Enabling a Modern Curriculum is one of the Council of Australian University Librarians’ four strategic programs for 2020 to 2022.

As the role of education in society is challenged and redefined by changes in the global economy, the new nature of work, and rapid technological advances, enabling a modern curriculum is essential.

A modern curriculum is defined by lifelong learning, student success, digital dexterity, career readiness and new learning paradigms. University libraries are well placed to build national partnerships for innovation and to work with academics to lead the transformation of learning and teaching at their institutions. 

A modern curriculum can be achieved by re-imagining skill development, services, spaces and resources. Innovation can be driven through the development of sustainable, affordable and collective approaches to the provision of learning and information resources and the collective development of learning & information resources with access, equity, affordability, and diversity at their heart. 

By enabling a modern curriculum, CAUL is prioritising the needs of library clients and promoting the success and career readiness of current and future university students and graduates.

The Enabling a Modern Curriculum program will focus on three key areas in 2021-22:

  • Enabling a Modern Curriculum through Open Educational Resources
  • Enabling a Modern Curriculum through Students as Partners
  • CAUL Conference.

Across these three areas, there are five projects, with three projects related to OER. You can read about these projects on the CAUL website.

The program is led by CAUL Board Member and Program Director Fiona Salisbury from La Trobe University, with support from Kate Davis, Director, Strategy & Analytics at CAUL.

This blog is a space for conversation, information sharing and networking, with a focus on how academic libraries enable contemporary teaching and learning. It’s also a key communication channel for the five projects in the Enabling a Modern Curriculum program. You’ll see a mix of posts about the projects and about other topics related to the theme of enabling a modern curriculum.


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