Innovation Grants

La Trobe Learning and Teaching sought applications for Innovation Grants as part of the Digital Learning Strategy (DLS) in 2016. The grants are designed to encourage innovative, future-oriented teaching practices that will improve the learning experiences of our students in the digital age.

In 2016 the program attracted a large number of applications from across the University, resulting in the selection of thirteen recipients; 3 Major Grants (ranging from $80,000 to $120,000) and 10 Minor Grants (up to $15,000), in one of four categories.

The following projects were awarded in 2016:

Major Grants

Digital Resource Development

ProjectRecipient
La Trobe Press online – a new sustainable and disintermediated model for eTextbook publishingFiona Salisbury

Digital Assessment

ProjectRecipient
Next Generation Rubrics II: Using Analytics for Automated Assignment Feedback and Guiding TeachingPeter Vitartas

Mobile Learning

ProjectRecipient
Evaluating mobile learning for two post-experience post-graduate cohorts using two approaches: BYO device and devices provided to participants with pre-loaded course materialsSusan Keller

Minor Grants

Digital Resource Development

ProjectRecipient
The creation of an e-Text to help students learn how to do scienceBrianna Julien
Bachelor of Health Sciences career literacy program: supporting the development of employability skills in studentsLouise Lexis
Asynchronous online education for the clinical educators of post-graduate coursework Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy programsEdmund Leahy
Filming the First Villagers: Archaeology in the Jordan ValleyPhillip Edwards
Accounting Software Assessment using MYOBJudy Louie

Mobile Learning

ProjectRecipient
Use of a mobile GPS app to enhance learning and equity in multi-campus teachingChyrissie Heine
Use of smart phones to enhance authenticity of student experience, engagement, collaboration and adoption of industry standards in biologyKim Plummer

Radical Innovation

ProjectRecipient
Remote Laboratory Environment for EngineeringRobert Ross
Augmented Interactive Mapping Sandbox (AIMS)Brendon Munge
Online and Interactive Moot Court with virtual reality component – Training Law Students in a Vital Career SkillFrancine Rochford