Plotting a bright future
Associate Professor Michael Sankey
Director, Learning Environments and Media
Member ACODE Executive
The ACODE Benchmarks
Original 8 ACODE Benchmarks
1. Institution policy and governance for technology
supported learning and teaching
2. Planning for, and quality improvement of the
integration of technologies for learning and teaching
3. Information technology infrastructure to support
learning and teaching
4. Pedagogical application of information and
5. Professional/staff development for the effective use of
technologies for learning and teaching
6. Staff support for the use of technologies for learning
7. Student training for the effective use of technologies for
8. Student support for the use of technologies for learning
Other tools to line up your ducks
E-Learning Maturity Model (eMM)
Quality Matters Framework (QM) & Sloan 5 Pillars
Standards for Online Education
Quality Management of Online Learning
E-xcellence, EADTU – building of an eLearning
The Pick and Mix Model
HEA eLearning Benchmarks URL
Merging of a few of the Performance Indicators
Addition of a couple of new ones.
One around on how institutions are dealing with
new and emerging technologies. How they plan and
fund them, an innovation pipeline.
One around how institutions are managing their
relationships with external providers of core
systems and services.
One around BYOD and service expectations.
One around institutions adopting an e-learning
framework or standards, at a course level, so as to
meet reporting obligations to national quality
The beauty of the beast
The new Benchmarks shift the emphasis to
technology enhanced learning, rather than it being
The beautify of benchmarking is not in which tool
or set of standards are used, it's about the
dialogue that emerges and the sharing of practice
that is the real winner for all concerned.
It opens the door for further collaboration.
It serves as a mechanism to facilitate discussion
at senior leadership level.
Yes you could use any tool, but we already have a
well-established community of practice in ACODE –
so we go with our strengths
Universities benchmarking their capacity in
technology enhanced learning.
1-3 June 2014
Hosted by Macquarie University – Sydney –
Two day intensive where universities have self-
assessed their capacity in technology enhanced
learning, using the New ACODE Benchmarks, and
are then willing to share their practice and learn