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Whether you are an on or off-campus student, online learning puts you in control of your university study. It gives you the flexibility to study from home or work and at the time of day that suits you. You can access your online course units 24 hours a day and as often as you like. This gives you the freedom to tailor your course to suit your lifestyle and work commitments. It also enables you to study a Deakin course from any location across the globe. You can access unit material, participate in online discussions and submit your assessments electronically - the flexibility is yours.
Study at Deakin and take advantage of the facilities listed below:
Our flexible approach to learning means Deakin makes use of technology in the way we deliver our courses. Deakin University's lecture streaming service gives you online access to recorded lectures for many units. In addition to video and audio streaming, academic staff can provide their lectures as podcasts and downloadable MP3s. Recordings are available in a combination of video and audio formats to suit different network speeds. Check out an iLecture to experience what it's like to be a Deakin student online.
If you are enrolled as a Deakin student and are studying online, you can access the full range of services from our Deakin libraries. You can:
A newsletter with the latest information on new databases and other online resources is now available. Check out our resources update with tips and hints on searching databases, catalogues, and other helpful information.
When studying online, it's important to have the right software on your home computer or laptop to support the many functions of the Deakin Study Online (DSO) program. Deakin students can download browser and internet software, Microsoft Office, compression software and handy applications like antivirus software and typing tutor. Our Deakin Software Library has everything you need to get started.
To help you with the transition into university, Deakin hosts a series of study support workshops providing you with the opportunity to enhance your academic skills and tackle common study topics for all students in all courses.
For all postgraduate students, Deakin offers a range of interactive workshops which are accessed online via eLive.
Language and Learning eLive workshops include:
Deakin University offers a range of student services to enhance your learning experience. You can:
Deakin Studies Online (DSO) is Deakin University's online teaching and learning environment that aims to assist the delivery of course material. DSO incorporates a suite of integrated teaching and learning technologies including:
Please note: Not all units will make use of all technologies.