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New technologies could embed videoconferencing in teaching and learning, says Beverley Head.   Videoconferencing first made a real splash during the 1989 pilots’ strike when corporate Australia was forced to look for alternative ways to hold interstate meetings. Now, videoconferencing ...

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Compacts not so compact

A compact university is neither efficient or world class. Dario Toncich explains why systems would work. The word compact has become almost as chic in university circles as the word Prius has become in Hollywood circles of environmentally aware celebrities ...

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UNE brouhaha picks up steam

Sir Laurence Street is unlikely to hand over his review of governance issues at the University of New England before the end of the year. Street told Campus Review last Friday that while he understood the review would go ahead, ...

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A surprising omission

There appears little space for regional and rural issues in the Bradley Review, says Dianne Bills and Trevor Gale. The Bradley review is now in full swing, fuelled by a late flurry of submissions from institutions, associations and individuals with ...

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The politics of fear on a warming planet

Success in dealing with climate change will depend on understanding how to change human behaviour, with and without the use of fear, says Carmen Lawrence. As most people now seem to agree, climate change is one of the greatest challenges ...

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The Gordian knot

A report from the OECD attempts to distil global trends in higher education. Despite its valiant effort, it doesn’t quite make it, says Leo Goedegebuure. Digesting all the information brought together by the OECD’s ‘Thematic Review of Tertiary Education’ was ...

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Letter from Japan

David Carter elicited some profound responses from his students in Tokyo on questions of national identity and landscape.   In a system where courses with half a dozen enrolments are considered quite respectable, I was almost patriotically happy to have ...

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Belonging to the magic quadrant

SunGard Higher Education, which set up its Australian operations a year ago, currently holds a slice of prime technology real estate – it’s got the top slot in Gartner’s “magic quadrant”. The magic quadrant is a device created by the ...

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In for a penny, in for a pound

It’s not often that the words enterprising and academic go together. But a UK university has so successfully turned the idea of academic enterprise into a wealth-creating, partnership-forming reality, it is redefining community engagement in the process. Academic enterprise is ...

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Credit where credit’s due

Creating global pathways should not be beyond our capability, says Tony Adams.   One of the more intractable issues that have confronted international education, and for that matter domestic education, has been the attitudes of many universities and academics to ...

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