What is USPNet?
USPNet is a satellite-communications network that links campuses and centres in all 12 member countries. Fiji Centres in Lautoka and Labasa are linked to the system via land lines, as opposed to the satellite. USPNet features include data transmission (such as PowerPoint and audio-graphics), e-mail, WebCT, audio conferences, video conferences, video broadcasting, and Internet service.
Using USPNet Video, students are able to see and hear lecturers and tutors as well as see maps, books, photographs, charts, diagrams, video tapes, and even slides from a microscope. The power to see greatly enriches your learning experience.
In a video conference, students can easily ask questions, discuss ideas, clarify information, and share a joke or two. Experience shows that students who participate in video conferences tend to perform better in their courses and develop more satisfying relationships with their lecturers, tutors and regional student colleagues.
Students can book sessions on the USPNet system as well, perhaps to complete group projects with students in the region or to talk with university staff members. USPNet is owned and operated by USP and is reserved strictly for university-related activities.