(Right Photo) His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (centre), His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis (left), and Rev. Dr Doru Costache (right) with distance education students from a 2011 residential in Patristics.
The College offers several distance education units online using the Moodle™ learning management system. Foundational units include a compulsory residential component of 2 to 3 days. The rationale of each residential school is to build rapport between lecturers and students, and amongst students, from the earliest stage of the educational journey.
Residential schools take place during the unit (normally coinciding with public school holiday periods in NSW) for the purposes of acquaintance with the campus, communal worship, communal eating, library sessions, field excursions (where applicable), lecturer and peer interaction, consolidation of learning, face-to-face discussion sessions, and short assessment tasks as may be prescribed (e.g. quiz, tutorial presentations).
(Left Photo) Sr Dr Margaret Beirne with a group of distance education students from a 2011 residential school in Biblical Studies.