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This book chapter was originally published as:

Williams, A., & Northcote, M. (2018). Getting on the online education train: The journey of a small higher education institution. In J. Lim, & A. Williams (Eds.), Adventist online education: Realizing the potential (pp. 113-125). Cooranbong, Australia: Avondale Academic Press.

ISBN: 978-0-9876392-2-6


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

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Many universities have instituted professional learning centres that support academic teaching staff in their capacity to facilitate student-centred learning. Some of these centres also extend their reach to incorporate scholarship and research. This paper reports on one such case, in which a small higher education institution in Australia established what has become known as the Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). From its inception, the CASTL’s intentions have been multi-dimensional, in that its programs, activities and resource development span the following areas of scholarship: 1) learning and teaching; 2) researcher education and support of postgraduate supervision; and 3) the teaching-research nexus. This paper outlines the research-informed processes adopted to design and develop the CASTL, and reports on some of the results that have been achieved since the establishment of this centre of scholarship.


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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