Curtin University is entering a period of great change with a vision for transformation of the educational landscape. I am very keen to ensure that all University staff have access to information about work occurring in this exciting area as we work towards Transforming Learning @ Curtin.
We all know that technology plays an important role in the context in which we operate, right through the student lifecycle. It has opened up a whole new set of opportunities for us, for example, the ability to make our courses available to anybody, anytime, anywhere (and in the case of “MOOCs”, for free) and also brings some challenges.
With the assistance of a North American based strategic business consultant, AMBiT, I commissioned the development of an Educational Technology Strategy for Curtin.
The strategy focuses on the role of technology in improving student and employer experience as primary clients of Curtin. It is not just about technology however. It’s an education strategy to take us into the future. It’s about how we use technology in the achievement of Curtin’s vision.
At the core of this strategy is reforming the teaching and learning model at Curtin. “Curtin Converged” is a term you will hear more of as we reimagine our approach to education – it’s all about learner activity.
I will release DVC-E newsletters as often as needed to provide regular updates to all University staff. This will complement more specific communications and engagement activities. Your contributions and comments are invited.
Professor Jill Downie
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education