Goals and design principles

Goals

Growth and Diversity:
LTO will be accessible, inclusive and open to students with varying needs and from different backgrounds and cultures. LTO will provide a more contemporary and flexible student experience.

New Markets:
LTO will drive access to new (Non traditional markets for LTU) and emerging market segments (regional, demographic, international).

Enhance Brand:
LTO will promote La Trobe as educational innovators within the digital arena​ and support La Trobe’s vision ‘to be a University where inclusiveness and globally recognised excellence meet’.

Capacity and Capability:
LTO will enhance La Trobe’s speed to market capability, grow enrolments and increase revenue.

Design principles

Student experience:
The student experience includes the entire student journey. It is personalised and student-centred, characterised by trustworthy, timely and well-informed advice within an inclusive and socially connected learning environment.

Flexibility:
Meaningful choices for students to engage when they want (daytime, evenings, weekends), where they want (home, workplace, on the move) and how they want (accelerated, part time, or paused). Flexible offerings with multiple intakes per year, modular designs, and the options to switch from a fully online mode to blended on-campus mode when desired.

Demand-driven:
We will invest in a portfolio of products that appeal to La Trobe's existing market as well as non-traditional and new markets, shaped by market demand, opportunity for growth, employability and career outcomes.

Inclusiveness:
Everything we do online will be purposefully designed to be accessible, inclusive and open to students with varying needs and from different backgrounds and cultures. Our digital environments and materials will be DDA compliant and designed to promote student success.

Innovation:
Our model is new and creative, to exceed contemporary student expectations.  We have innovative pathways for students, from short modules leading to fully accredited subjects and courses. All of our online products are designed using 'mobile first' principles, the latest learning technologies, and engaging and relevant content and activities.

Quality:
All our online products are quality assured, with student success in mind.  LTO courses are engaging, well supported and relevant to industry and contemporary society needs.