u!magine was established to drive innovation in online learning and teaching at Charles Sturt University. Starting with the Destination 2020 project that outlined the vision for CSU’s future direction, uImagine has helped to shape and drive innovation. The Online Learning Model was then developed to address one of the key concerns and indicators of quality online learning – engagement. The pilots and scale upfollowed and helped develop a range of strategies that could be implemented across courses across the university. These were collected in the Online Learning Exchange which has been used as a key tool for professional development, learning design and to showcase innovative practices at the university.
To encourage innovation at the grass-roots level a range of academic led projects were funded as part of a grants program.
The team has also hosted a range of events to stimulate new ideas and introduce new practices to staff.