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Trish McCluskey, Interim Pro VIce-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

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Hello, my name's Trish McCluskey and I'm the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, at Victoria University.

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Introducing VU's digital and remote learning

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We are all playing our part in containing the spread of coronavirus and at Victoria University this means the way that we deliver our courses is going to be a little different.

It'll be the same supportive VU Block Model classroom.

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  • The same, supportive VU Block Model classroom
  • Delivered through digital and remote learning spaces.

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However, you'll engage with your teachers and classmates in VU's digital and remote learning spaces. Most of our courses have moved to this mode of learning until it's safe for us all to return to campus and face-to-face learning. That means that you can study with us from wherever you might be.

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Courses tailored to digital and remote study

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Our teachers have tailored all of our courses to digital and remote study, so you get the same great VU experience and continue towards completion of your degree one block at a time. 

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Digital and remote learning spaces

  • VU Collaborate
  • WebEx
  • Zoom

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Teachers will engage with you through multiple technologies, including VU Collaborate, our online student portal, WebEx, and Zoom.

So how does the Block Model work with digital and remote learning?

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The VU Block Model

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Our VU's Block Model is a revolutionary mode of teaching in Australia.

Rather than dealing with the stress of studying four units at once, like you would do at other universities, under the VU Block Model you focus on one subject at a time and you complete a subject every four weeks and get your results before you move on to the next subject.

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Benefits of the the VU Block Model

  • Focus on one subject at a time
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Improved collaboration
  • Supportive learning structure

Another key feature of the Block Model is the smaller and more immersive class sizes. This will not be any different in the virtual classroom.

The smaller class sizes provide a platform for greater engagement with your classmates and support from your teacher, and this leads to a much better collaboration and learning. In the virtual classroom you'll continue to engage in interactive, problem-focused sessions, you'll develop lateral thinking skills, and practise skills for your future career.

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THE NEW WAY TO DO UNI

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