The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) provides leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics and aims to transform and innovate teaching, learning and creativity.

ITaLI is headed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) [PVC (T&L)] and is loosely organised around two themes. The first is teaching excellence and includes digital learning. The second is Analytics and includes UQx. However, the unit operates on a project basis drawing on the expertise of staff across all these areas as required.

ITaLI is designed to respond to projects prioritised by a governance structure that connects School and Faculty teaching and learning needs with institutional strategic priorities.

Teaching Excellence

ITaLI provides practical support to faculties and schools to achieve and celebrate teaching excellence.

ITaLI undertakes strategic activities to:

  • collaborate with UQ teachers to identify and share best teaching practices
  • provide professional learning experiences for schools and faculty teachers
  • develop and support university quality assurances processes
  • empower teachers to use technology to enhance learning within their courses and programs
  • assist UQ staff applying for fellowships, awards and grants and undertaking educational research
  • deliver policy analysis and strategic advice for teaching and learning in higher education

Innovation and Analytics

ITaLI collects and interprets data about teaching practices and emerging technologies to enhance learning and teaching practices and anticipate future impacts and opportunities for the University of Queensland.

ITaLI is designed to respond to projects prioritised by a governance structure that connects School and Faculty teaching and learning needs with institutional strategic priorities.

ITaLI undertakes strategic activities to:

  • anticipate the learning impact of emerging technologies at UQ
  • collaborate with teachers to pilot new pedagogical practices
  • provide teacher and course evaluation services 
  • collate and analyse student data for institutional reporting, Academic Program Review (APR) and Curriculum and Teaching Quality Appraisal (CTQA)
  • facilitate the collection, analysis, visualisation and interpretation of learning data to improve learning and teaching practice 

Evidence of teaching and learning effectiveness is a key driver for ITaLI priorities. The emphasis on learning analytics will enable us to capture, mine, evaluate and ultimately determine more effective learning and teaching practices to improve student outcomes.

View the 2015 ITaLI Annual Review