Broad grants aim to close key learning gaps
The Federal Education Department has put up $5 million in grants for a series of important projects.
The funding package will cover 22 grants and 13 fellowships, all aimed at developing new ways of learning and teaching in higher education.
Programmes include an effort to ensure that Indigenous Health schemes better help the Australians they target.
Funds will be used to develop online material to help agricultural students learn mathematics through real world examples.
They will also be used to set up a project to examine copyright issues faced by Australia's higher education sector, as it develops better online courses.
The government support will come under the 2014 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) programme.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne says the OLT programme shows the Government’s commitment to developing the best university teachers.
“We have committed $3.1 million towards 22 grants that will help Australia’s leading academics create the world’s best teaching and learning environment,” he said in a statement.
“We are also committing $1.8 million to 13 fellowships to help our leading academics continue to be the best in their respective fields.
“This Government is committed to ensuring we have a world-class higher education system that is the envy of our neighbours in the region and around the world.”
A full list of 2014 OLT grants and fellowship recipients is available at the official site.