CAFE Toolkit Registration Information

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The CAFÉ toolkit is part of a research project being conducted by Southern Cross University. All participants in the workshop at ACE2016 and in the workshop conducted at SCU are invited to participate in this research project, as are any other academics and developers of learning materials who wish to improve these materials using Cognitive Load Theory.

The aim of this research project is to identify instructional design techniques based on Cognitive Load Theory that are particularly applicable and useful to academics in the delivery of higher education unit materials. This research involves the completion of three surveys – one before using the CAFÉ toolkit, one immediately afterwards, and one 3 months after first using the toolkit. Each survey will take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this research project is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time by letting us know that you no longer wish to participate.  The results of this research may be published in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at conferences, but only group data will be reported. All data will be stored securely on University servers for a period of 7 years and then discarded.

Your continuation to register and complete this survey for the CAFÉ toolkit is implied consent to participation in this research. If you have any queries about the research, please contact

Dr Raina Mason
Southern Cross University
email: raina.mason@scu.edu.au
phone: 07 5589 3194

This research has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Southern Cross University. The approval number is ECN-15-296.

If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of this research or the researchers, the following procedure should occur. Write to the following:

The Ethics Complaints Officer
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480
Email: ethics.lismore@scu.edu.au

All information is confidential and will be handled as soon as possible.

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