Uni Queensland asks what it has learnt about teaching

There’s a debrief on a teaching year that wasn’t expected

There are presentations on how staff handled on-line teaching and on the 16-course pilot of Inspira digital assessment software. And yes, there is a session for students to tell staff what they got out of it. Perhaps some of them will bring up the use of remote invigilation provider ProctorU, not wildly popular with the student union in first semester (CMM April 20).

Uni Queensland should have been about as well prepared as possible for teaching in plague time – what with it having launched a five-year digital strategy in 2016, (CMM July 20 2016). This included;

* “prioritise on-line delivery of courses within our largest programmes and develop quality on-line resources

* “build our electronic assessment capability …. to provide timely, personalised feedback and analysis on how students are tracking with their learning.

* “invest in teaching innovation staff who support academics with digital delivery tools and content design