Publication Details

This conference paper was originally published as O'Reilly, M, Lefoe, G, Philip, R & Parrish, D, The Carrick Exchange for Higher Education: Design Factors for User Engagement, ED-MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008, Vienna, Austria, 30 June-4 July 2008. Original conference information available here


The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the Carrick Exchange, a new online service for learning and teaching in Australia. The research investigated resource identification and contribution, engagement with the repository and user community, and associated peer review and commentary processes. This paper focuses on the data obtained and recommendations developed for engagement of potential end users. It reports a literature review and findings, including an international perspective on the Carrick Exchange, with specific focus on prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement of the higher education sector with the Carrick Exchange.