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Transforming Learning at Curtin

Distributed learning

High-end video conferencing and virtual learning environments will be commonplace in tomorrow’s classroom, removing many of today’s geographic boundaries, making it possible for students anywhere in the world to experience a genuine Curtin university education. Already Curtin is using video technology to distribute one of its nursing courses to Western Australia’s remote north-west and plans are in place to extend offerings to other parts of regional WA and Internationally with Curtin’s Singapore Campus.

Students studying in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts already collaborate with peers from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China using real-time class interactions to produce a creative web documentary – a true Global Classroom.

By 2016, more than 200 Curtin courses will have been redesigned in the Curtin Converged model, making it possible for students globally to study at Curtin without leaving home. The model for distributed learning will offer a combination of face-to-face workshops using video conferencing techniques, traditional online course materials, MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) and, increasingly, game-based lectures and assessments.