- In response to the global implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Monash College launched its Virtual Classroom in March 2020.
- The Virtual Classroom allows us to continue delivering our trusted pathway curriculum while Federal and State Government restrictions are in place, keeping students on track with their studies and their transition to Monash University.
- We hope to return to face-to-face teaching as soon as it's safe to do so but, given the current Federal and State Government advice, we have extended this date until restrictions are eased.
- If face-to-face classes are able to resume while travel bans are still in place, the College will provide face-to-face classes and will continue to provide Virtual Classroom delivery, including assessments, until travel bans are lifted so that students can complete their study period.
A message from the Monash College CEO, Jo Mithen
In light of the current situation, many organisations have been required to adapt the way they work and it’s no surprise that this includes Monash College and the broader education industry.
Jo Mithen provides an update on how staff and students have shifted the delivery of the College's programs from face to face into the Virtual Classroom, while studying and working from home.
Whilst it’s only a temporary measure, the Monash College Virtual Classroom has allowed students to continue learning at a high academic standard using the same approaches used in face to face classes, with ongoing support from teachers and staff.
What is the Virtual Classroom?
Using the latest video and webinar technology, the Virtual Classroom brings together interactive teacher-led sessions, discussion forums, and independent learning activities in one easily-accessible Learning Management System.
Students will receive the full classroom experience as they talk with and listen to teachers, and interact with classmates. The Virtual Classroom encourages flexible and self-paced learning that keeps students engaged and on track for entry to Monash University.
It’s the same course content, support and experience delivered in an engaging online environment.
We are so proud of our students in the achievements they have made in the Virtual Classroom.
The attendance rate for our Diploma program was over 80%, with pass rates at 88% and overall satisfaction* at 4.46 out of 5. Our Foundation Year program also had great results with an 82% attendance rate, 92% pass rate and 4.49 for overall satisfaction*. English programs also performed very well with an attendance rate of 94%, pass rates over 92% and 4.13 and higher for overall satisfaction*.
Check out the videos below to see how a real class runs in the Virtual Classroom!
View our Virtual Classroom demonstrations
We are holding a series of 30-minute taster sessions where prospective students and their parents can engage and observe a live demonstration of the Virtual Classroom and its high-quality learning environment. To register for upcoming sessions or view recordings of the previous sessions please click here.