You may want to:

  • Use an external tool in a way that provides opportunity for new practices in learning and teaching OR
  • Use existing ACU tools in unique and novel ways that enhance learning and teaching.

At ACU, we support innovation in TEL. On this page we have outlined important questions to ask yourself when you are planning to implement new ideas or practices to create enhanced learning and teaching.

A helping hand for your innovation project

So you have an idea for innovating in learning and teaching using technology?

Consider these three questions to get started:

What learning and teaching need do you have that you think will be supported by technology?

Why do you want to use it? What are your pedagogical aims? What problem are you seeking to address?

How will learning and teaching in your unit be enhanced by using the technology you have in mind?

Is there a comparable LEO tool that will achieve your aim?

Explore the LEO guides or the LEO tool selector.

What type of support do you need?

Low support requirement

I'd like to be directed to guides for existing tools

Moderate support requirement

I'd like to discuss my ideas with someone

Extended support requirement

My innovation will need faculty, financial or people support, and/or may affect existing infrastructure

Who are the ACU inTEL Advisory Group?

The inTEL (innovation in technology enhanced learning) Advisory Group is a group of academics and representatives from across the faculties and organisational groups that provide guidance and support for technology enhanced learning (TEL) innovation initiatives at ACU.

inTEL comprises of:

Department, faculty or directorate


Faculty of Law and Business


Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Dr Ian Elmer

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr Steve Guinea, Ms Laurine Hurley, Dr Matt Sweeney

Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Mark Lyall, Dr Miriam Tanti

Library representative

Ms Kerry Bedford

IT representative

Ms Louren David

Student representative

TBA - recent representative just graduated.

Marketing & External relations representative

Mr Luke Williams

Director, Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC)

Professor Meg Stuart

Manager, eLearning or nominee

Dr Veronica Hendriks

LTC staff as required

Ms Melissa Collins, Mr James Nicholson

Contact list updated February 2019.

ACU templates for inTEL proposals

Consider the points in the So you want to innovate using a non-LEO technology tool? guide

Consider the three inTEL pre-questions

Complete the inTEL proposal form

The inTEL process flow will guide you through the process of submitting a proposal.

The inTEL Advisory Group welcome feedback. If you have feedback about the inTEL process or templates please contact one of the inTEL Advisory Group's LTC representatives.

Additional resources that may be of interest

The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation developed by Western University, Canada, offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners' needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context. There is also an accompanying article, in Educause explaining its development.

The inTEL Advisory Group Terms of Reference provide an overview of the purpose, membership and governance of inTEL.

Additional LTC questions - these are technical and policy aspects the LTC consider when reviewing a proposed technology (considered in tandem with the information provided on proposal form). This is not a checklist that academics need to complete, and is shared for background only.


Organisations and reports

ASCILITE is a professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education. It is a globally recognised and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. They seek to shape the future of tertiary education, particularly through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education.

The NMC Horizon Report is a global ongoing research initiative that explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Founded in 2002, it uniquely provides a cross-sector view of disruptors in higher education and other educational related insitutions.


  • Computers & Education
  • British Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal of Educational Technology & Society
  • The Internet and Higher Education
  • The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
  • Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
  • Educational Technology Research and Development
  • International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge
  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET)
  • Distance Education

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