Learning is scaffolded

Modular learning design

Learning is scaffolded in a clearly linked sequence of learning activities and resources, underpinned by effective learning design and media design principles. This includes:

  • a clear narrative that communicates the relationship between assessment tasks, learning activities, key concepts
  • a clear narrative that communicates the relationship between learning activities, the achievement of learning outcomes and future professional applications
  • regular use of case studies including consumer, professional and expert stories that represent diverse perspectives and apply key concepts to real-world contexts
  • clear guides embedded in learning tasks that help students prepare for key milestones including assessments, webinars, and classes, and timely access to academic support at the point of need

User Experience

Learning resources are presented in short accessible blocks formatted for online delivery. This includes:

  • following web-writing, WCAG2.0 accessibility, copyright and mobile delivery standards
  • providing a mix of content types including text, video, infographics and interactives selected for their pedagogical purpose.

Assumed knowledge and skills

Students are aware of and supported to develop precursor knowledge and skills that are required for student success for any unit or course.  Students are provided with:

  • Precursor requirements that are clearly communicated to students at the point of enrolment to assist learner decision-making
  • tools to test their own preparation and resources to revise precursor knowledge and skills prior to study in a unit or course
  • academic support during study to assist with skill development

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