Courses & Units

Learning Online XAB061

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Learning Online explores how online technologies may be used during your university studies, whether you are studying on campus or by distance. It aims to develop your understanding of the strategies needed to maximise your success when learning online, with an emphasis on independent learning skills, problem solving, and inquiry-based learning. You will also learn to reflect on your experiences in the online environment with the aim of improving future learning.


Unit name Learning Online
Unit code XAB061
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Division of University College
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Paula Johnson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 029999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Lectures are delivered in Hobart through LIVE recording and all students are encouraged to participate at the time of recording. All students will attend a weekly online tutorial, and weekly workshops (on campus for attending students and online for distance students). Participation in online activities is an essential part of the unit.

It is important to note that teaching and learning online requires the same time and commitment as teaching and learning in a face-to-face environment.

Access to a reliable internet connection is essential for this unit.

Technology quizzes 20%

Group project 30%

Video reflection 25%

Portfolio of Participation 25%

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