The Adapt project was conceived from the recognition that while many scholars teach aspects of adaptation studies, they are dispersed among a number of disciplines and may have no contact with each other, or be aware of each others’ work, even when they are in the same institution.

It was developed in the hope that by providing a repository where individuals might share teaching materials and browse other people’s work, a community of adaptation studies scholars would recognize themselves and develop their teaching and scholarship further as a result of sharing, adapting and commenting on each other’s teaching materials. Open Education Resources projects are still relatively rare in Australian higher education, but this project benefits from links with other initiatives in Australia and beyond.  It will enable further developments in other subjects or broader academic clusters, by making available its repository toolkit and by increasing awareness of the values of OER through the community it fosters.

The project is a partnership led by Professor Imelda Whelehan from the University of Tasmania. Project partners include Professor David Sadler from the University of Tasmania, Dr Lisa Fletcher from the University of Tasmania, Dr Hila Shachar from the University of Western Australia, Associate Professor Frances Bonner from the University of Queensland, Associate Professor Jason Jacobs from the University of Queensland, and Dr Christopher Worth from Monash University.

If you'd like to know more about the project you can read our blog, follow us on Twitter, or Like us on Facebook. You are also encouraged to make contact by Email if you'd like to know anything more specific about the project.

Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Policy and Legal

The Adapt Repository operates under the University of Tasmania Privacy Policy. Information is collected only for the purpose of creating user accounts and is not distributed to third parties.

The Adapt Repository Take Down Policy (75kb pdf) describes the process of making a complaint regarding copyright or other legal complaint.

The Adapt Repository Deposit Licence and Terms of Use (128kb PDF) is the legal document which describes the relationship between registered users and the repository.