Deakin University introduces cloud campus in India
Deakin University, Australia, has introduced Deakin Cloud in India. It is an online system facilitating working professionals to undertake online courses with the university.
Targeted at working professionals, Deakin Cloud in India provides a unique feature that gives students the opportunity to pursue a graduate certification shorter duration (12 months), which requires them to finish 4 credits.
Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor & President, Deakin University, stated, "Deakin Cloud is the university’s effort to provide education to people whose commitments keep them from pursuing a full-time degree. Indian professionals and students will have the flexibility to work while finishing their higher education. They can enroll into any one of the courses that are on offer, and study online with a convenient schedule shaped around their commitments. Online study at Deakin University’s Cloud Campus will enable students to take exams from locations throughout the world."
Ravneet Pawha, CEO (South Asia) and Deputy Vice President (Global Engagement), Deakin University, said, "Deakin Cloud provides students with the opportunity to study online, work together and collaborate with classmates on various platforms like Skype and Google Drive. Graduate certificate courses in Hospital Management Administration, Humanitarian Aid & Entrepreneurship will be the key highlights of the July intake. Admissions will also start for the Graduate Certificate Program in Humanitarian Aid, and Entrepreneurship courses. Further, we also plan to add courses in Sports, IT and Cyber Security in the coming months."
William D. Confalonieri, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University, added, "Deakin Cloud has been designed in a way that helps students to access educational material for their course at any time from any location around the world. Students have also been provided with free access to various communication software through Deakin Software library. We have a Programming Help Hub that operates five days a week - with two evening sessions. Students can connect with someone at the hub via Deakin’s Blackboard Collaborate (online seminars) to ask technical questions."