Glossary of terms

Learner Directed Hours: Hours of independent study expected to be undertaken by a student.

Learning Agreement: The learning agreement is the contract for the pattern of study that is agreed to between the student/client and RMIT. It may include the employer as a third stakeholder making certain commitments, for example to grant time release, to enable employee access to company data or equipment or to agree to supervisor roles and practices. In most cases the learning agreement is reached through an enrolment process.

Learning Hub: The online portal to the distributed learning system, sometimes called Online@RMIT.

Learning Object: Digital learning resources such as text, images, video, audio-visuals, etc. which can be used by staff and students to enhance the student's awareness and appreciation of a topic being taught. Many learning objects can be used / reused to support the learning experiences of multiple courses.

Learning Resources: Learning resources assist students with their learning experience in a course, and can be any of the following: prescribed texts, reference books, journals, websites, industry models, case studies, online discussion boards, threaded discussions, databases, conference papers, professional association articles, statistics, and video conferencing.

Leave of Absence: An approved break from a program after it has commenced e.g. for work, financial or family reasons. Leave can be taken for a maximum of 12 months at a time. See also Deferment.

LOA: Leave of absence, see also Leave of Absence

Load: Credit points and/or hours for subjects studied. Load is calculated at the course level and is used for the generation of fees and determination of eligibility for government allowances etc.

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