As we embrace online education, there may be a few words popping up during our Open Days or our website that you're not 100% familiar with. This is your one-stop-shop for understanding what these terms mean, so you can venture into your education feeling confident and informed.
FACE TO FACE
This is the one you're probably familiar with, and what most university education has traditionally looked like. With Units, Face-to-Face is a mode of delivery where most of your structured learning occurs in a face to face situation, on one of our Collingwood or Fitzroy campuses.
Even if there are online elements like assessments, discussions, or other learning activities, at the end of the day, we still call it a face-to-face experience. At the Course level, this means all of the Units in the Course are delivered in face-to-face mode.
We only ever use this term to refer to our courses. The difference between Blended Learning and Face-to-Face is that courses that employ blended learning mean students can take some of their units online and some of their units face-to-face. All in all, a greater flexibility!
A self-explanatory term, at the Unit level, Online Learning means students can complete the Unit by engaging in online learning activities only. This could be ZOOM classes, online performances, assignments, and more. There's no need to attend campus.
At the Course level, Online Learning refers to any course where you can complete the Course by engaging only in online learning activities for every Unit. There's no need for you to attend campus in this context either!