Holmesglen Institute is a recognised leader in applied research and innovation across the TAFE sector. Established in 2016, the Holmesglen Centre for Applied Research and Innovation acts as an important driver of Holmesglen’s relationships with industry and the community. The centre provides a supportive environment for Holmesglen’s researchers and is an important complement to its teaching and learning program.
Holmesglen’s partnership with Healthscope has provided its Faculty of Health Sciences, Youth and Community Studies with the opportunity to enhance its program of applied research across the faculty, leading to the continuing improvement of its teaching programs in health sciences and better patient outcomes.
Key research undertaken by the centre includes the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project.
The project has evaluated the development, implementation and outcomes of a COIL program in nursing education established between Holmesglen Institute and Northwestern Polytechnic (formerly Grande Prairie Regional College) Alberta, Canada.
The COIL program has created multiple online environments that have facilitated collaboration, the sharing of resources, and the development and implementation of novel educational and academic experiences for learners and faculty.