Publication Details

This report was originally published as Philip, R, Parrish, D, Lefoe, G and O'Reilly, M, ascilite Report 4 for the Carrick Exchange Project: Final Report, Wollongong, NSW, The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2007. Original report available here


Whilst the development of repositories for sharing learning and teaching resources has expanded considerably in the last few years in Australia, many repositories have a particular institutional or discipline focus. In Australia there is no dedicated national repository or community available for the higher education sector that provides a cross disciplinary forum for sharing ideas and resources about learning and teaching, and for cross-institutional collaboration. The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is well placed to address this gap by developing the Carrick Exchange (see Phillips, Orrell & Millea, 2007). Utilising the current expansion and availability of Web 2.0 services, the Carrick Exchange can support the development of a national and international community to achieve these goals and meet the Institute’s objectives. In particular the Carrick Exchange will provide an avenue to demonstrate the values of inclusivity by “assisting the development of networks and communities which support higher education staff who have a direct impact on the advancement of learning and teaching” and through the focus on long-term systemic change (Carrick Institute website).The Carrick Exchange is seen by many in the sector as a major initiative with the potential to significantly improve the profile of teaching and learning.