133 paper

Analysing teaching design repositories

Danyu Zhang, Rafael Calvo, Nicholas Carroll, John Currie
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
The University of Sydney

We describe a software application that supports teaching, research and administration by integrating a teaching design repository with a statistical reporting tool. In this paper we describe a quantitative approach that supports institutional collaboration and the assurance and improvement of quality teaching. The tool analyses key features in unit of study outlines and synthesises the information. Most data are collected from internal administrative processes within the faculty. The prototype system is designed to present various kinds of information from the different points of view of students, academic staff and academic managers who have access to information produced by the reporting tool.

Keywords: quality teaching, reporting tool, statistical analysis