DFT Functional Areas


DFT Functional Areas

Learning Science

  • Apply principles of learning design and cognitive science to course design processes to increase student motivation, while minimising inconsistencies;
  • Work in tandem with curriculum experts to maximise the potential of courses and units to attract and engage students;
  • Utilise learning analytics and other student experience indicators to understand and predict learner behaviour;
  • Design learning activities that promote deep learning, retention of knowledge and assimilation of critical skills for employability and workplace success.

Educational Technology

  • Design or repurpose web elements, mobile applications and related technologies that are accessible, scalable and promote engaged learning;
  • Work with vendor partners and liaise with internal (University) stakeholders to create and innovate the learning experience while ensuring ease of use and design consistency;
  • Lead with design-thinking principles to maximise the effectiveness and to accentuate motivators within the Learning Management System and in other University-hosted platforms.

Rich Media

  • Oversee and support the capabilities of each academic unit to develop multimedia based on best practice, accessibility and industry standards;
  • Design or repurpose interactive learning elements that are accessible, scalable and promote engaged learning;
  • Work with other University divisions to ensure development, hosting and storage of media assets is well organised and understandable to the wider community;
  • Develop the Digital Futures action plan for emergent, rich technologies including 3D, Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Learning and User Experience

  • Design inspiring experiences and web interfaces with learner experience and user experience at the forefront;
  • Leverage analytics to inform assessment designs;
  • Support the design and development of new tech-enabled learning spaces and
    support the academic staff to teach in, or, where needed, transition to, the new environments;
  • Lead quality assurance in online course design (QM).

Digital Consultants

  • Primary liaison between DFT and Schools for technology enabled learning projects and initiatives;
  • Work collaboratively with school staff (Deputy Deans, School Managers, DAPs) to identify opportunities, analyse and scope requirements for advancing technology enabled learning practices and environments;
  • Present potential projects and initiatives to the DFT senior leadership team;
  • Oversee, track and report on a portfolio of projects and initiatives;
  • Provide e-learning support via dedicated e-Learning Administration Officers.