Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)

CFL Staff

BSc, PGDip(CS/IS), MCIS (S.Pac)

Present position:
Open Education Design Architect (URL: https://openedu.usp.ac.fj)

Section: Open Education Practices (OEP)

Contact details:
Location: TEDFuturesHUB, Laucala Campus
Tel: (+679) 323 2033, Fax: (+679) 323 1417
Email: deepak.bhartu(at)usp.ac.fj

Deepak joined the Learning Experience Design and Development team as a Learning Designer in 2014. He has worked in the education industry in the capacity of a learning designer and an educator for over nine years with experience in assisting the University of the South Pacific in online, blended and face-to-face course design, development and delivery. He is interested in the application and integration of technology into the learning environment in a way that both enhances learning and makes it easy for instructors and students to use. He has widespread knowledge in designing and developing online courses and also Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which includes proficiency in instructional design and development using elearning, Web 2.0 tools, and lecture capture tools, and working with various learning management systems.

Prior to joining CFL, he worked as a Tutor and Assistant Lecturer with the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS), USP. His interests include use of technology and pedagogy to promote education, MOOCs, playing computer games and socializing with friends and family.

  • Onwubolu, G. C., Sharma, A., Dayal, A., Bhartu, D., Shankar, A., and Katafono, K. (2008, September 15-19).  Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization and Group Method of Data Handling for Inductive Modeling. Paper presented at the International Conference on Inductive Modelling (ICIM), Kiev, Ukraine.


  • Bhartu, D, Newell, A., (2016). A New Wave of Pacific Learning and Teaching: The University Of The South Pacificís First Ever MOOC, Paper presented at the Eight Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Bhartu, D. (2011). Online Assessment Methods for Mathematics. Symposium presentation at the International Conference on Mathematics of Date: Mathematics Education and Practice, Allahabad, India.