Bond University’s online learning is a success
May 25 commenced Bond University’s second semester of 2020. What made the start of this semester different from any before it? With the health and safety of students and faculty as its top priority, this is the first semester in which the entirety of the semester is being delivered remotely.
Despite challenges, Bond has remained committed to ensuring a top-notch student experience with small class sizes and unparalleled access to academic and support staff.
Lectures and tutorials are interactive. Virtual classrooms, live-streamed content, and group chats and discussion boards have enabled consistent content and contact with academics and classmates. Lectures can be accessed both in live time through Bond’s learning platform and afterwards through recordings, offering more flexibility.
Personalized, one-on-one support
Students have been able to book appointments with the Academic Skills Centre online and access the direct contact details of academics and lecturers, meaning that students have direct access to the people they most need to speak with. Counselling services have also moved online for easy and continued access.
Assessments and group projects
Assessments have been tailored to remote learning, while ensuring that they are still engaging, authentic, and rigorous. Group projects are made easier with the use of Bond’s interactive online classroom, Collaborate, enabling the use of break-out rooms and other online technologies supporting productive, seamless teamwork.
Expanded access to online library services
Bond’s library offers an extensive collection of online resources, including e-books and journals. The library team is also providing virtual services through online chats, consultations, resource references, and FAQs to support students with their assignment questions and needs.
Other supports for remote learning
Bond has also rolled out an array of additional services consistent with its own high standards for guaranteeing a quality student experience:
- Study assistance and support sessions
- Private online academic consultations
- Additional online academic resources
- Career advice
- Enhanced Information Technology help-line services
- Online social events
- Advice and support for administrative, enrolment and other services
- Online medical consultations and counselling support
The remainder of Semester 2 will be delivered online regardless of any changes in government restrictions.