Positives: I enjoy being an online student as it’s flexible and I can study whenever I want. The course materials are very in depth and I’m able to either print them off or just read them on a PC or iPad.
I still attend lectures and seminars/tutes like everyone else but this is done in my own time. I like how the lecture delivered to online students is the same as what the campus students get.
There are discussion groups and Facebook groups to help out with any questions people may have. I can also email my lecturer any time I need.
The course can take me to many places and I can branch out to different areas of study. It’s engaging and the information presented is relevant.
Negatives: Sometimes there can be a delay in when your lecturer gets back to you. If you want to ask questions, you can’t do so in real time.
There is a LOT of reading for some of the units which can take up a lot of time.
Unless you chat on the chat boards or Facebook groups, you don’t feel part of much. You can often feel isolated.
Group work for online students is very tough as well as you don’t meet in person.
My advice to future students is: Ask as many questions as you can during your course. It’s best to be sure that you’re on the right track before you start doing something than to fail and find that you had done the wrong thing. There are no dumb questions.
I majored in Media and Communication.
Positives: I would say the best aspects of the course were the experiential learning opportunities, rather than the course itself. Deakin has great connections in the journalism field so I was able to get a range of on-the-job experiences (although one of these was not paid - this may have changed, it was back in 2011). I would also say the variety of subjects able to be chosen was great.
Negatives: The lack of contact hours (nine was my maximum for my entire 3.5 year course) made it hard to connect with my fellow students.
My advice to future students is: I would urge potential future students to surrender themselves to the experience, and throw as much of themselves as they can into university life. That way, not only are you getting an education, you're also getting life stories.
Positives: Something I’m interested in
Negatives: Lack of knowledge in certain areas
My advice to future students is: Study hard
Positives: Lecturers and tutors were doing amazing job explaining great details towards the course, they were willing to stay with you until you fully understood!
Negatives: I would say too many International students, its almost like more than half in the class. I would prefer more local students.
My advice to future students is: join the clubs as many as you can, find something you are really interested and so you can know more other students and borden your vision
Positives: 1. Alot of units to pick from - many options from commerce, wide range from finance, eco, marketing eyc 2. Very Structured - most units very defined. Clear and understandable pass rate
3. Good teachers. Very knowledgable
Negatives: 1. Hurdle requirements for nearly every unit. High failure rate
2. Too much competition, many people doing the same course
3. Too generic, not enough changed being made to adapt to the needs of commerce for the future
My advice to future students is: Study hard and make the most of univerisity while you can
Positives: I really think I got a great education
My advice to future students is: Go for Deakin
Positives: Online study support
My advice to future students is: Time management
I majored in IT and Security.
Positives: I loved IT security since I touch my first computer. And at that time I was an overseas student who lived in Sri Lanka . We had no opportunity to study that course . So I choose Australia .
That's aspect one . One choice .
2nd - I loved the teacher who taught the course . They had passion to live in that industry and teach us at the same time . They cared about us and helped us in every way
3rd - The course was very flexible . I had the chance to remotely complete and the uni understood international students emotions .
Payments were also very flexible with payment plans .
Negatives: I could have got industry experience, 6 months placement . Or something to put my step on IT INDUSTRY
My advice to future students is: FIND A UNI THAT HELPS YOU AND THINK ABOUT YOU.
Further look for a course with industry experience and job placement . That will help you make your life easier
Positives: this course has provided me we a much deeper insight into the environment around us and the impact we as human beings have upon it. i found through this course i have been able to focus on my passion for animals and biodiversity. i enjoy more practical activities such as dissections, observing live specimens and field work. Camps and excursions have also contributed to the enjoyment and physical involvement of this course, enabling me to meet others and form relationships with my peers.
Negatives: A lot of tedious course work, irrelevant lecture material which ultimately does not aid my understanding of the subject, a lot of contact hours involved
My advice to future students is: Plan study hours and stay ahead of schedule to stay organised. use the unit guide to your advantage and note assessment/ exam dates in a diary (essential- get a diary!) parking is a bitch so plan transport accordingly ahead of time to ensure your prepared and on time for classes.
The course includes subjects that cover a range of information such as climate change, pollution, environmental management, animal diversity, animal anatomy and research methods. i enjoy most of these particular topics so gaining this knowledge has become the catalyst for a new found level of passion for environmentalism and biodiversity. I have most enjoyed hands on subjects like pracs where we are able to physically observe live specimens and conduct surgical processes to further expand our understanding. Excursions and camps have also been especially exciting, also helping me to stay focused among the extensive (and unnecessary) amount of lecture material which can become tedious.
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