Online Programs Pearson Partnership

Online Programs

The University of Adelaide have launched a strategic partnership with Pearson to develop a portfolio of online graduate programs. 

Aligned with the University of Adelaide’s strategic plan, Future Making, we are creating a strong online education presence with a commitment to student-focused delivery. This exciting initiative saw the launch of the first online programs in the portfolio in 2019, with new opportunities for student engagement and lifelong learning.

Online programs

Why partner with Pearson?

Pearson was chosen as the University's partner due to our aligning values and vision

Both the University of Adelaide and Pearson have shared values of strategic alignment, transparency, collaboration and trust. Our partnership enables rapid and scalable delivery of new programs aligned with learners’ needs, and is part of our commitment to student-focused delivery with flexible pathways, tailored teaching periods, and innovative modes of delivery. This collaboration positions the University effectively to embrace and create new opportunities within the digital disruption of the higher education sector.

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Programs in progress

The University is currently offering the following programs:

  • Master of Data Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Data Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Health Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Industry engagement priorities

Aligning with the University of Adelaide Strategic Plan, the portfolio will have a focus on these five industry priority areas:

  • Defence & security 
  • Energy & resources
  • Agrifood Futures
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Creative & cultural

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What we’ve learned from making MOOCs remotely

As part of the response to COVID-19, the Online Programs Team had to move away from campus, their office and production space and learn how to make MOOCs remotely.  Here is what was learned in the process. 

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Uni of Adelaide now offering an online MBA

We’re excited to announce that the University of Adelaide’s latest online offering is an MBA suite.

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Team Spotlight: Online Programs Team

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Learning Enhancement and Innovation Highlights of 2019

Happy New Year from everyone in the Learning Enhancement and Innovation unit! 2019 was a big year for us and we wanted to share some of our highlights and big wins for the year.

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Enhancing Learning with Video

The LEI Media Production Team provide support to all University of Adelaide staff in developing engaging learning videos. We produce high quality video content that compliments and enhances face to face and blended learning, as well as support the Online Programs Team in the production of fully online post-graduate degrees and MOOC’s on the edX platform.