CALDMR online learning

Published by on the 3 November 2020

Members are invited to participate in a National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)-funded research study, titled COVID-19 Online Learning Landscapes and CALDMR students: Opportunities and Challenges.

The Refugee Education Special Interest Group (RESIG) is conducting a project to examine the effects of remote learning environments induced by the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the capacity of universities to offer equitable teaching and learning services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Refugee and/or Migrant (CALDMR) populations. This study intends to address the challenges and opportunities of (enforced) remote learning for CALDMR students and their teachers and other university support staff through a qualitative, mixed-methods study underpinned by the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry.

The research study is looking recruit people who meet the following criteria:

  • A staff member of a higher education Australian institution who has a specific role as an educational developer whose focused responsibilities include a combination of any of the following:
    • program and course design, implementation and evaluation in consultation with teaching staff (who, in turn, will be responsible for the delivery (e.g. curriculum, educational technologies and complementary resource development elements)
    • development and implementation of professional development and/or training for teaching and other staff on aspects of learning and teaching
    • input into quality of learning and teaching to align with standards
    • input into policy advice, development and implementation
    • SOTL scholarship activities

Participants will be asked to complete the following research activities if they agree to participate:

  • You may also be interested in participating in a follow-up interview that will take approximately 45 minutes to complete

All data collected will be anonymised so neither you nor your institution will be identifiable.

A full description of all research activities, including any risks, harms or discomforts that you may experience while participating in this research is included in this Participant Information Statement and Consent Form.

 If you have questions about the research and would like to receive further information or express interest in participating, please contact :Dr Sally Baker, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of New South Wales,