What is CEIT?
The Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT) does research on learning environments and digital tools that have the potential to transform & innovate teaching, learning and creativity.
What is the Mission of CEIT?
The CEIT mission is to explore and develop new technologies and collaborative environments that have the potential to transform learning and research. Specifically, CEIT:
- researches, develops, disseminates and advances educational innovation through the strategic use of space and technology for learning & research collaboration.
- fosters a community of scholarship with technology innovators, and researchers within UQ, across Australasia and around the world; catalyzes student inquiry through inclusion of students as full partners in the innovation cycle, including supporting student participation in technology development at other institutions; and coordinates the outreach and communication of the educational innovations through technology coming out of UQ to the rest of the Australian and world community
Our Approach (what we care about):
CEIT approaches the works of research and scholarship around educational innovation and technology by placing priority around supporting the individuals who are engaged in this endeavor. Everyone associated with CEIT is committed to excellence in the discovery or adaptation of technology innovations for learning and research practice. The intent is to focus on solving truly big problems facing Australia and the world.
A good colleague has a phrase which, with his permission, I have adopted for CEIT. “Some people have opinions about how technology effects learning, we have data.” And that’s our goal – speak with data.
Respecting each other:
CEIT is built around its people: their commitment and enthusiasm must be nurtured, resourced, and honoured. We seek an environment thal supports incandescent involvement, respectful of the whole person and supportive of the mind, body and spirit of those who have chosen to gather together in the pursuit of educational innovation and technology.
The Center favors approaches that mirror the process of scientific discovery, in particular the emphasis on open collaboration and use of open educational resources so that the work can be more easily replicated and disseminated to others. Open inquiry, implementing sharable, transparent and replicable methodologies that build a scholarly foundation rests on open source code to support open sharing.