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Deakin’s LIVE the Future agenda 2020 signals our intent to offer a brilliant education where students are and where they want to be, through premium cloud and located learning. To fully engage with Deakin learning experiences, students need to have and be able to use internet-connected devices. As such, please find below minimum standards required for effective study at Deakin University in 2014 in:
In general, any desktop or laptop computer purchased in the past two years should be capable of meeting most learning needs at Deakin. Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones may also enable access to many common communication and learning experiences; however, there are likely to be aspects of most courses where their computing capability is insufficient. A minimum standard device suitable for most courses can:
Make sure you visit the software webpage for access to various software to assist you with your studies.
Deakin courses increasingly require reliable broadband internet connectivity, with upload and download capacity. At Deakin campuses and learning centres, this connectivity is available through wireless connection (for portable devices) and through shared computing facilities in libraries and computer labs. For learning off-campus, students need an internet service provider (ISP). Deakin University has negotiated a broadband scheme for students and staff with Telstra, which allows for an unlimited amount of data to be streamed from the Deakin University website and a designated location. See IT offers for details.
Note: Some workplace and public facilities may have restrictions that limit internet access or functionality (such as installing software).
CloudDeakin is Deakin University's online learning environment. It incorporates a range of spaces and tools to enable interactive and engaging learning. In most courses, students will be expected to use CloudDeakin using a modern browser to access unit and course sites and tools (students can access help in using CloudDeakin). Most students will also be expected to be able to:
This document provides general guidance: All students should check course and unit requirements carefully prior to enrolment and prior to purchasing or connecting devices.