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Adelaide’s path to transformation

A major initiative at Adelaide University aims to harness all aspects of technology to deliver a richer student experience. By Dallas Bastian. A 10-year plan to transform the way technology is integrated into learning and the campus experience is under ...

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University of Wollongong offers MOOCs course

The University of Wollongong has joined Australian massive open online course (MOOC) provider Open2Study, to deliver free online courses to the public. The first UOW MOOC which will run for four weeks aims to provide comprehensive research and science-based information ...

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Better for everyone

Trials of new tools within the VET sector aim to standardise procedures for maximum benefits. By Dallas Bastian The 2012–13 Emerging Technology Trials, overseen by the E-standards Expert Group (EEG) identifies ways in which new technologies can be applied across ...

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Diversity is a strength – embrace it

To reach their full potential, Australian universities must take advantage of one of their greatest assets. By Jan Thomas There’s no shortage of commentators giving advice to Australian universities these days. This, of course, is not surprising given the importance ...

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Don’t be so rigid

Universities are going to have to be flexible to meet the demands of modern students and get the best out of staff. By John Dewar “The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements ...

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MOOCs and the corporate world

p>Internet-based learning is here to stay; traditional educators in the realm of business need to adjust.  By James Guthrie Technological advances and the rise of online education models, in particular massive open online courses (MOOCs), are changing the higher education landscape. ...

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Tactics shift with the times

p>Higher education is changing more rapidly than ever and marketing needs to adjust just as quickly. By Neil Shewan Over this decade there will be more change in university brands than in any other we have seen. My son – ...

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Researchers under the microscope

Projects face greater scrutiny all around as competition for dollars increases. By Louis White The much publicised drama over Queensland University of Technology scientists who received more than $1 million to produce a now-discredited research paper is one of 52 ...

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Stop worrying and love the MOOC

Free online offerings can be the catalyst for much needed change in campus offerings. By Jo Dane Fear of change versus fear of not changing – this is the bind facing many university academics and administrators at present. The necessity ...

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Swinburne joins the MOOC torrent

Technical university joins growing trend with three announced online courses. By Aileen Macalintal Swinburne University of Technology has joined institutions worldwide in offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), through Open Universities Australia (OUA) free platform, Open2Study, which launched in March ...

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