Capital Learning and Teaching space management

Sydney eLearning manages educational oversight of capital infrastructure projects for the improvement of teaching and learning space on behalf of the DVC(Education). This includes projects funded by SEG through SEG (Finance and Infrastructure) under the Annual Capital Prioritisation Program for Campus improvement, as well as funding from external partners such those under the Australian Federal Government schemes.

Campus Improvement Plan for physical learning space

The University is engaging in a cyclical process of campus improvement through SEG, SEG(FIC) and the capital prioritisation projects committee. As part of that process, Sydney eLearning is managing a ‘Learning Space Program’ aimed at addressing the needs of faculties and students in physical and virtual learning space. This is a collaborative process involving feedback from the faculties and students, colleagues in CIS and ICT for infrastructure development, and related projects with colleagues in ITL, the learning centres and library for academic and staff development and learning resource development. See http://sydney.edu.au/elearning/projects/elearnProjects.shtml for the current status of the program.

External funding - DEEWR Teaching and Learning Capital (TLC) Fund

The DVC (Education) is the sponsor for the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund project. This is a collaboration with University ICT and CIS, faculties and students. The TLC project is improving four buildings improving the informal learning network across the University: Fisher Library, the Carslaw Learning Hub, the PNR Learning Hub and a shared postgraduate space facility in the Wallace building, and a new formal teaching complex in the PNR building. The spaces a linked by the Virtual Desktop, a new strategic investment by University ICT to improve the sustainability of support for over 200 disciplinary specific learning technologies scaled to cope with our student population of around 50 000. The Virtual desktop is providing capacity for the University to improve its management and allocation of capacity in computer laboratories. See http://sydney.edu.au/facilities/projects/tlc_fund/

Capital projects for virtual learning space

The University’s learning space systems enabled by ICT require capital projects for quality standards maintenance and ongoing improvement and integration. These projects occur with with University ICT for Learning Space systems (see http://sydney.edu.au/elearning/projects/EdPortfolioBoards.shtml) and are currently managing the following systems improvement:

  • University Learning Management System (LMS)
  • ePortfolios
  • eCommunities
  • Streaming
  • Web/Video Conferencing
  • Text-matching
  • Mobile apps
  • Student Portal