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New MOOC to explore what uni is like

Charles Sturt University has launched a MOOC aimed at developing students’ pre-tertiary achievement levels and to explore aspects of the transition to university. CSU project manager Craig Billingham said the What’s Uni Like? MOOC is being promoted to Australian universities, ...

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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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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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Technology the key to faster recovery

Education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Maayken Van den berg, a postdoctoral research fellow from Flinders University. Van den berg is involved in a world-first study, looking at whether technology such as iPad apps and interactive games can help older ...

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Students value technology when picking uni

The integration of new and emerging technologies into learning spaces is a key factor influencing prospective students’ choice of university. Results from a newly released survey of 1500 students – made up of those studying and recent graduates – from Australia, India, Singapore, ...

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Technology spending set to rise

Increasingly tight budgets mean that spending on technology will be constrained in the education sector over the next 12 months according to leading IT analyst Gartner. But from 2013-2015 the organisation expects a significant uptick, particularly spending on telecommunications and ...

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