Deakin University: Going online at a Dual Mode University


  • Jocelyn Calvert



distance education, open learning, open universities, e-learning, online education, transitition, dual mode


Deakin is a dual mode university with more than half of its students doing at least part of their study at a distance and with an entrepreneurial arm that provides distance education services for even larger numbers. Online provision has been developing over a decade, enriching traditional distance education in programs with mixtures of on- and off-campus students. It has been supported by central services and corporate applications, leading to reasonable consistency in the thrust. A current aim is to ensure that it is sustainable at a high level of quality.

Author Biography

Jocelyn Calvert

Jocelyn Calvert has been Professor of Distance Education at Deakin University since 1989. She works in academic policy and planning and has been involved in the development of Deakin's plan for teaching and learning and its translation into practice.




How to Cite

Calvert, J. (2001). Deakin University: Going online at a Dual Mode University. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 1(2).



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