Title

ascilite report 3 for the Carrick Exchange Project: themes, issues and concerns emerging through focus groups

Document Type

Report

Publication details

Philip, R, Parrish, G, Lefoe, G & O'Reilly, M 2007, ascilite report 3 for the Carrick Exchange Project: themes, issues and concerns emerging through focus groups, report prepared for Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Wollongong, NSW.

Report available online at http://www.ascilite.org.au/index.php?p=research

Abstract

This document reports on the findings of three focus groups conducted with key practitioners from the Australian higher education sector for the ascilite sub-project of the Carrick Exchange development. It continues to explore emerging themes, issues and concerns, building on the findings of ascilite Report 1. The analysis is one of several data gathering methods implemented as part of the ascilite Stage 2 sub-project research. The analysis of three focus groups with a total of twenty-two participants, follows the report of individual interviews conducted with a separate group of twenty-nine key practitioners from the higher education sector and the Vocational, Education and Training (VET) sector. These two reports represent the views of fifty-one practitioners in all from the education sector regarding potential engagement with the Carrick Exchange; issues of resource contribution, identification, sharing, rewards and recognition; and related formal and informal peer review, commentary and feedback. Other documentation, a literature review and these reports form the basis for the final report and recommendations to the Carrick Exchange management team, due in September 2007.