Universities and TAFEs around the country (and the world) have acted swiftly to convert their courses for digital and remote delivery.
Meanwhile Victoria University has the greatest asset of any Australian university in this position – the VU Block Model.
The VU Block Model was established two years ago to enhance student success, but its single unit study focus is really coming to the fore in the era of remote learning.
A benefit of Block
Rather than struggling with four subjects (or units) at once over 12 weeks like other universities, Block Model students complete one subject every four weeks, before moving on to the next.
Contrary to this being a challenging time to begin studying, completing just one unit at a time is making the transition to remote learning easier.
Another key benefit of the Block Model is its smaller class sizes. As students at other universities are struggling to compete for attention in lectures with hundreds of classmates, VU students remain in their workshop-style classes in which they can engage more with teachers and fellow students.