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Massey University is committed to exploiting the potential of the internet and new digital media to enhance the learning experience. However, we know that many of our students feel anxious about their level of computer and online skills when they think about study through Massey University by distance learning.
The following list helps to indicate the basic skills and requirements expected of our distance students when the programme of study is supported by online learning.
*A broadband connection is usually required for courses which are fully taught online via Stream.
If you are looking at buying a new computer or upgrading your current one, we recommend the following specifications as a minimum:
Some courses make use of PC-only software. You should take this into account if you are planning to purchase an Apple Macintosh computer. Apple retailers can offer advice on Mac/PC compatibility.
If you need further advice on the computing requirements for a particular course please contact the relevant department or course coordinator. If you want more general guidance on computers in distance learning, contact the Online Teaching Support Consultant by phoning 0800 MASSEY or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page authorised by Director, Student Administration
Last updated on Thursday 08 December 2016