The Cooma Universities Centre (CUC) was one of three local organisations fortunate enough to receive a grant in January this year from regional telecommunications provider, Southern Phones. Southern Phones is owned by 41 local councils, each of whom has an equal shareholding, is currently the second largest home phone provider in regional Australia.
The generous donation of $5,000 went towards purchasing technological resources for students studying at the CUC. A laptop purchased for the centre has enabled tutors to utilise the data projector and interactive whiteboard in the main lecture room, as well as allowing students studying at the centre to utilise the private tutorial rooms to link up with their host university lecturers via Skype interviews. Ten iPad mini’s were also purchased for the centre, specifically to assist the new cohort of students who are studying the Bachelor of Education degree being offered at the CUC. Students utilise the iPads on Wi-Fi at the centre to access online course materials, as well as during face to face tutorials to explore educational resources, teaching apps and access online textbooks for the course.
Staff, tutors and students at the Cooma Universities Centre would like to thank Southern Phones for their generous donation which has assisted even more local Snowy Mountains residents access tertiary education through the CUC.
Anyone who is interested in studying the Bachelor of Education or another university degree via distance education through the CUC can drop in at 38 Bombala Street, Cooma or make an appointment to see Zoe by calling 6452 3368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org