Actively learning about on-line at Uni Queensland

The university announces $1m in teaching and learning grants for projects

There’s an emphasis on on-line assessment, digital tools content, as well as active learning in on-line and blended environments. Plus, one that may matter most in management, “expand the adoption and outcomes of existing blended and online tools, innovations or initiatives across different disciplines or contexts.”

Suitable subjects for study indeed, given the importance of engaging staff who do the developing of new digital product, sorry, teaching content.

Jasmine HuangKelly Matthews and Jason Lodge (all Uni Queensland) make this clear in a study of staff experience when management of an unnamed Australian university rolled out 16 large-enrolment blended-learning courses in 2019. Staff involved, “perceived institutional drivers for blending to be misaligned towards indiscriminately translating all courses, necessary or not, to an online format akin to a polished massive open online course product” the authors report (CMM May 28).