Home' Link : Learn Issue No. 1 Contents Exciting times ahead
With the rapid development of new forms of digital
technology, there has never been a more exciting time to be
involved in university education. Here at CQUniversity, we
have seen the successful introduction of Moodle as our 'one
stop online shop' for supporting and enhancing learning across our programs and
courses. For example, we now have the capacity to accept, mark and return student
assignments through this online learning management system and to provide a
range of resources that go beyond the conventional classroom and traditional printed
Staff across the University are also developing novel and effective approaches to
learning, teaching and assessment that make the most of the tools and technologies
available to support their students, enabling them to achieve their educational goals.
Many of their success stories are celebrated within this magazine.
Looking into the near future, we can wonder about the impact of various
developments including the growth in use of mobile devices such as the iPad and
smartphone, the arrival of e-textbooks and digital publications and the role of open
educational resources in developing collaborative practice between academic staff
across the globe. Are the days of the traditional face-to-face lecture and printed
textbook numbered, or is it all a passing fad? Without a doubt, these are more
substantial questions than we have had to face in former times, as we work out how
to make the most of technology without losing the best of our established practice.
Technology offers the university so many opportunities to enhance the student
experience that we should all be excited by the prospect.
Professor Rob Reed
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)
On the cover: CQUniversity's
'phantom' patient enables medical
imaging students to practise their
scanning techniques on a life-like
model. Read more on simulated
learning on page 8. Images provided by
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Australia. CQUniversity North
Rockhampton' QLD 4702 www.cquni.
Learn is a sister publication to
CQUniversity's magazine Be.
Editor-in-chief Priscilla Crighton
Publisher Chris Veraa
Associate Publisher Jen Cooper
Contributors Marc Barnbaum, Joanne
Perry, Martin Elms
Art Director Lyn Ellerton
Photo Editor Peter Lawrence
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CQUniversity acknowledges the
dedicated work of its academics in the
fields of learning and teaching.
Over the past year the University has
singled out a number of individuals
and teams that have deserved special
praise for their efforts through its
Awards for Excellence in Learning and
They're a diverse bunch, spread across
various campuses and fields of study,
but they are united by their dedication
to see students achieve their learning
2011 Award Recipients
Dr Bob Newby, Dr Judith Wake,
Dr Larelle Fabbro (School of Medical and
Associate Professor Peter Reaburn
(School of Medical and Applied Sciences)
Dr Delma Clifton (School of Medical and
Mr Kim Kirkman, Dr Ian Gaskell
(School of Creative and Performing Arts)
Dr Julie Willans (School of Education)
Mrs Sherie Elliott (School of Education)
Ms Robyn Donovan, Mr Colin Beer,
Dr Julie Fleming, Mr Rolley Tickner
and Mr Damien Clark (Office of
Learning and Teaching)
Ms Nona Muldoon (Office of Learning
Ms Kendell Davies, Mr David
Binney, Ms Marie Foreman, Mr
Rolley Tickner, Mr Dan Abell, Ms
Jenny Kofoed, Ms Ingrid Kennedy,
Associate Professor Josua Pienaar,
Dr Fiona Coulson, Mr Scott Lawton
(Information Technology Directorate)
2010 Award Recipients
Dr Ananda Wickramasinghe (School of
Management and Marketing)
Dr Steven Pace (School of Creative and
Mrs Remadevi Dhanasekar (School of
Engineering and the Built Environment)
Ms Lisa Bricknell (School of Health and
Mrs Sheila Jeffery (School of Medical
and Applied Sciences)
Ms Anne Eaton (School of Nursing and
Dr Roland Dodd (Library and Academic
Mr Daniel Abell (CQUniversity Brisbane)
Mr Greg Cranitch (CQUniversity Gold
Mr Phillip Minca (CQUniversity
Dr Christopher Keane (CQUniversity
For more information on the Tier 1 award
winners and the application process visit
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