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School-University e-Learning research partnerships for scaling up innovation

Project Member(s): Alexander, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC - Other Funds)
St Ives North Public School
Loreto Normanhurst
St Paul's Grammar School
MLC School (MLC School partner funds)

Start year: 2002

Summary: Despite optimism about new technologies for learning, e-learning innovation has been slow to scale up. This project tests a novel research strategy for engaging schools sustainably with e-learning. Teams of students (school and university), teachers (including beginning teachers), community members, consultants and e-learning researchers are constituted, in schools, to identify, collaboratively, hard-to-learn (technology-and-science) concepts and effective teaching approaches, develop ways of exploiting new media to teach such concepts and scale up their solutions within and beyond their schools. Re-conceiving the problem so students and teachers gain equity as e-learning researchers yields a model for scholarly, future-oriented educational renewal.


Hill, C, Alexander, SA, Cuthbert, K, Hall, RL, Nicholson, N, McCredie, NA, Schaverien, LR, Tomkins, J & Vecchiet, S 2005, 'GENESIS - Generating E-learning systems in schools: school-university e-learning research partnerships for sealing up innovation', IASL Reports2005: Information leadership in a culture of change, Annual Conference IASL, IASL, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, pp. 1-7.

Schaverien, LR, Hall, RL, McCredie, NA, Alexander, SA, Hill, C, Tomkins, J, Nicholson, N, Cuthbert, K & Vecchiet, S 2005, 'Can we help e-learning to scale up in schools by casting students as e-designers? The GENESIS Project', AARE 2005: Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions, Australian Association for Research in Education, AARE, Parramatta, Australia, p. CD.

Alexander, SA 2004, 'Learners creating the learning environment' in Selinger, M (ed), Connected Schools: Thought Leaders, Premium Publishing, London, United Kingdom, pp. 26-33.
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Keywords: e-learning research Generative learning School-university partnerships Science and Technology education Educational innovation Teacher professional development

FOR Codes: Educational Technology and Media, Curriculum Studies: Science Education, Professional Development of Teachers not elsewhere classified, Higher education, Secondary education, Primary education, Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators, Educational Technology and Computing, Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy