The establishment of the u!magine Digital Learning Laboratory has provided a focus point for the continued investment in innovation within CSU's online learning and teaching. At the institutional level, u!magine has led a number of strategic programs to create a vision for online learning at CSU, while also supporting localised innovation through a series of innovation grants and other key initiatives that help individual staff further their own innovative ideas by exploring new practices, technologies and developing new resources.
The focus on supporting innovation in online learning has been reaffirmed in the newly released Online Learning Innovation and Incubation Strategy, which was launched in July 2017. The strategy outlines a program of work designed to establish a culture of innovation in online learning technologies and teaching practices. Key stakeholders in the strategy include u!magine, online educators, learning designers, learning technologists, researchers, learning and teaching leadership staff and students (both as beneficiaries of innovation and as innovators in their own right).
The following are some key opportunities for those interested in becoming more involved in online learning innovation: