Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to this Deakin University unit, one of the first we're presenting on FutureLearn, a global platform. I'm Professor Beverley Oliver, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education. And I want to take a moment to explain some of the unique learning experiences we're offering through this FutureLearn platform. Your learning will be broken into two-week courses. This allows us to present a clear story in simple steps that are easy for you to follow. It means that you can go at your own pace and study when and how it suits you. And you can track your progress by marking each step as complete. You'll also notice that we ask you to collaborate with other students.
Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsResearch over many years shows us we learn more effectively when we learn with others rather than in isolation. So your course has been designed to provoke conversations with your fellow learners. You'll also get regular advice and feedback from our world-class educators and mentors. Finally, and most importantly, you will complete assignments that challenge you, test your understanding, and build evidence of your graduate learning outcomes for your professional future. We're very pleased to be offering this to you as a world first with FutureLearn, and we're very glad you're joining us. We're looking forward to hearing from you about how you find it.