Publication Details

This article was originally published as: Lefoe, G & Albury, R, Environments for change in a Faculty of Arts: The impact of teaching off campus, AACE Journal, 2006, 14(3), 269-285. Copyright 2006 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). The journal website is available here.


For a university in regional Australia, a new degree program offered through a remote campus and access centres, provided a supportive environment for faculty to try out new teaching and learning methods, specifically making use of a learning management system (WebCT) for aspects of communication and content. This article examines the impact this had on the faculty, in particular at the increased usage of ICT in subjects offered on campus and also examines issues such as workload and curriculum redesign, which were identified as problematic by faculty as they embraced innovative methods of teaching and learning.