Technology enhanced learning and teaching
Information and communication technology (ICT) provides academics with an opportunity to create rich learning environments for their students.
A technology enhanced course may include elements such as simulations, interactive diagrams, images, video and audio materials, interactive quizzes and crosswords, PowerPoint lectures with audio. Major concepts within course material may now be presented in a variety of modes, for example, in both a visual and aural form. Students who engage with such materials demonstrate improved learning performance.
Information on how USQ can assist you in incorporating audio-visual learning and teaching materials is available from media services. Faculty-based support is also available and your LTS representative can help with pedagogical information on new technologies.
Educational technology resources
The educational technology matrix (PDF* 82.5kb) provides an overview of all the educational technologies that are currently available for USQ staff to use. It also provides direct links to instructions on how to use them.
Guide to Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching: this guide (PDF*233kb) provides information on how to increase student engagement with technologies available in USQ.
Wimba classroom: USQ uses Wimba Classroom to provide a global online conferencing system to enable lecturer run tutorials and lectures and also allow student to organise their own study groups. Wimba Classroom allows text, audio and video chat, supported by a shared whiteboard, screen sharing and multiple private breakout rooms.
- Participants can attend via any internet connected computer and people can also use the phone simulcast (for the price of a local call anywhere in Australia and there are access points in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand) if their internet connection is not fast enough to support voice.
- In addition to teaching and learning, Wimba classroom is also increasingly being used to support other aspects of the work of the university. Regular Wimba Classroom orientation and training sessions are available to academic and professional staff and these can be accessed through the Professional Development site.
- Students and staff can also book into regular (2 or 3 times per week) student-run 45 minute orientation and training sessions via Wimba Orientation Session courses.
Faculty-based Technology Support Contact List - the contact list (PDF*315kb) refers to the faculty-based staff who provide hands-on support to academic staff, e.g. 'Super-users' and/or for specific tools, e.g. Camtasia Relay mentors and Moodle mentors.
EASE, Moodle Assignment Submission and Turnitin - information about electronic assignment tools
The LTSU technology advocate (PDF* 205kb)
A series of examples of USQ staff using technology in innovative ways
If you have any queries, contact a LTSU representative.
* This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe .