20 March 2020
The Singapore campus of James Cook University has implemented online learning via a platform called LearnJCU for the large majority of its 4,000 students at the start of the new trimester.
Ms Esther Fink, a learning technologies specialist at JCU, says students returning to school are used to accessing learning materials as well as submitting assessments online, because JCU already has a blended learning approach in place and they have already been using online learning tools for their modules.
JCU’s blended learning approach includes a combination of face-to-face and online activities.
Other than being a teaching method that creates an engaging learning journey, blended learning equips students with digital literacy so that they can apply the skills in the workplace.