Examples of Online and Blended Learning throughout our School
Bachelor of Communication
The Bachelor of Communication and the three majors, Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism are offered in hybrid fully online as well as on-campus study mode. Online students study the same content as on-campus students provided through vUWS, as weekly or modular materials, with rich short lecture segments we call lecture pods, which students watch in order to complete their assessments. Online students take part in a weekly online tutorial instead of attending on campus. Students may choose to study their course in either, or both online and face to face modes. Watch this short video to get a sense of what we are offering in the Bachelor of Communication online.
Professor John Wood on 'How might we re-design design?'
In this guest lecture for the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) Program, design theorist Professor John Wood explains 'metadesign' and how eco-designers need to devise new methods that change paradigms, rather than seeking incremental improvements within a flawed economic model.
Study in Japan
Thinking about studying overseas? Japan is the perfect destination. Our School has a range of short course programs (three weeks) to destinations in exciting Tokyo where you can earn academic credit towards your degree (subject to space in your degree). You also have options for semester or one-year exchange programs with partners in Tokyo or Osaka. Make the most of these opportunities and travel to a safe and exotic location for a life changing experience.
Academic Literacy Animation
A playlist of 3D animated videos covering foundational topics vital to acquiring tertiary literacy. This novel way of approaching lecture pod development is presented by Dr Adrian Hale, Unit Coordinator of Analytical Reading Writing.
Despite the plethora of genealogy trees online, it is merely impossible to find a custom family tree that would cover specific aspects of Agamemnon, a famous Greek mythology character. This interactive web-based exercise allows students to visualise and test the relations between characters as well as their names. It also aids in recognising key figures of Ancient Greek mythology and provides essential information about them. (Dr Helen Basides, Comedy Tragedy)
Rachel Morley, lecturer in Writing Ecologies, presents on Pine Point and Snow Fall and the concept of media affordance, contextualising the works to help frame students' engagement with new media storytelling.
Map of Asia
This interactive 'Map of Asia' helps students to achieve geographical awareness and develops a better recall of the locales. This information is critical for students in Asian Studies. (Dr Karen Entwistle, Asia in the World).
Music Recording Studio
Lecturer in Music, Dr Ian Stevenson delivers a video podcast on mixing studio recordings using the D-Command mixing desk control surface.