About this session

The first part of this talk will summarise outcomes from a set of in-depth interviews with senior leaders from across the Australian university system. Interviews were held with 54 leaders from 39 universities. In almost all cases, the person interviewed was responsible for shaping and implementing the educational, digital or space strategy: DVC(E)s, Chief Information Officers and Directors of Estates. Peter will use an analysis of this data to illustrate some of the issues that make it difficult to get good alignment between education, digital and space strategies.

In the second part of the talk, Peter will outline an ecological approach to understanding some of the complex inter-relationships between educational activities and the digital and physical tools, resources and infrastructure on which those activities depend. This ecological approach has two main elements: (1) a shift of focus from product design to the co-design of services, and from the ‘student as managed customer’ to activity systems; (2) fostering participatory approaches to understanding local learning systems.

Please note: Registrations are essential for this event as a catered lunch will be provided following the session at 12.30pm.


Prof Peter Goodyear

Professor Peter Goodyear

Professor of Education, ARC Laureate Fellow and Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow, The University of Sydney
ITaLI Visiting Fellow 2019

Peter’s research interests include design for learning, networked learning, complex learning spaces, the nature of professional knowledge and professional education. View Peter's profile

Peter will be at UQ from 2–5 December 2019. If you would like to make an appointment with him, please email Jacqui Lynagh.




Learning Innovation Building (17), St Lucia campus