Community, exchange and diversity: the Carrick Exchange

Robyn Philip*, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish

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Abstract

The Carrick Exchange is a significant new online service that will provide communication and collaboration services, and learning and teaching resources across the Australian and international higher education sectors. The Carrick Exchange is sponsored by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. It is for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in Australian higher education. The Carrick Exchange aims to provide access to quality learning materials and resources; information about new technologies and ideas that impact on teaching practice and student learning; opportunities for academic and support staff to network with others, comment on and exchange ideas; and a means for academics to participate in discussions, debates and dialogue about teaching. This paper reports on the first component of the Stage 2 ascilite research into the Carrick Exchange. Using a design-based research approach, the ascilite project team investigated the human issues involved in development of the Carrick Exchange. Twenty-nine key practitioners were interviewed. The interviews generated a comprehensive discipline, cross-institutional, national and international perspective of user needs and contexts of use for a national online repository. The interview findings were analysed in relation to engagement, resource identification and contribution, and peer review. The findings presented in this paper will inform the design, management, utilisation and associated processes of the Carrick Exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2007
PublisherASCILITE
Pages844-853
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789810595791
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning", ASCILITE 2007 - , Singapore
Duration: 2 Dec 20075 Dec 2007

Conference

Conference24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning", ASCILITE 2007
CountrySingapore
Period2/12/075/12/07

Keywords

  • Carrick Exchange
  • Engaging communities
  • Peer review
  • Repositories

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