About the Lab

  • How do universities and colleges respond to rapid and complex advances in media technologies and the accompanying transition to online pedagogies?
  • How do tertiary institutions assist students in developing study, writing and research skills appropriate to learning online?
  • In what ways does the digital environment enable deeper links between universities and the broader community?

Originally created to support AU’s students and faculty, e-lab’s open access policy makes most of its content and services available to the wider digital community.  The e-lab boasts a growing collection of on-line applications, tools and resources that serve to enhance online learning and contextualize theories, concepts and critical approaches.  Within this site, students are presented with opportunities to experiment with concepts and information in an interactive environment.  Characterized by applications that allow staff and students to display their own work and experience the work of others, the e-lab offers opportunities for collaboration, convergence, and connection.

The Showcase space offers ways to exhibit individual and group work.

E-portfolios serve students and alumni in course work and career development; the University in its Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) activities; faculty in course development and revision, as well as in their own research careers; and members of partnering professional associations for their professional development and certification requirements.

The Virtual Tool Cupboard assists students and staff to expand their knowledge of and facility with a wide range of open access tools for compilation, representation and analysis.

Online workshops and web-conferencing facilitate the improvement of individual study and research skills; peer review opportunities; informal as well as formal study and collaboration.

Research Projects highlight themes appropriate to e-learning: students can develop their own research projects, participate in on-going projects specific to courses or programs; or participate in projects mounted by academic staff and/or partnering organizations.

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