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Quality 101: students need a say

Students should play a major role in defining successful higher education outcomes. This word ‘quality’ is something I have often come across in daily life as the president of the Council of International Students Australia. I think this is one ...

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Blended learning is the future

Technology is changing the way educational intuitions will deliver learning now and in the future, a technology leader in the tertiary education sector says. In an exclusive interview, Peter Nikoletatos, executive director and chief information officer at La Trobe University ...

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Lomborg searches for think tank host

Bjorn Lomborg has led the search for a home for his taxpayer-funded Australian think tank. The federal government decided more than a year ago it would help Lomborg set up a think tank based on the model used at his ...

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Technology to remake unis by 2020

Virtual reality classrooms, wearable technologies and the use of metadata to identify struggling students will revolutionise the way Australia’s university students learn, new research forecasting future technology trends states. The research, by Open Universities Australia (OUA) and global not-for-profit group ...

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Public scrutiny improves policy

The difference in how two Labor governments handled criticism of programs shows how bringing problems to light leads to better reform. By John Mitchell Just one glance at the policy failures in the VET sector suggests there is eminent sense ...

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