eLearning Operational Forum

The e-Learning Operational Forum (eLOF) facilitates coordination of the various University eLearning services and service providers. At the forum information is shared on system and service changes, maintenance and additions. The forum provides an important communication channel to hear about eLearning initiatives and projects and to improve collaboration on a variety eLearning related operational and strategic projects and working parties. Members provide expert feedback.

General information

  • Committee name: eLearning Operational Forum
  • Reporting to: Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Contact: Simon Collyer
  • Version (effective date): 25 June 2014
  • Dates previously amended: 27 May 2011, 14 March 2012, 24 April 2013
  • Sub-committees: nil
  • Quorum: 5

Terms of Reference

The role of the eLearning Operational Forum is to:

  • Address operational activities required to achieve eLearning aims and strategies as identified by the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Faculties. These operational activities will be based on a yearly operational plan to be submitted to the Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • Provide advice on operational requirements and impacts of such activities including the provision of feedback on eLearning tools and, as required, participating in their implementation.
  • Provide a communication point to coordinate the operational activities across the eLearning team at UQ.
  • Review common issues identified by Forum members.
  • Evaluate operational activities and integrate findings for continuous improvement,
  • Provide regular reports to the Teaching and Learning Committee.


  • ITS Teaching and Learning Support Manager (Chair)
  • Representatives from ITS Projects and Training, Helpdesk, Technical, and Lecture Recording
  • One representative from each Faculty, appointed by the Associate Dean (Academic)
  • ITaLI educational designer nominated by the PVC (Teaching and Learning)
  • ITaLI eLearning academic nominated by the PVC (Teaching and Learning)
  • Representative nominated by the Director, Library Resources and Technology Service

Administrative Arrangements

Monthly meetings are coordinated by the nominated Chair.

Learning Design Community


Faculties at UQ have appointed positions to provide, or support, effective design and implementation of technology enhanced learning at a local level. ITaLI has appointed a group of learning designers to support academic staff across the University. 

These diverse roles play an important part in implementing UQ’s strategic goals to:

  • provide an enriching teaching and learning environment where students are at the heart of what we do, and
  • be recognized as a national leader in innovative online learning to enhance the student experience and the quality of our teaching.

This informal community supports and enhances technology-enhanced learning through collaboration and communication across the University and provides a forum to discuss opportunities and concerns to be raised with the Teaching and Learning Committee.


  • Faculty and School Learning Designers, Educational Designers, and eLearning Coordinators
  • ITaLI Learning Designers
  • ITS Representative
  • ITS eLearning Trainer
  • Library Representative
  • Other personnel with an interest/involvement in eLearning on invitation as appropriate (please contact the Secretary for more information).

Terms of Reference

  1. Identify opportunities to address the effective pedagogical application of technologies to support faculty and institutional teaching and learning related to faculty priorities.
  2. Support communication about such activities between group members.
  3. Support the sharing of pedagogical practice and resources between group members, and wider dissemination across the University.
  4. Identify common or recurring issues and opportunities.
  5. Provide professional development for participants.

Administrative arrangements

Monthly meetings are facilitated by Dom McGrath in the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation.


For more information regarding activities to support teaching and learning at UQ, visit the UQ Teaching and Learning Homepage.