Terms of Reference

An advisory group that reports to PVCA T&L committee that supports, evaluates and
fosters learning and teaching technologies appropriate for UNE.

  • Consider and prioritise requests to trial educational software and innovative teaching approaches and select projects for institutional support of teaching innovation. Requests will occur via a systematic and transparent submission process

  • Integrate innovation pilots and trials with UNE’s technical environment and service departments

  • Provide support through the allocation of learning design and learning media production staff, environments that are technically and legally compliant and approaches for experimentation as well communication, engagement and evaluation input

  • Advise PVCA T&L committee on trial outcomes as well as recommendations on up-scaling innovations and application opportunities

  • Foster wider access for UNE academic staff to experiment with learning technologies and encourage the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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The Advisory Group

Membership comprises mostly academic staff but will include staff from related service departments.
Meets twice a Trimester

Some context on why ILTAG and
why now?

Strong anecdotal evidence suggests that decision-making and support of innovative learning technology trials and implementation is ad hoc, opaque and highly risky. The current practice risks the perception of cronyism and subjectivity. Currently, it appears that successful trials and pilots rely inordinately on departmental and school enthusiasm and personal networks. This proposal seeks to refresh UNE’s approach to identifying and trialing innovative learning technologies and approaches.

Resourcing context

Budgets, networks, specialists, policy and practices

What counts as learning technology innovation at UNE?

Who are the innovators? How do we support innovation?
How do we move innovation from 'the chaotic sandpit to the healthy hothouse to the disciplined engine room' (Zastrocky, 2007)

  • Innovation frameworks

    Theoretical models abound (see for example 'A Framework for transformation' (Salmon, 2015).

    ... and with the theory comes the many attempts to operationalise innovation within a university context...

    Not just universities are active in this space either.

  • Sample of Innovation Requests


    ... ePortfolios, Licenses for SmartSparrow, lynda.com, Adobe Captivate 8, Learning Management Systems, Peer Review, Team Building, Synchronous video conferencing, Real time polling, Social media and virtual worlds, situation engines, OERs, Curriculum mapping and visualisations, Rubrics management, lecture recording and annotation, institutional rich media respositories...

  • Innovation project prioritisation

    Advising the University Teaching and Learning Committee TLC on opportunities, risks and strengths must be accompanied by a clear and transparent evidence base

  • UNE Innovation Support

    EdShed aims to provide teaching staff with a growing collection of tools and practical resources to assist in the design, development and delivery of effective and engaging unit enhancements.

So what?

Innovation Advisory groups in other universities have had varying degrees of success.