On the 10th anniversary of the Fiji National University (FNU), one of its defining achievements has arguably been its strategic focus on enhancing learner support and teacher development. In an age of greater technology use and an ever-changing profile of learners and teachers, the emphasis is now being placed on enhancing learning and teaching and expanding flexible learning opportunities for access and equity.
The Centres for Flexible & E-Learning (CFEL) and Learning & Teaching Enhancement (CLTE) were featured in the February 2020 edition of FNUNikua, a dedicated FNU newsletter in the Fiji Sun newspaper. Among student testimonies and alumni highlights, the spread featured key developments and new initiatives from both Centres. The newsletter can be accessed at FNUNikua Issue 02, 2020.
FNU is on track to providing first-class online self-service experiences to its students and staff users as it continues to invest in building a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to support learning and research. FNU has undertaken a number of initiatives to upgrade its digital infrastructure, which is in line with the University’s 10th-anniversary goal of being a modern 21st-century institution. These initiatives include connecting the University to Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), installation of the University Information Management System (UMIS) and having high-speed internet through ‘digitalFiji’. University Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey acknowledged the assistance and commitment of the Fijian Government for funding these important capital projects at FNU to ensure the students have the best study-experiences.