Designing for user engagement: the ALTC exchange for higher education



Publication Details

O'Reilly, M., Lefoe, G., Philip, R. & Parrish, D. (2010). Designing for user engagement: the ALTC exchange for higher education. International Journal on E-learning: corporate, government, healthcare and higher education, 9 (2), 251-277.


The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the ALTC 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 article 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 ALTC Exchange, with specific focus on prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement of the higher education sector with the ALTC Exchange.

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