A Review of Dissemination Strategies used by Projects Funded by the ALTC Grants Scheme
Report Publication Date: 2011
Primary Project Leader
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
Source: Priority Projects
This investigation uses an illuminative evaluation strategy to identify how effective ?in practice? project dissemination strategies are in embedding and consolidating outcomes from ALTC-funded grant projects. It also proposes professional development and resources for future grant applicants and support staff. All funded projects completed between January 2006 and December 2009 will be subject to scrutiny. Through a data mapping exercise, and in-depth study of a sample of projects, planned strategies evident in initial proposals are compared to the strategies actually used to diffuse and implement outcomes. This investigation will confirm whether the ALTC Dissemination Framework is achieving the desired outcomes and would determine necessary refinements to the Framework in response to changing needs of the sector. Findings will further expand on the key set of effective dissemination strategies. Using an engaged dissemination strategy, this investigation will assist future grants applicants to employ effective dissemination strategies informed by a strong evidence base.