Online Programs Pearson Partnership

Online Programs

The University of Adelaide have launched a strategic partnership with Pearson to develop a portfolio of online postgraduate 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 being offered

    The University is currently offering the following fully online programs:

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

    Featured stories from Online Programs

    Designing online demonstrations

    As we come to the end of 2020 and begin to prepare courses for 2021, it might be time to try something new in your online delivery, particularly for courses that are being delivered in the Remote and Dual teaching modes. An incredibly useful teaching technique is to provide them with demonstrations, modeling for students the process of completing a task and the skills and techniques involved. 

    Read more about Designing online demonstrations

    Uni of Adelaide's latest online offering in Cyber Security

    The University of Adelaide’s latest online offering is a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.

    Read more about Uni of Adelaide's latest online offering in Cyber Security

    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. 

    Read more about What we’ve learned from making MOOCs remotely

    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.

    Read more about Uni of Adelaide now offering an online MBA



    Learning video design principles

    As we continue our transition out of the Emergency Remote Teaching mode that has defined Higher Education over the past few years, we look for ways to maintain quality while creating sustainability for the long term. In the Learning, Enhancement and Innovation design and development team supporting PACE (Professional and Continuing Education), we work with subject matter experts on a daily basis, assisting them to produce high-quality videos that are sustainable over many iterations of micro-credentials and short courses.



    Team Spotlight: Online Programs Team

    Learning Enhancement and Innovation is comprised of several teams that work across different aspects of learning and teaching. Our teams work collaboratively within the unit to achieve the shared goal of ‘building better graduates’.



    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.



    Design for People

    When designing courses, equipment or anything where humans are the end user, the idea of designing specially for the human can get lost in the project or design. 



    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.