[LINK] Teaching and Learning at University of Queensland has a new green hi-tech building

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Nov 2 08:40:34 AEDT 2012

On 31/10/12 16:32, Jim Birch wrote:
> On 31 October 2012 15:22, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au>wrote:
>> Greetings from University of Queensland, where it apparently is
>> "Teaching and Learning Week".
> It's good to see that they still do some teaching and learning at uni, even
> if it's only for one week a year...

That was my first thought when I saw the banner at UQ. But more 
seriously, I was impressed with UQ's investment in a large modern 
hi-tech building (in place of the demountable they used to have and 
which some universities still dump their education staff in).

What was most impressive was that the education technology and delivery 
units are now all co-located in the one building (the directors of the 
units where having a joint meeting while I was there). At some 
universities the people who do the e-learning technology are isolated 
from those who teach teaching and those who organise short professional 

But even so the effort being put in at universities on educating 
educators in generally and in using new technology is not sufficient. 
The result will be the loss of most international and domestic 
university students to off-shore online educational institutions.

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