Q: What teaching methods will be used during the August 2021 semester?
A: We are currently using a hybrid model of teaching with both face-to-face and remote live video learning. Students already in Adelaide can take their classes either in-person or online synchronously. Those based overseas will connect individually to virtual classrooms from their respective locations. Students will be able to engage with faculty in real-time. They will also be assisted by teaching assistants as needed.
Q: How have CMU-A students fared with this hybrid model of teaching so far?
A: We have received fantastic feedback from our students. A survey shows 86 per cent of our students rated their overall experience with CMU-A’s online learning as good or excellent. Our academics and professional staff are doing everything possible to continue to deliver a world-class education amid a global pandemic.
Q: Do I view recorded lectures or attend a live lecture?
A: You will attend live lectures - classes are scheduled to suit the difference in time zone. Depending on your schedule, you are expected to connect between three to six hours a day. This may include review sessions, additional group discussion, consultation with teaching assistants, etc.
Q: Are lectures recorded?
Yes, all lectures are recorded. In addition to lectures, students are expected to attend review sessions, held at staggered hours so you may select to choose a session that suits you best. Review sessions would also be recorded and posted on our learning platform, Canvas.
Q: How can I collaborate with other students or faculty if I’m attending live video classes from overseas?
A: Course materials, discussion boards, group discussions and collaborations can be conducted via our Canvas online learning platform. You can also connect to students and faculty via Zoom live video conferencing and email. Live video meetings will also be arranged with faculty and staff.
Q: What support will I receive from CMU-A if starting my course remotely via live video?
A: Our IT team will work with you to ensure you have the required hardware configuration, software, VPN connectivity, video conferencing, etc.
Q: What video conferencing system does CMU-A use?
A: We use the Zoom platform for the online delivery of our courses.
Q: Is there any other software I need to install to attend lectures remotely?
A: No. You just need to have a strong internet connection.
Q: How does CMU-A accommodate time zone differences between Australia and the students' home countries when delivering the course live video?
A: All lectures are conducted at times that would generally be suitable for students. Review sessions will be held at staggered hours so you may select to choose a session that suits you best. Review sessions would also be recorded and posted on Canvas, the learning platform.