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This conference presentation was originally presented as:

Northcote, M., & Kendle, A. (2001). Instructional design partnerships across universities: Motivations, methods and measures. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning Partnerships. Newcastle, Australia. Retrieved from


130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators| 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified


This paper explores and documents a learning partnership that has developed between two instructional designers employed at two different universities in Perth, Western Australia. The value of this crossinstitutional partnership is initially investigated in terms of the benefits involved for the professional careers of each instructional designer. The context of the university faculty in which the instructional designers operate is appraised. Also, the wider consequences of this partnership are considered in terms of the influence it has on other Australian tertiary education providers. The analysis of the partnership will be built upon an appropriate constructivist theoretical framework.


Used by permission: HERDSA and the authors

This conference paper may be accessed from the publisher here.

At the time of writing Maria Northcote was affiliated with Edith Cowan University

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