Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Learning Online Unit

The Learning Online Unit provides CSU with inspiration, scholarship, best practice modelling, resource support and professional development in online learning. The Unit is comprised of two teams:

  • Online Learning team, which leads major initiatives towards quality improvement within CSU's online courses. These teams include experienced Academics, Educational Designers, Education Support Coordinators and Media Technologists. They work collaboratively with discipline experts to plan, design and implement high quality online learning experiences characterised by the features of the Online Learning Model; and
  • u!magine team, who has been tasked with stimulating and supporting innovations in online learning that will advance CSU's reputation and competitive position. This team combines a deep understanding of learning design, learning technologies and online teaching, and have been mandated to 'think outside the square' and reframe known problems from new perspectives. Using the Online Learning Innovation and Incubation Strategy as a framework, the team is working to establish a culture of innovation and scholarship in online learning across the institution.

Underpinning both teams is CSU's unique model of best practice online pedagogy, the Online Learning Model, which is elaborated and illustrated in CSU Learning Exchange. Through this site, the Unit provides models of exemplary practice and professional development tools, guidance and support.