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Colin Beer

Manager, FLIP
Learning Design and Innovation Directorate
(07) 4930 9593
0400787359 Mobile Phone
Rockhampton North
Building 18 - Level 1
Office 3.17
About Me

My name is Colin Beer and I am a Curriculum/Educational Developer with Flexible Learning and Innovation Projects (FLIP) at CQUniversity. I have a technical background with a range of IT industry certifications specifically around data communication technologies. I am keenly interested in how technology can be better harnessed to inform and improve learning and teaching in tertiary education. I am currently pursuing a PhD about learning analytics from a theoretical perspective based on complex adaptive systems.

Universities Studied At

University of Southern Queensland


Universities Worked At



2011 Vice Chancellor's award for outstanding learning and teaching

2014 CQUniversity award for excellence in learning and teaching

2016 National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Learning and Teaching

Media Citations

2016 The Australian Newspaper - Analytics data usage: CQU alert on ethical issues

Previous teaching

OLTC20002 - Assessment for Learning (Graduate Certification Tertiary Education)

Professional Experience

1990 - 2006 Data Communications Engineer/Trainer - NCR/AT&T Australia
2006 - present Lecturer (Educational Technology) - Learning and Teaching Services - CQUniversity

Professional Memberships

Commissioner for Declarations (QLD)


Support and enhance learning and teaching at CQUniversity

Key Achievements

2008 - Effective Writing Workshop

2011 - Group Facilitation Workshop

2014 - Project Management Fundamentals

2014 - Selection Panel Skills

Computer Software

Co-developer Early Alert Student Indicators (EASI)

Co-developer Self & Peer Assessment (SPA)

Research Interests

Education Systems - Higher Education

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