What are the DLT’s? Here are a few answers to common questions about the UOW Digital Learning Thresholds (DLT)
What are they?
The Digital Learning Thresholds are a strategy developed at the University of Wollongong to enhance digital teaching and learning. The DLT strategy was approved by Academic Senate in February 2014, and outlines expectations for digital learning across a range of online learning elements (e.g. Communication and Assessment). To find more about these elements please download the printable DLT definitions document online http://www.uow.edu.au/dvce/ltc/dlt/index.html
Why were they developed?
The Digital Learning Thresholds strategy was developed to enhance the learning experience of students through the incorporation of minimum expectations and good practices in digital learning. The DLT strategy supports that all students will have access to digital learning, and that both students and staff will have clear expectations about digital learning.
What do they mean for me?
The DLT strategy supports and guides staff in improving current practice and developing skills in the digital environment. A subject development tool is available to help you self-review and assess to what degree your online subject/s meet DLT guidelines.
This tool can be accessed at https://cedirsd.uow.edu.au/dlt/login
What do they mean for my students?
The DLT strategy promotes access for all students to digital learning that is underpinned by good practice.
Where can I find out more?
The following list of links will guide you to where you can find out more the DLT strategy:
The DLT Website
All DLT information and resources can be accessed from the DLT website http://www.uow.edu.au/dvce/ltc/dlt/index.html
For a more comprehensive understanding of each DLT element, a list of definitions can be accessed at http://www.uow.edu.au/dvce/ltc/dlt/index.html
Training and Support
For training and support contact a member of the Educational Design team. Contact details and information regarding upcoming workshops and training sessions can be found on the DLT website at: http://www.uow.edu.au/dvce/ltc/educationaldesign/index.html
For an outline of the implementation of DLT phases and reference to ways in which to meet specific DLT guidelines, a guide document can be accessed from: http://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@dvce/@ltc/documents/doc/uow182208.pdf
For examples of the ways in which academics have been able to incorporate each element of the DLT strategy in their online courses visit: http://www.uow.edu.au/dvce/ltc/dlt/exemplars/index.html (Online video case studies coming soon)
Subject Development Tool
To review your online courses in light of the DLT strategy guidelines, a subject development tool for each of your sites can be accessed at: https://cedirsd.uow.edu.au/dlt/login
If you have additional questions or wish to book a consultation to further discuss any ideas about the DLT or concerns please contact your the Educational Designer attached to your Faculty www.uow.edu.au/dvce/ltc/educationaldesign