Publication Details

The article will be published as Lefoe, G, & Albury, R, Integrating innovation into the mainstream in a Faculty of Arts: Obstacles and opportunities. In Cantoni, L & McLoughlin, C (Eds.), Proceedings of Edmedia: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 21-26 June 2004, Lugano, Association for the Advancement of Computer Engineering, Norfolk, 2919-2926. Copyright AACE.


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