Correia, H., Malfroy, J., Griffin, T., Ireland, J. & Rankine, L. (2008). Quality in the e-landscape: a collegial and developmental approach. 197-201. Australia: Ascilite. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/melbourne08/procs/correia.pdf
Since the appearance of e-learning in the tertiary education sector a range of approaches have been used to enhance the quality of online learning environments. Building on these approaches, at the University of Western Sydney our approach is one of developing quality e-learning sites in a collegial and developmental manner, as a central part of overall good teaching practice. Our view is that, in order for the process to be truly collegial and developmental, it needs to be supported across all levels of the academic environment and, importantly, it should be adopted by academics rather than being imposed upon them. A central aspect of the collegial and developmental approach is that academics should be provided with the skills and support to be the drivers of quality in the e-landscape. This paper introduces a project that applies this developmental and collegial philosophy to building quality in our online learning environments in a whole of enterprise context.
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