Panel discussion chaired by Dr Pam Roberts (CSU) with Ass Prof Naomi Dale (University of Canberra), Dr. Debbie Lackerstein (UNSW Canberra), Marie Fisher (ACU), Tess Snowball (ANU).
Universities needed to make a rapid transition to online delivery in March/April 2020 as a result of COVID-19 lockdown. A significant issue was how to assess students and finding alternatives to common methods that require students to be in person and on-campus. This panel explores the rationales, considerations and experiences of five ACT universities responding to these challenges. The universities represent a diverse range of profiles from research focused to professional and teaching oriented, and levels of prior experiences with online and remote teaching.
Key issues explored are alternatives to on-campus invigilated exams, approaches to ensuring academic integrity, and for addressing equity and fairness to students dealing with new methods under stressful conditions.