O'Reilly, M & Brown, JM 2001, 'Staff development by immersion in interactive learning online', Proceedings of AusWeb2001 Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 21-25 April, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 259-268.
This is a story from an Australian perspective of the changes in staff development approaches over the past few years, in response to the rapidly changing educational and technological environments. In particular the authors reflect upon initiatives implemented and those planned for the future at Southern Cross University, as a result of the impact of staff development activities in our own institution and in other Australian universities to date. The paper concludes with a plan for the Teaching and Learning Centre’s website to move beyond delivery of information, exemplars and resources, to support a program of active immersion of staff in the experiences of learning online. One such resource, interActive Learning Online, designed for both stand-alone and seminar-based use, is to be part of an online staff development program in mid-2001.