The following example is provided to demonstrate some of the ways others have designed flexible units for postgraduate students. The choices you make in designing your unit/s will be guided by the nature of your course objectives and the unique needs of your students.
Discipline: Postgraduate education
Number of students: 10
This is a flexible student-led unit, the structure includes a weekly online synchronous live classrooms, with online asynchronous discussion based on the readings. As the unit's focus is on students building research skills and also exploring emerging contemporary research themes, the weekly live classrooms alternate between learning about research methodology and discussing contemporary research topics. At the beginning of the unit students choose the areas the unit will focus on and drive discussions and content based on these.
Note - ACU assessment policy suggests having a maximum of three (3) assessment tasks. See policy for up-to-date advice on designing your assessments.
The following is a list of the technologies used within this unit, links to resources are provided to support you if you would like to use a similar technology in your unit.
|Online live classrooms: microphones, webcam, chat stream, breakout rooms, used for online synchronous lectures with activities and discussion.||
|Discussion forum: used extensively, and part of marked assessment within unit|
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