Virtual Learning Environment - Sophia
The Metavision Institute E-Learning Environment is power by Moodle.
Moodle is the largest and most respected e-learning platform globally and supports tens of thousands of learning institutions across the globe encompassing about 79 million students.
Moodle is web-based and so can be accessed from anywhere in the world. With a default mobile-compatible interface and cross-browser compatibility, content on the Moodle platform is easily accessible and consistent across different web browsers and devices, just perfect for all our students regardless of where they live in Australia.
The Metavision Moodle environment is titled Sophia (the Greek word for Wisdom)
Sophia was launched in 2013, taking us from a 100% paper based learning environment to the sophisticated paperless environment of today.
As a student all your course resources are available in many formats: PDF, Video and podcast to name but a few. You can upload your assignments in a range of media, as directed by your teacher. The marking team provides feedback and grading directly onto the file, thus eliminating the need for emails and the headache of version control.
There are forums for you to chat and exchange learning with your fellow students and the Metavision Teaching team.
Peer learning is central to the Metavision Institute. Students are organised into groups at their first intensive, and we encourage peer groups to maintain contact on a weekly basis to discuss their assignments, readings, research and share learning experiences.
Peer learning offers students support and allows them to formulate their own questions, discuss issues, explain their viewpoints, and engage in cooperative learning.
In class handouts are frequently used to contextualise discussion and course content. This is an important way to bring wider discussion to the core content and help students understand the complex relationships at play in what we teach.
Study Assistants are available throughout intensives on a one-to-one basis and during classes. They are also available throughout the year to help with the home study program and any issues that may arise during the course. Students are encouraged to make use of this valuable resource.
The Metavision Institute Library has a good selection of books that are available for loan to students throughout the year. We do carry all of the books on the reading list but recommend students to purchase their own for use during the extended home study periods and for their ongoing reference.
Students are encouraged to contact the Library if you have any requests or needs during your study.