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Student seepage worrisome: government

“People are making complicated – and sometimes deeply personal – decisions to withdraw from study when life gets in the way. We shouldn’t pressure students to stay enrolled if they need to care for a dying parent, for instance, and ...

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Advancing AI in higher education

How higher education might respond to AI and the case for lifelong learning Higher education has, for decades, been instrumental in developing and adopting new technology and new ways of working. From the beginning, universities cultivated the so-called digital revolution ...

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Community languages institute gets green light

The University of Sydney is set to embark on its newest project – a research institute for community languages education – after it was granted $7.6 million in funding from the NSW Government. Dignitaries including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for ...

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Rethinking online delivery

How universities can resolve student retention woes following fee increases. Student acquisition and retention rates are arguably the biggest challenges for Australian universities. While several factors contribute to this, a key concern is the cost of studying in Australia. This ...

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Higher education is risky business

Universities are under increasing risk from fraudsters and cybercriminals. Australia’s higher education sector is under some pressure as a result of the government’s Higher Education Reform Package. Disruption of any kind increases risk in any organisation, but when disruption involves ...

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Universities redefine classrooms

Classrooms are being redefined as universities seek smarter ways to learn. In the past decade, e-learning has become one of the most common buzzwords in education. Look inside the modern classroom or lecture theatre and you will be hard pressed ...

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Higher education reforms fail in the senate

The federal government’s proposed higher education reforms have hit a wall and failed in the senate, after the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) rejected the key elements of the controversial package yesterday. The three-senator and one MP team has effectively ruled out ...

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