UoN: Next generation learning
The University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Construction Management was increasingly attracting part-time students who were working and studying at the same time.
Recognising that this cohort could benefit from a more flexible approach to their learning, the University became the first in Australia to offer its Bachelor of Construction Management program through a mixed-mode delivery - studying completely on-campus, learning online as a distance student, or a blend of both.
Today, more than half of the program's 900 students undertake their studies completely online and study from bases in Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as other states in Australia. The program's courses are available through Blackboard technology, and the program draws on interactive web 2.0 tools such as Wiki, blogs and reflective journals to enhance student participation and encourage collaborative learning.
The Bachelor of Construction Management provides students with industry experience, and the program is fully endorsed by national and international professional bodies.