Partnership is at the heart of our practice
We form partnerships with academics across the university to collaborate on a wide range of projects enabling course and program enhancement, and provide digital resource support for a variety of innovative strategic projects. We also contribute to the building of professional learning networks and actively engage with various national and regional bodies.
Institutional communities and networks
Learning Futures staff have leadership roles in the following institutional learning and teaching communities and networks.
Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy (GLTA)
The Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy is a new institutional initiative designed to recognise exemplary learning and teaching practice and enhance the profile of learning and teaching at our University.
Program Leaders' Network
The Program Leaders’ Network was founded by a small group of Program Directors and Program Advisors with the support of Learning Futures in July 2014. The Network has since grown to also include members of the broader university community who have shared interests. The Network continues actively contribute to the building of program level leadership and transformation at Griffith.
Griffith University Alliance for Virtualised Realities: Virtual, Mixed, Augmented and Extended Reality User Group (GUAVR)
GUAVR was created to bring together the diverse fields developing virtual, mixed, augmented and extended realities at Griffith. The group meets 3 to 4 times a year. Staff who are currently immersive reality practitioners, or are just developing their skills or exploring ways to incorporate these emergent technologies into their teaching are welcome to attend.
Cross-institutional Learning Design Forums
Learning Futures facilitates Griffith's engagement with the Cross-institutional Learning Design Forums with UQ and QUT. In the past 3 years we have engaged via coordinating, hosting, planning and attending across five Design Forums focusing on a variety of topics including analytics, simulated learning, video in education and digital literacy. These forums are also attended by staff from Universities across South-East Qld and Northern NSW.
Sheila McCarthy (Innovation Projects Manager) is the Griffith University representative for the Cross-institutional Learning Design Forums.
Queensland Promoting Excellence Network (Q-PEN)
The Queensland Promoting Excellence Network is a network of Queensland Universities that enables promotion of Learning and Teaching initiatives. QPEN provides a collegial network for grants and awards professionals in Queensland to share practice, develop skills, and take collective action to support the advancement of learning and teaching in higher education.
Leigh Sawyer (Grants and Awards Officer) is the Griffith University representative in the QPEN network.
Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE)
The Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE) is the peak Australasian organisation for universities engaged or interested in technology enhanced learning and teaching.
Sheila McCarthy (Innovation Projects Manager) currently serves as an Executive Member of the ACODE Executive.
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education is Australasia’s leading networked community fostering research, innovation and evidence-based practice in the effective use of educational technologies for learning and teaching in the tertiary sector.
Dr Chris Campbell (Lecturer, Learning Innovation) is currently a member of the ASCILITE Executive Committee, with portfolios that include special interest groups and communication.
International University sector partnership
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Learning Futures has played a key role in facilitating and supporting Griffith's partnership with the Higher Education Academy. We are currently working to accredit our professional learning offerings with the HEA framework. A pilot program is currently underway and the scheme will be open to eligible staff in the future.
The Griffith Graduate
The Griffith Graduate website contains resources to support Griffith’s Graduate Attributes and the key transferable skills that underpin them. Available resources for academics include videos which may be embedded within your course / program, a PebblePad workbook and more. There are also resources available for students to enhance their understanding and acquisition of important transferable skills.
Virtual Field Trip
A development team from Learning Futures partnered with academics from the Griffith Business School and other institutions to create "virtual field trips" to enable students studying International Tourism and Hotel Management to explore world class hotels from their digital device.
BITHM Program Transformation
In partnership with Learning Futures, the leadership team of the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management program has worked to start a process of transformational change for academic teaching staff and students. Using program level professional learning and leadership development strategies to build staff capacity, the aim is to enhance curriculum and assessment design through a professional learning community.
Reporting Islam is a suite of resources designed to offer reporters, editors and journalism students some basic guidance to the informed coverage of stories about Islam or involving Muslim people.
The GroNATIVE app allow people in South East Queensland to select the best native plants for their gardens, and restore native vegetation. GroNative is produced in partnership with Griffith University, Natura and the Queensland Government.
Grows at Griffith
The Grows at Griffith app allows users to access an attractive, easy-to-use and concise flora of the common vascular plants found on Griffith University campuses and south east Queensland. This project is a collaboration between Learning Futures and Associate Professor Catherine Pickering.