Learning platforms are a key factor in your learning experience, which is why Melbourne has invested in the Insendi, an online learning platform designed specifically for business education and for busy professionals.
Traditionally we’ve learnt through face-to-face classes and a learning management system with readings and course information. In some cases, online learning has seen a ‘lift and shift’ approach with the ‘online’ component moving the lecture from the classroom to a video. The Insendi platform seeks to break this mould.
Insendi is challenging the online business education space by asking universities to reconsider how they teach online. The platform is built around your interactions with the content and with other learners, so studying also becomes about growing your professional network. Melbourne’s approach in using the Insendi platform has been to divide the subject into small segments, as little as 5min or up to 1 hour and consider what the optimal activity could be for you to achieve your learning outcome. There might be polls, chats, readings, audio, video, a quiz, multiple choice or voting.
Who you will learn from
You’ll be taught by leading specialists in the supply chain field known for their research and teaching expertise.
- Associate Professor Vikram Bhakoo, Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities
Vikram’s research focuses on supply chain sustainability and risk, technology adoption and buyer/supplier relationships. His research has been published in the leading operations management journals. He is an experienced supply chain consultant to industry in Australia and India.
- Associate Professor William Ho, Supply Chain Frameworks
William’s research interests include strategic sourcing and supplier performance management, supply chain risk management, and sustainable supply chain management. He has done applied research with industrial collaborators in the automotive and electronics manufacturing, bioenergy, and healthcare sectors. He has won a number of awards for teaching excellence both at Melbourne and in the United Kingdom.
- Assistant Professor Niharika Garud, Designing Supply Chains
Niharika’s research and management consulting experience are in the areas of technology and innovation management, R&D management, entrepreneurship and organizational behaviour. Niharika has conducted research, teaching and consulting work at universities and organizations in Asia, USA, Germany and Australia and has a background in engineering.
- Dr Zahra Seyedghorban, Designing Supply Chains
Zahra is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include digital supply chain management, Innovation in Supply Chain, sustainability, and procurement. Prior to joining academia, Zahra worked in the manufacturing and automotive industries in procurement and category management roles and continues to work closely with I have been working with CIPSA (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia).
- Dr Lusheng Shao, Supply Chain Analytics
Lusheng is Senior Lecturer of Operations Management and is an academic fellow in Melbourne Business School's Centre for Business Analytics. His research areas are supply chain management and sustainable operations. He has won a number of teaching awards and has previously worked in consulting in Sydney.
- Professor Danny Samson, Program Director
Danny is a known expert in operations management and has extensive experience in researching, teaching and consulting to industry in Australia and overseas in the areas of supply chain, innovation and quality management.