Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University, an Australian leader in online, mobile, flexible and distance education, joins forces with the OERu network.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading provider of distance education and one of the first Australian universities to introduce distance education study. Both our distance education and on campus students receive the same globally-recognised, quality education.
Charles Sturt University is committed to achieving excellence in education and to maintaining national leadership in flexible and distance education by:
- providing accessible and effective online and mobile-friendly learning environments for all students, regardless of location or mode of study
- promoting, recognising and supporting good practice in learning and teaching
- providing an extensive range of student support services and
- strengthening learning and teaching partnerships with the professions and industry.
With our experienced academic, educational design and support staff, our breadth of experience in providing online, mobile and flexible education, and many existing high quality resources, CSU is well-positioned to contribute effectively and productively to open education and is pleased to do this through OERu. Our first MOOC is in development.
CSU acknowledges the two way benefits of OERu membership in widening access to higher education as a community service and in networking opportunities when working with like-minded academic institutions at an international level.
Participation in open education supports the vision of CSU as stated by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Vann:
"Acknowledging the culture and insight of Indigenous Australians, CSU’s ethos is clearly described by the Wiradguri phrase ‘yindiamarra winhanga-nha’ ( the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in). Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world."