COVID-19 Online Learning Mobilisation Resources

We have produced a number of resources to help you move course components and exams online, along with tips for how to teach with Zoom and create engaging videos.

Tip Sheets

 FAQs about online exams at USQ 



Moving WIL and placements online Using online discussion forums 5 online things

academic promotions beyond COVID How USQ Actioned Covid Online Learning


Webinar - An online engagement framework to support 'Pivoting to online teaching during crisis'

The shift to online learning has been galvanised globally and unexpectedly by COVID19.  While assumed to be a straightforward process, the reality is that this shift challenges academics new to online teaching in terms of the limited time, training, resourcing and the steep learning curve associated with this the unique pedagogy of online L&T.  These understandings are reinforced by Redmond, Heffernan, Abawi, Brown, & Henderson, 2018) who note that while there has been an increased emphasis on online engagement, there was a lack of clarity regarding ‘what counts’ as online engagement, or the implications these types of engagement have on teaching strategies. Drawing on the Online Engagement Framework for Higher Education (Redmond et al., 2018), this presentation shares an easy to use and accessible framework to support decision-making and strategies for online L&T relevant and simply applicable across disciplines and contexts to support with novice online educators ‘pivoting to online teaching during crisis’.

Redmond, P., Heffernan, A., Abawi, L., Brown, A. & Henderson, R. (2018) An online engagement framework for higher education. Online Learning Journal, 22(1), 183-204.  doi:10.24059/olj.v22i1.1175

Event 1: 11 August 2020, 8.00-9.00am AEST

Event 2: 11 August 2020, 8.00-9.00pm AEST

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Assoc Prof Petrea Redmond

Petrea Redmond is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. Her research is situated in interrelated fields of educational technology including: online engagement; blended and online learning and teaching; using technology to keep sick kids connected to school; cyberbullying; online collaboration; online communities of inquiry; online mentoring; gender and STEM; community of inquiry; and the integration of technology to enhance learning and teaching in the school and higher education contexts. She has published and co- published in a number of international refereed books, journals and conference proceedings. Petrea has received 6 outstanding conference paper awards at international conferences; along with faculty and university awards for research and teaching. She is also a lead editor for Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET).

Dr Alice Brown

Alice Brown is a Senior Lecturer (Early Childhood Education), specialising in early childhood health, wellbeing and online student engagement in higher education, in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. Alice has been teaching online for over a decade and has been recognised for exemplary online teaching evidenced by a number of Dean Commendations.  She has led and been the recipient of a number of learning and teaching research scholarships related to online learner engagement  Her research is focussed on innovative strategies, such as the use of nudging and course analytics, to enhance and monitor early online engagement, particularly for low and non-engaged learners.  She has a strong reputation in scholarly research at University, national and international levels through conferences, publications and research collaborations, including the co-authoring of a book focussed on online pedagogy.