Our campuses have wireless internet hotspots to enable connectivity inside and outside the classroom for a truly blended learning experience. Students are encouraged to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) to support this new mode of connected learning.
New digital literacies and fluencies are a focus of development for both students and lecturers as new digital learning media and Web 2.0 applications are incorporated into the learning design. Lecturers will draw on appropriate technologies in class to support a particular learning activity and will engage with students in new online spaces such as Blackboard (VCLearn), blogs and backchannel tools. This ensures that every student has a voice in the learning community and the opportunity to collaborate, create and critically reflect in order to demonstrate learning.
While new cloud based learning media are explored in a variety of ways, we also provide each student with access to a range of other supportive platforms such as our online Career Centre, BLUEprint (a framework for student support and success), Ebrary and Ebscohost online research resources and eBooks. You will also have access to the closed Varsity College Student Portal on our integrated academic management system where you can access timetables, programme information, financial statements and online discussion forums with your lecturers. We ensure that students graduate, not only with a qualification, but with an approach towards the world of work and knowledge that will set them firmly on the path of becoming self-disciplined, independent thinkers.