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Six Sessions 2020

As part of the TOL initiative we will be implementing the Six Intake Model again next year. As with previous years, there will be intakes into the following courses for the 15, 45, and 75 sessions (in addition to their standard intake sessions):

  • Grad Cert / Master of Business Administration (Computing)
  • Grad Cert / Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
  • Grad Cert / Master of Cyber Security
  • Grad Cert / Master of Information Systems Security
  • Grad Cert / Master of Management (Information Technology)
  • Grad Cert / Master of Networking and Systems Administration
  • Grad Cert / Grad Dip / Master of Project Management
  • Grad Cert / Master of Cyber Studies and Investigations
  • Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing

Along with the above, we will also be offering 202045 and 202075 intakes into the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science
  • Grad Dip / Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Business Administration (with Specialisations)

These additional intakes will be supported using the following subject offerings in the 15, 45 and 75 sessions:

Session 202015 (commences 20th January)
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

Session 202045 (commences 18th May)
ITC556 Database Systems
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGT501 Contemporary Management

Session 202075 (commences 31st August)
ITC556 Database Systems
ITC575 Foundations of Big Data Analytics
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGT501 Contemporary Management

Each of these subjects will also use online exams where applicable. These will be facilitated through ProctorU. Since the 15, 45 and 75 sessions precede the standard intake sessions of 30, 60 and 90, the marketing hook is that they will offer students the chance to commence their course earlier. This will be reflected in the Online Course Brochures for these courses, which will contain the following call to action:

Ready to start your course sooner?
Charles Sturt University is offering six intakes so you can choose when to start your studies. Choose a session or term starting January, March, May, July, August or November, and kickstart your career.

TOL Staff Profile: Deborah Scheele, Learning Experience Designer

This month, our highlighted team member is Deborah Scheele. Deborah is a Learning Experience Designer who has been with the TOL team since 2018 and is based in Canberra.

Brief career profile
I have over 15 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering online learning resources and materialsI have provided specialist online learning design advice, QA and support for the development and deployment of numerous learning initiatives including successful university Massive Open Online Courses and accredited continuing professional development programs.

I understand the contemporary higher education learning and teaching context and am experienced in combining sound educational design principles and pedagogy with educational technologies to support online learning and teaching.

My extensive practical professional experience is supported by a range of relevant qualifications including post graduate qualifications in Learning, Management (Learning) and Organisational Learning and Capability Development.

Best part about the job so far
Working on very interesting subjects with knowledgeable, thoughtful and supportive academics. I really enjoy building collegial relationships, fostering a co-operative approach and working collaboratively. Further, I appreciate working with diverse disciplines, work styles and approaches.

Experience you bring to this role
I have extensive experience in online facilitation for adult learners and use this experience to support academic staff to incorporate digital technologies into their teaching practice and enhance the student learning experience.

I have worked on numerous projects collaborating with academics and other experts to design and develop online course content and support materials for a range of disciplines.

I have significant experience in working with academics to select and develop contextualised learning and assessment strategies that actively manage and support the learning process.

What are students going to like about what you’re doing in this space?
The inclusion of purposefully designed online learning and assessment strategies including:

  • refining the structure and flow of the subject content to suit online learners
  • aligning interactive supporting resources, materials and activities to the assessment requirements
  • providing a learning narrative that links theory to practice.

What are staff going to like about your role?
My specialist online design and development advice and support in reviewing and refining their subjects to create flexible, high quality online learning experiences.

The way I collaborate with them to link the content to the learning outcomes, assessment items and learning activities.