC exchange.
National Teaching Fellowship Professor Peter Goodyear, University of Sydney: Peter's research is on 'design patterns' and will be useful when the compare the 'designs' that are possible within the ELN structure. I think we need to look at: Goodyear, P & Retalis, S. (in press). Technology-enhanced learning: design patterns and pattern languages. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Discipline and Competitive Grants, plus Experience from Reviewing Dr. Will Rifkin, UNSW From Will I got the term to "invite re-invention". I think, from the discussion with Matt Todd that that is exactly what we are able to achieve in the setup of this project. Maybe look at Everet Rogers "diffusion of innovation". Wiil also spoke about capacity building.

Associate/Teaching Fellowships - Outcomes and Advice Professor Jenny Edwards and Dr. Raymond Lister, UTS
While Will was talking I noted that we should go to Chem research conferences (not just Sci education ones).
Matt is going to eResearch at USYD where he might be able to re-inforce the importance of this project. Jenny has a "how to run a project" manual that we should get.

Advice on Dissemination from the D-cubed Project Dr. Tilly Hinton, University of Sunshine Coast
This outlined a project commissioned by ALTC which is to provide a framework for dissemination. Three components: 1) assess climate (climate 'readiness', engage to increase awareness 3) transfer and nurture those that follow.
Terms like "illuminative" evaluation and "engaged" dissemination were used that were new to me. WRT assess climate readiness we have the ELN pilot and the work being doing with INTERSECT that has surveyed academic staff as to their perceptions of e-research, data archiving etc etc.
30th September 2010 @ 03:17
Learning Design: links_to_the_literature
Karma Pearce at Uniserve just gave her paper:
This paper describes how students in Food and Nutrition created vids of their chem prac to show to other students who were unable to 'do' that prac after the teaching lab was flooded. Pracs included Fe in bread, use of AAS.

Now, this paper provides evidence that students giving the 'low-down' on the prac was perceived to be better than getting similar from lecturers (the language was more accessible), the task of participant-peers making vids has strong alignment to grad. attri.

I think that we need to collect the grad. attr from all participating institutions for reference.

Adam and Ziggy's paper (USYD) looked at collective (collaborative data) from first year chem - interesting for us on two fronts: 1) data input systems in the absence of an instrument system IF the system is to be scaled up and 2) the "readiness" to adopt data-sharing and collaborative nature of an ELN for introduction to undergraduate science (refer to Dissemination notes from ALTC session held @unsw Tues this week where climate evaluation was seen as an important component to achieve effective dissemination).
30th September 2010 @ 01:40
Learning Design: links_to_the_literature
ASELL initiative offers a way to critique pracs before they are implemented. could be useful to use their criteria as we develop the experiments to be undertaken using the ELN conduit.

A bloke from ACELL just gave a talk at uniserve : Simon Pyke. now ASELL (Science rather than Chemistry), there is an experiment database here
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