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Bell, M. E. (1997). Flexible learning within a Tertiary Teaching Subject. What works and why? Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), 8-10 December 1997 (pp. 61-67). Perth: ASCILITE.


There is a growing awareness within higher education institutions of the need to provide teaching development programs for academic staff. The challenge is to provide effective programs for staff from across all disciplines, who have varying schedules of work and are under pressure to spend much of their time engaged in research in their own field of study. At the University of Wollongong the already highly effective Introduction to Tertiary Teaching (ITT) subject for academic staff has been redesigned as a flexible, modular program within a Resource Based Learning (RBL) environment. This redesign is in response to the need to eliminate barriers to participation and acceptance of the program and to provide a more learner-centred course experience. Participants' initial responses to the new program design offer some early indicators of areas for further exploration in Resource Based Learning at the tertiary level.

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