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Response to Gonski doesn’t add up
The Australian Education Bill scheduled for debate in this parliamentary session is a public signal that the Gillard Government is committed to the Gonski Review’s school funding ‘reforms.’
Open Unis smarten up course delivery
Australia’s largest provider of online tertiary education, Open Universities Australia, is revamping the delivery style of its courses.
MOOC watch: how to get it wrong
An online course on how to teach online courses from MOOC provider Coursera has turned into a master class in how not to.
Donors want giving to schools to be much easier
Business leaders and charities are calling for simplified tax arrangements and capacity building in schools to encourage education philanthropy, after research revealed a reliance on small-scale fund-raising activities such as cake stalls when major foundations and trusts have millions of dollars to give away.
It’s free and revolutionising learning
The Australian Financial Review | Page 1 | 11 Feb 2013 | 1297 words
Opinions very enormously about the potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to shake out tertiary education.
Coursera enters bold new online world
Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng believes his company largest revenue stream over the next year will be a new service offering students identity checking and secure online exams which lead to course credits.
Time to fix silly reference writing game
It is academic reference season. Every day I receive requests from former and current students, or people whose work I have read or examined, or met in a lift, to write in support of their application for further study or for academic jobs. I’m usually happy to do my bit. But as these references accumulate in files around the world, I do wonder how many of them will ever be read.
Overseas students’ strong contribution
The latest estimates of the economic contribution to the Australian economy from education exports show that the industry directly creates 127,000 jobs and is responsible for nearly 1 per cent of gross domestic product GDP.
Abbot to outline higher education policies this month
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will outline the coalition’s higher education policies at the Universities Australia conference later this month.
Government quizzed over visa delays
Independent senator Nick Xenophon has confronted the federal government over delays to simpler visa processing arrangements for education and training businesses.