As part of the CSU Curriculum Learning and Teaching Sub Plan uImagine has been working with learning and teaching leaders within faculties to identify subjects within which to pilot the elements of the model in 201560 or 201630 session. The goals of the pilot implementation of the model was to evaluate and refine the model, derive design and implementation guidelines, provide an evidence base to support at scale implementation, and develop an online showcase to underpin future professional development.
Educational Designers Gerard Bourke, Bec Acheson, Kerri Hicks, Stewart McKinney and William Adlong, under the leadership of Lindy Croft-Piggin, have been assigned to each of the elements of the model to provide support to subject teams and to provide scholarly and practical leadership throughout the university in relation to their allocated elements of the model.
The work that was carried out has been used to refine the Online Learning Model as well as develop the Online Learning Exchange. The work and the lessons learnt in the pilots will now be fed into the implementation of the Online Learning Model, initially in eight of our largest online courses, but eventually university wide. This is a significant strategic initiative that uImagine is overseeing with the aim of ensuring that CSU students are provided with the highest quality online learning experiences.