Panel discussion: Where to next? Post-pandemic student learning at UQ

With vaccinations now rolling out, there is hope for light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. Questions are beginning to be asked about what happens now. Some commentators are arguing that the traditional model of university education has become extinct, or, at least, is an endangered species. Others suggest that there will be a return to the lectures, tutorials and labs of the past. There is a discussion of hybrid, fully flexible, and shorter form offerings.

In this Blended and Active Learning Innovation Community of Practice session, a panel of experts in different roles at UQ will discuss what, if anything, will change as a result of our experiences during the pandemic. The panel is:

  • Belinda Benes, Program Delivery Manager, Digital Learning Uplift, ITaLI
  • Dr Alex Bevan, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, School of Communication & Arts
  • Katie Martell, Learning Designer, Health and Behavioural Sciences Faculty
  • Dr Hassan Khosravi; Senior Lecturer in Learning Analytics, ITaLI

The session will be chaired by BALI CoP Coordinator A/Prof Jason Lodge, School of Education and ITaLI.

About Blended and Active Learning Innovation Community of Practice (BALI CoP)

The Blended and Active Learning Innovation Community of Practice (BALI CoP) intends to raise awareness and provide practical guidance for academics and learning designers.

It enables participants to:

  • learn from their peers across UQ through a showcase of blended and active teaching and learning practices,
  • be part of the discussion about how to implement blended and active learning on campus,
  • meet colleagues with a similar interest in teaching and learning.


Learning Innovation Building (17), St Lucia campus