Responsibilities Rights and Respect Online (RRR Online)
RRR Online is a web-based, interactive program aimed at educating university students about aspects of harassment and discrimination. RRR Online uses a suite of scenarios to explore the rights and responsibilities of students in different contexts, typical of experiences students may have.
At the commencement of the project, research showed that training for higher education students about discrimination and harassment was virtually non-existent in Australia other than through brochures or information on web sites. We believe that this product is unique and in the trial process proved it to be effective.
The program, RRR Online was developed at the University of Wollongong and launched in Diversity Week 2009 by Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner. Graeme Innes said “discrimination is preventable” and it is through education that this is most successful.
The University Education Committee in 2009 voted that RRR Online be made compulsory for incoming students at the University of Wollongong from 2010.
Seven scenarios, developed in consultation with a representative group of staff and students are fairly typical of situations which could occur at any university. Engaging titles to the scenarios are designed to entice students to look at each of the scenarios. The issues of discrimination and harassment emerge as the scenario is played out.
- 'I want my say' – Global issues and responsible behaviour in tutorials.
- 'Getting your act together' – Discrimination in group work situations.
- 'At the bar' – Racial harassment and alcohol.
- 'Space invaders' – Homophobia - personal space violation at University residences.
- 'All alone' – Exclusion and inclusion in tutorials and lectures, perceptions of a person’s sexuality.
- 'Behind closed doors' – Student / supervisor inappropriate relationships at university.
- 'Invisible' – Mental Illness and disability.
Students then reflect on the scenario and answer questions in relation to their rights and responsibilities. Instant feedback to their responses serves to reinforce the messages being delivered to them.
The program has been designed to allow students to log in with a password and have their completion tracked in a database.
Purchasing RRR Online
RRR Online is available for purchase by other institutions at the cost of $10,000. A trial of the product can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Customisation of the program is simple and is the responsibility of the purchasing institution using the instructions provided. The program is delivered in a format that can be:
- Printed to CD and distributed to each student
- Made available freely to staff and students on the institution web site
- Made available on the institutions Intranet as a compulsory requirement. The program has tracking functionality which will require linking to the institutions student record system
A brief system requirements document can be downloaded for initial assessment.
We will require the purchasing institution to sign a Licence Agreement. A draft copy can be downloaded for consultation with your institution.