Two obstacles to the increased uptake of online delivery of learning material in universities are:
- the heavy investment by academic staff in their existing lecture material and an understandable reluctance to redevelop this from the ground up for online delivery,
- a lack of understanding by academic staff about how to actually migrate their content online easily and in an engaging way.
Over the last two years, whilst working at La Trobe University’s Division of Nursing and Midwifery, we developed a strategy that would enable academic staff to leverage their existing lecture materials in such a way as to allow them to move into flexible, online delivery relatively easily. I have called it a strategy; it is actually such a simple approach that it barely deserves the term strategy.