Publication Details

This report was originally published as Philip, R, Parrish, D, Lefoe, G and O'Reilly, M, ascilite Report 3 for the Carrick Exchange Project: Themes, issues and concerns emerging through focus groups, Wollongong, NSW, The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2007. Original report available here


This document reports on the findings of three focus groups conducted with key practitioners from the Australian higher education sector for the ascilite sub-project of the Carrick Exchange development. It continues to explore emerging themes, issues and concerns, building on the findings of ascilite Report 1. The analysis is one of several data gathering methods implemented as part of the ascilite Stage 2 sub-project research. The analysis of three focus groups with a total of twenty-two participants, follows the report of individual interviews conducted with a separate group of twenty-nine key practitioners from the higher education sector and the Vocational, Education and Training (VET) sector. These two reports represent the views of fifty-one practitioners in all from the education sector regarding potential engagement with the Carrick Exchange; issues of resource contribution, identification, sharing, rewards and recognition; and related formal and informal peer review, commentary and feedback.