online learning

Why it’s a nightmare to use Zoom to get moving

By Vaughan Cruickshank, Shane Pill and Casey Mainsbridge

Schools around Australia were forced into online delivery of physical education (PE) in Term 2, 2020, due to measures taken to suppress and restrict the spread of Covid-19. We looked at what really happened in classrooms. The results show us exactly how marginalised PE became. What we found in our research, ‘Just do some physical

How to really engage students online

By Ameena Payne and Alison Torn

From engaging on social media to attending virtual conferences, across the globe, academia has experienced how digital spaces

Online learning will never be a substitute for face-to-face

By Andrew Norton

In 2020 higher education student satisfaction with their ‘entire educational experience’ hit its lowest point since Australia’s national survey of current students began in 2011. But the detailed survey results, which cover many aspects of student life, paint a mixed picture. Despite an unexpected shift to online learning due to COVID-19 restrictions, satisfaction with many

Why practical content really matters for assessment in online learning

By Melissa Fanshawe and Katie Burke

Meet Melissa Fanshawe and Katie Burke, two senior lecturers from the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. These two first met in a Zoom workshop in which they were both presenting on online pedagogy.  Hearing about each other’s ideas, they instantly wanted to work together. Here’s what happened next. Melissa: We teach

How teaching online during COVID-19 lockdown made me think deeply about how physical presence matters

By Penny Vlies

There’s a general feeling among teachers of pride and relief that we got through the recent few months when were teaching online. And at the moment, all of us are feeling for our school teacher colleagues in Melbourne who face returning to the challenges of teaching remotely again in just a week with their city

New evidence: Stark inequity of online access for rural and remote students

By Cathy Stone and Monica Davis

It’s long been known that those in regional and remote areas of Australia do not have access to

Ten ways to improve online learning for students

By Cathy Stone

Online learning has become a well-recognised part of the broader landscape of higher education. It is also proving