VUSSC Course Catalogue



As the fourth of fourth courses, this free MOOC focuses on how developing a sustainable Blue Economy is relevant to countries across the world. The five-week course is divided into five units:


Unit 1: Climate and Coastal Adaptation

Unit 2: Coastal and Marine Tourism

Unit 3: Maritime Transport and Ports

Unit 4: Maritime Security  

Unit 5: Waste Assimilation


This MOOC is facilitated by Kelly Hoareau, Director of the James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute at University of Seychelles (UniSey) and delivered through a partnership between two internationally recognized institutions:



More information on the course contents and course outcomes is available here or in this course flyer.

DIGITAL INCLUSION: Addressing Cyberviolence and Online Hate against Women


Global figures indicate that almost three quarters (73%) of women have experienced some form of cyberviolence, online gender-based violence that is as pervasive and destructive as offline violence. Rooted in gender inequalities found in society, it includes cyber-harassment, violations of privacy and hate speech.


Join Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman, Senior lecturer at the Open University’s (UK) Institute of Technology, and Ms Vilma Gregory, a multimedia expert and communications consultant as they discuss cyberviolence, its prevalence and impact, and suggest measures and practices for preventing and protecting against it.


Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Time: 10 am (Pacific Standard Time)

More information: Brochure PDF

POWER UP webinar starts Oct. 29


Join Joyce Seitzinger, Director of Student Experience Innovation at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Online as she explains the many benefits of learning design systems.


These design systems are commonly used in digital product design, with some of the most famous belong to global companies such as the BBC and Google. Find out how design systems not only help these companies maintain a recognisable brand and a visual look and feel for their customers but also how they go much deeper than that.


Design systems also affect user interactions and expectations; how internal development teams work together; and how good design and user experience is managed across the ecosystem of interfaces that these companies maintain for their users.


Joyce will demonstrate how a design system can be a powerful tool for scaling the creation of digital learning experiences, particularly in environments where many different partners need to work together and show how a learning design system helps to:

  • serve students better consistently
  • support teachers
  • coordinate work
  • accelerate work
  • maintain quality

More details on the webinar are available on the course poster.