Digital Transformation Project
La Trobe’s Digital Learning Strategy addresses modern learner needs, with a focus on learning technology. It is a holistic approach to preparing students for the modern world and the pace of technological change when they enter the workforce.
Among other things, the strategy looks at optimising courses for tech savvy learners, so they can be equipped with the skills to thrive in the global job marketplace - a marketplace which is increasingly digital-first.
The strategy builds on the already significant investment by La Trobe University in digital curriculum design and development. Course curriculum, learning technology and staff skills are continually being upgraded to suit evolving student and industry needs.
Six step process
1. Establishing the steering group and development of Learning and Teaching principles (complete)
Multi-disciplinary steering groups are now meeting monthly and working towards implementing the learning and teaching principles.
The overarching learning and teaching principles are to build:
- A developmental approach, with learning scaffolded across programs.
- Engaging learning environments, with activities for students to develop and practise skills.
- Building communities and encouraging connections between students, their teachers and their peers.
- Personalised learning, with feedback to support and affirm learning.
- Technology-enhanced learning, to support students in preparation for future studies in technology-rich environments.
2. Establishing the working groups and plans to lead each transformation stream (complete)
Working groups consisting of academics and professionals have created individual subject plans to drive the curriculum refresh. To support the transition, key leaders in the working groups have participated in training, mapped transition timelines and developed strategies to support whole staff knowledge deficits.
3. Curriculum Transformation Phase I – curriculum development of exemplar units (in progress)
Working groups are now in the process of developing exemplar units and experiencing the technical applications first-hand.
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4. Curriculum Transformation Phase II – begin redevelopment of bulk of units
5. Curriculum Transformation Phase III – consolidate and refine units
6. Professional Development for teaching staff – utilising FoLTO and Building in Navitas Core Moodle
For further information on the project, please speak to your academic- or course-coordinator.