Swinburne’s Learning and Teaching Approaches Recognized by Adobe Innovation Grants
Nineteen projects developed by Swinburne staff that support new approaches to learning and teaching have been funded through Adobe Round 2 2022 Innovation Grants.
As part of Swinburne’s Adobe Creative Campus partnership, the projects represent a diverse range of educational approaches and collaborations dedicated to improving our students’ digital literacy. Swinburne is proud to be the first university in Australia to be an Adobe Creative Campus.
This series of grants has an additional category to support digital literacy and/or hyflex (hybrid and flexible) learning for international students, made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through the Study Melbourne International Education Resilience Fund.
Winning initiatives include the use of volumetric virtual performance capture technology by National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)creating accessible robotics through digital and physical prototyping, as well as the decolonization and indigenization of the program, led by the Moondani Toombadool Center in Swinburne.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education, Experience and Employability), Professor Sarah Maddison recognized the diversity and quality of the innovative approaches that won grants.
“These Innovation Fellowships, funded by Adobe, support scholars who are leading digital transformation in their teaching practice. We are truly delighted that this cycle includes an additional category funded by the Victorian Government’s International Education Resilience Fund, which is facilitated by Study Melbourne. This will support digital literacy and hyflex learning for our international students who are still abroad due to the continued impacts of COVID-19,” says Professor Maddison.
“Congratulations to everyone involved, this has been a very competitive and impressive grant round, with 19 projects involving 38 teachers supported. It’s great to see so many of our staff experimenting and innovating with digital literacies in their teaching. , because it is such an essential skill in the 21st century for our graduates.
The winners of the Swinburne Adobe Innovation Grants are:
Winners receive prizes of $2,000 for individuals, $5,000 for cross-unit teams, Adobe Stock stipends, and are supported over a 5-month period by the Adobe Innovation Grant program to develop an innovative program and be part of of a global network integrating digital literacy into education. Recipients are also supported by the Learning Transformation Unit to communicate their results in new formats to a global audience of education innovators via posting to the Adobe Education Exchange page curated by Swinburne which has more than one million users worldwide.