The learning experience is driven by four individually based
assessment tasks that students complete at set intervals during
a 14-week subject. Students have access to a web site that
provides content resources and an asynchronous discussion
tool to facilitate an online learning community to discuss
the content, that is, the multiple perspectives associated
with the management of resources.
Students engage with the content by critiquing literature
(both on an individual basis and as an online cohort) relating
to a number of given scenarios in order to identify key issues.
They also have opportunities to contribute to the knowledge
base of the subject via online features such as a dynamic
glossary and bibliography.
Key support mechanisms are the instructor who acts as a "guide
on the side" and a four-key question framework formulated
to assist students examine the literature.