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Adventist Online Education: Realizing the Potential pp. 79-96



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130103 Higher Education| 130306 Educational Technology and Computing| 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

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Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Many professional learning (PL) programs in universities aspire to support tertiary educators to perform duties associated with teaching, student learning and assessment. Additionally, because much of a university academic’s work is associated with conducting scholarly research and supervising students’ research, PL programs also need to provide support associated with supervision and research activities. Faced with these multiple PL demands, one small Australian higher education institution developed a suite of resources to support faculty teaching staff and researchers in their professional capacities using a heuristic (self-determined) approach to resource development. The content of the resources drew on the principles of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and a participatory research methodology was adopted to develop the resources. This paper outlines almost a decade of scholarly work that has resulted in the construction of a collection of PL resources which have been developed to improve the quality of the institution’s SoTL and research.


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Adventist Online Education: Realizing the Potential may be accessed from the publisher here.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Adventist Online Education: Realizing the Potential from Avondale College Library (371.358 L62).

At the time of writing Anthony Williams was affiliated with the University of Wollongong.

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