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Nicoll named TEQSA chief

 As the inaugural chief commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Nicoll will lead four other commissioners — also announced last week. Together, they will administer the statutory body’s new powers over some 190 providers, starting January ...

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Education bodies back eLearning project

Innovation fund set up to help develop prototypes for open source learning system. By Beverley Head. A $200,000 eLearning Innovation Fund has been established to identify university developed e-learning projects that could, with a little more work and funding, be ...

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Fraser’s framework for a knowledge economy

Imagine a farmer leaning on his pitch fork as the first steam train pulls into the local village a couple of hundred years ago. He probably hasn’t stopped work to contemplate the profoundly disruptive changes the industrial revolution is about ...

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AQFC should merge with national regulator: Withers

As the new qualifications framework is launched, Universities Australia says it may be best for the AQF Council to be incorporated into a national regulator. Universities Australia has suggested that the Australian Qualifications Framework Council may need to fold into ...

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IPad program increases textbook use

University of Adelaide science needed a device for seamless access and the exchange of information so students could learn to educate themselves so they chose the iPad. The introduction of Apple iPads for all science undergraduates at the University of ...

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Demise of the sage on the stage

Louise Williams asks whether universities will still matter in the future The way Bill Gates sees it, the university, as we know it, is an endangered species. “Five years from now – on the web for free – you’ll be ...

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