ACU on-line students not alone at home

Australian Catholic U announces a “digital transformation” in study and student support for off-campus courses

From April, Australian Catholic U On-line will offer courses that are “specifically designed for on-line learning” and which will “complement” the existing on-campus and on-line portfolio.

Eight courses start then, an UG commerce degree, an MBA and grad certificates in health, nursing and aged care. Three follow (cyber security, ed tech and a teaching masters) in August.  Micro-credentials are also expected next year.

The emphasis is on fee-paying PG.

ACU is pitching the portfolio on support, pointing to a new Canvas LMS, “which will provide students with a seamlessly integrated platform.” Plus, long-time academic support provider Studiosity is involved. The university is also engaged with student-mentor and peer – assistance platform, Vygo. ACU has an $850 000 equity stake in the venture. (CMM September 6).