Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PLAN
CAUL Circular VUT 2/97

Updated 6 August, 1997

SUMMARY

Number of replies: 27 out of a possible 40

Question 1 Does your University have an Educational Technology Plan or a similar plan that addresses the use of the Internet and multi media for the provision of curriculum and other materials to support teaching and learning?

Answers

12 libraries reported that their Universities have plans which incorporate relevant material
10 libraries reported that their Universities have plans in progress or that the issues are under consideration
4 libraries reported that their Universities have no plan and mentioned nothing actively under development or under consideration

Question 2 If so, who would be able to provide information about the plan or a copy of the plan?
Where plans have been completed or are in draft form, contact details were provided

A summary of the responses follows


LIBRARY        ANSWER               CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION                                                                                                  



ACU           Not yet, but one might be developed                                       
              in the medium term                                                        

ADFA                                                                                    

ANU           In state of flux - no one person                                          
              responsible                                                               

Bond          No formal plan available but a                                            
              committee has been established to                                         
              consider the use of the Internet as                                       
              a mechanism for the provision of                                          
              courses and to provide resource                                           
              support                                                                   

Central       No - in early development phase      Dr Michael Crock m.crock@cqu.edu.au  
Queensland                                                                              

Charles                                                                                 
Sturt                                                                                   

Curtin                                                                                  

Deakin        No plan now, but being developed                                          
University                                                                              

Edith Cowan   At Edith Cowan learning systems      Associate Professor Tony Knight,     
              encompasses the relevant areas       Director of University Learning      
                                                   systems                              

Flinders      Not yet, but a plan is under                                              
              development                                                               

Griffith      No                                                                        

James Cook    No.  A report was done in 1994, but                                       
              no plan followed from it                                                  

La Trobe                                                                                

Macquarie     Maquarie has an IT Strategic Plan    Neil McLean and for Flexible         
              and a Flexible Learning Plan is      Learning Plan, Associate Professor   
              also being developed                 David Rich                           

Monash        Not specifically, but the Monash     Monash Plan (if available)  Peter    
              Plan, the Learning Environment       Summers                              
              document being drafted and the IT    peter.summers@adm.monash.edu.au      
              draft policy would contain relevant  Learning Environment(if available)   
              material                             Professor Alan Lindsay DVC           
                                                   alan.lindsay@adm.monash.edu.au       
                                                   IT draft policy (if available)       
                                                   Professor Peter Darval DVC           
                                                   peter.darvall@adm.mopnash.edu.au     

Murdoch                                                                                 

Northern      Some references in current           Alex Byrne                           
Territory     Strategic Plan for IT which is                                            
              about to be revised.  The                                                 
              Information Strategy which will be                                        
              done later this year will include                                         
              IT, multimedia etc                                                        

QUT           QUT has Library and IT Plans and                                          
              has recently formed a Teaching and                                        
              Learning Support Services                                                 
              Department (TALSS)                                                        

RMIT                                                                                    

Southern      Not exactly, but the IT Strategic    Tilt Director Dr Gordon Macleod      
Cross         Plan includes a couple of aims       gmacleod@scu.edu.au Telephone 066    
              which relate to Internet access.     203 221                              
              See also the Technology in Teaching                                       
              and Learning (Tilt) Web page                                              
              http://www.scu.edu.au/services/tilt/                                      
              tsf/about/                                                                

Swinburne     Swinburne has an Online Education    Stephen Murby OLE Project Manager    
              (OLE) Strategic Plan                 smurby@swin.edu.au  Tel 9214 5424    

University    No real plan but a lot of                                                 
of Adelaide   discussion                                                                

University                                                                              
of Ballarat                                                                             

University    Educational technology is included   Lois Jennings                        
of Canberra   in the information technology                                             
              Strategic Plan which is currently                                         
              being updated.  See                                                       
              http://www.canberra.edu.au.au/cwis/p                                      
              olicies/icrds.html and                                                    
              ....amendments.html                                                       

University    A plan is in development                                                  
of Melbourne                                                                            

University    No                                                                        
of New                                                                                  
England                                                                                 

University                                                                              
of New South                                                                            
Wales                                                                                   

University    No                                                                        
of Newcastle                                                                            

University                                                                              
of                                                                                      
Queensland                                                                              

University                                                                              
of South                                                                                
Australia                                                                               

University    USQ has an institution wide          Madeleine McPherson                  
of Southern   Flexible delivery program which                                           
Queensland    includes planning documents. For a                                        
              short description see                                                     
              http://netways.shef.ac.uk/rbase/pape                                      
              rs/mcphrsn.htm                                                            

University    No, but the IT Plan would be         IT Plan Professor Richard            
of Sydney     relevant and the New Technologies    Johnstone, PVC                       
              in Teaching and Learning (NeTTL)     R.Johnstone@vcc.usyd.edu.au          
              project                              NeTTL Associate Professor Tony       
                                                   Koppi, Director                      
                                                   tony.koppi@nettl.usyd.edu.au         

University                                                                              
of Tasmania                                                                             

University    No                                                                        
of Western                                                                              
Australia                                                                               

University                                                                              
of Western                                                                              
Sydney(Hawkes                                                                           
bury)                                                                                   

University    UWS has developed a flexible         Anita Crotty                         
of Western    learning strategy which              a.crotty@nepean.uws.edu.au           
Sydney        incorporates objectives for using    Tel 02 9852 5885                     
(Nepean)      WWW and multimedia to support the                                         
              flexible delivery of courses                                              

University    A plan is being developed            James O'Brien                        
of Western                                                                              
Sydney                                                                                  
(Macarthur)                                                                             

University    UTS has a Flexible Learning Support  Steve O'Connor                       
of            strategic Plan                                                            
Technology,                                                                             
Sydney                                                                                  

Victoria      No, but we are currently developing  Doreen Parker                        
              one                                                                       

Wollongong                                                                              





Doreen Parker
University Librarian
Victoria University of Technology
5/8/97

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