In 2015, ITaLI and faculties worked together to plan and implement 13 collaborative projects, with the involvement of around 80 University staff.

ITaLI staff provided technical expertise and support across the areas of curriculum design and development; evaluation and data analysis; online pedagogies; assessment; professional learning and project management.

Blended Learning

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)

Project team

This project involved the design and delivery of educational content using a mix of digital, online and conventional teaching and learning resources to engage first year accounting students in collaborative tutorials. It also sought to facilitate students' participation in UQ’s Virtual Business Environment; and expose them to active learning approaches as a precursor to a future Flipped Classroom model.

Civil Dispute Resolution Course

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)

Project team

  • Professor Sarah Derrington, Head of School, TC Beirne School of Law
  • Jacqui Lynagh, Learning Designer, TC Beirne School of Law
  • Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law
  • Dr Deanne Gannaway, Lecturer – Higher Education, ITaLI

This project saw the design of a law capstone course, which required students to draw on and assimilate knowledge acquired in the earlier years of the program, and contextualise and apply that knowledge in a simulated experiential environment.

Undergraduate Research Model

(A pedagogical model for the teaching and learning of undergraduate research, through research, in an interdisciplinary environment)

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)

Project team

The examination of a teaching model developed to teach undergraduate research using the student as a scholar approach in an interdisciplinary environment was the focus of this project.

Academic Program Review of Computer Science Programs

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology (EAIT)

Project team

  • Associate Professor Peter Sutton, Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
  • Professor Jadwiga Indulska, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
  • Karen Kinnear, Senior Administrative Officer – Coursework Studies, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
  • Le Hoa Phan, Evaluation Manager, ITaLI

This project saw the provision of evaluation services and advice to contribute to the Academic Program Review of the Master of Computer Science postgraduate coursework programs.

The Cloudroom

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology (EAIT)

Project team

This project focused on the development of a model in the School of Civil Engineering that blended online resources with class student-directed blended learning, for use in large standard lecture theatres.

eLIPSE

(Development of a Centre for eLearning Innovative Partnerships in Science and Engineering)

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology (EAIT)

Project team

The development of EAIT and Faculty of Science’s Centre for eLearning Innovative Partnerships in Science and Engineering (eLIPSE) was the focus of this project. The centre aimed to provide support to academics and staff to continually enhance and refine pedagogical practice supported by technology.

Common Course

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS)

Project team

This project sought to create a first year common course for health and behavioural science students that focused on the fundamental knowledge, skills and attributes required of a contemporary health professional upon graduation.

Interprofessional Education

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS)

Project team

  • Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson, Associate Dean (Academic)
  • Dr Bernadette Watson, School of Psychology
  • Dr Anne Gilmore, Academic Policy and Development Consultant, HaBS
  • Jemima Spathis, Project Officer, HaBS
  • Dr Emma Bartle, Lecturer – Higher Education, ITaLI

This project focused on the development of an interprofessional education activity in which all final year HaBS students would participate, covering issues such as teamwork, roles and responsibilities, communication, learning/reflection, the patient, ethics and attitudes.

Peer Mentoring Scheme

(Scoping a Peer Mentor Program for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Project team

This project explored models for face-to-face peer mentoring schemes that provide quality academic support and encourage students to complete their studies.

Enhancing the Employability of HASS Students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Project team

  • Associate Professor Julie Duck, Associate Dean (Academic), HASS
  • Associate Professor Karen Moni, School of Education
  • Dr Neil Pembroke, Associate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
  • Inge Matt, Educational Designer – Strategic Projects
  • Andrea Reid, Coordinator, UQ Employability Strategic Project
  • Anna Richards, Project Officer, UQ Employability Strategic Project

This project saw the provision of opportunities to discuss the concept of employability with academic staff in order to raise HASS staff members’ awareness of how to improve students’ employability through curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices.

Development of a Teaching-Focused Staff Network

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Project team

A systematic network for HASS teaching-focused staff to extend their knowledge and practice in teaching and learning research was created for this project.

Health and Medical Sciences Undergraduate Program

Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (M+BS)

Project team

This project involved the provision of program-level planning and research support for a new integrated, pre-clinical undergraduate program.

Assessment Standards

(Development of an Assessment Framework for Applied Science Programs)

Faculty of Science

Project team

An assessment framework across four new named degrees at Gatton was developed for this project, along with support to academic staff to streamline and enhance assessment practices in line with this framework.