University of Canberra/SAFFIRE

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Background[edit | edit source]

SAFFIRE is an acronym for an AU$12 million project to enhance curriculum reform, recruitment and retention, and student engagement at the University of Canberra (UC), 2013-2014. It is the biggest component of UC’s $25.95 million SAF grant for 2013-14.

  • SAF = Structural Adjustment Fund
  • FIRE = Flexibility, Innovation, Recruitment/Retention and Engagement

The project was officially launched at the SAFFIRE Festival, 18-19 March, 2013 (see graphic illustration below).

To date, no project proposal or plan has been made publically available.

Goals[edit | edit source]

SAFFIRE aims to increase flexibility and choice for UC students. The project has five overarching goals:

  1. Curriculum design
  2. Support and engagement
  3. Technologies and learning environments
  4. Cultural change
  5. Policy and process review

What is SAFFIRE?[edit | edit source]

This is a graphical illustration of Prof. Nicholas Klomp's opening talk at the UC SAFFIRE Festival.

Festival[edit | edit source]

The SAFFIRE Festival, 18-19 March, 2013, University of Canberra, Australia was a festival of flexible innovative teaching and learning, with particular focus on Flexibility and Innovation (curriculum reform), Recruitment (and retention), and student Engagement). More information...

Projects[edit | edit source]

Feel free to list and develop SAFFIRE project ideas here:

  1. Badges
  2. Flexible learning mentors
  3. Cultural competence modules
  4. Life-integrated learning
  5. Mobile hole in the wall
  6. Paperless
  7. Open education
  8. Virtual classrooms
  9. Wikimedia education
  10. Wiki town
  11. Project innovations (University of Canberra)

External links[edit | edit source]