The Carrick Exchange for higher education design factors for user engagement

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

O'Reilly, M, Lefoe, G, Philip, R & Parrish, D 2008, 'The Carrick Exchange for higher education design factors for user engagement', in J Luca & ER Weippl (eds), Proceedings of EdMedia 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, 30 June - 4 July, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, VA, pp. 221.230. ISBN: 1880094657


The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the Carrick Exchange. The research investigated resource identification and contribution, engagement with the repository and user community, and associated peer review and commentary processes. This paper focuses on the data obtained and recommendations developed for engagement of potential end users. It reports a literature review and findings, including an international perspective on the Carrick Exchange, with specific focus on prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement of the higher education sector with the Carrick Exchange.