Learning online with Deakin
At Deakin University, we believe the best learning occurs when we make your learning outcomes clear, offer engaging experiences and enable you to provide evidence of learning.
This is why our FutureLearn courses are all about getting involved.
Our courses are pitched at adult learners from around the globe who have diverse life and work experiences. One of the key ways to optimise your learning in our courses is to engage, respond and participate in conversations with your fellow participants.
While our discussion steps offer a more structured opportunity to propose ideas, debate issues and discover global perspectives, nearly all steps in our courses provide opportunities for participating in conversations. Read Six tips and tools for social learning to get the most out of your FutureLearn experience.
Be mindful of others
Sometimes our discussions might ask you to share personal opinions or experiences that may be sensitive or controversial in nature. In such situations, you should only share your thoughts if you’re comfortable doing so.
While we encourage robust debate, we also ask you to observe the FutureLearn Code of Conduct and be respectful of other participants and their individual points of view.
Our learning philosophy
Deakin University is a pioneer in innovative online learning and several key principles underpin all our courses, which are designed to:
- challenge you with new and interesting ideas
- prompt you to engage with each other and with our teaching staff to tease out and test those ideas
- give you opportunities to test your knowledge and show us what you’ve learned.
At the end of each step, our experienced and qualified educators will provide you with a specific task that will prompt you to extend, share and reinforce your learning. Participating in these tasks is a critical step in getting the most out of Deakin’s FutureLearn courses.
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