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Open2Study reaches 100,000 students

Open2Study Media    |     28 October 2013 In just six months,  Open Universities Australia has reached 100,000 enrolments in its free online learning platform with 53,000 students from more than 180 countries undertaking one or more of its massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Open2Study began by offering 10 free subjects in April, with each taking four weeks to complete. The platform currently offers 32 courses with Principles of Project Management, Food, Nutrition & Your Health, Writing for the Web, User Experience for the Web and Strategic Management attracting the highest enrolments. With new subjects added almost every month, the Open2Study team expects to have up to 50 … [Read more...]

University World News – 3 November 2013

Click headlines to see full articles_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ JAPANStepping up research collaboration with Asia, AfricaSuvendrini KakuchiAiming to strengthen Japan’s global influence and soft power through the internationalisation of higher education, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is turning the spotlight on research collaboration – in particular strengthening joint research with developing countries in Africa and Asia.GLOBALWISE – Can universities keep up with the future?Yojana SharmaCan university leaders ensure that their institutions keep up with rapid changes in … [Read more...]

Australian Financial Review 30 September 2013

This is the Australian Financial Review's own summary of lead items in its online education supplement. As this is a subscription service, you or your organisation will need to have a subscription to The Australian Financial Review to view the full article. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pyne keen on easier post-grad residency for foreign students The Abbott government will look at liberalising immigration rules, including offering easier permanent residency, to encourage more international students to come to Australia in an effort to boost Australia's $14 billion a year … [Read more...]

The Australian Higher Education Supplement 18 September 2013

This is The Australian‘s own summary of lead items in its online edition. As this is a subscription service, you or your organisation will need to have a subscription to The Australian to view the full article. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Coalition spreads workload John Ross TONY Abbott has structured his government for a hands-off approach to tertiary education and research. Student protest over Taib plaza Kylar Loussikian STUDENTS at the University of Adelaide will agitate for the renaming of a plaza that honours one of Malaysia's most … [Read more...]

Australian Financial Review 16 September 2013

This is the Australian Financial Review's  own summary of lead items in its online education supplement. As this is a subscription service, you or your organisation will need to have a subscription to The Australian Financial Review to view the full article. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ World to fund Melbourne Uni The University of Melbourne's historic fund-raising campaign is targeting overseas benefactors in the hope of raising $500 million for scholarships, research and facilities by 2017. Coursework postgraduate student numbers rise over decade In the past decade … [Read more...]

Australian Financial Review 26 August 2013

This is the Australian Financial Review's own summary of lead items in its online education supplement. As this is a subscription service, you or your organisation will need to have a subscription to The Australian Financial Review to view the full article. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Monash University business school gets top accreditation The Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University has been awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation, making it one of only 60 business schools worldwide to have all three of the major business and economics accreditations. IDPEducation … [Read more...]

ACER Higher Education Update – August 2013

Features Taking higher education assessment from the boutique to eBay The move to massive open online courses reflects the shift of higher education to an eBay approach to curriculum and teaching, but assessment remains a boutique enterprise, as Hamish Coates explains. Growing attainment in higher education Australia has seen significant growth in university enrolments in recent years, with private providers contributing to national aims of increasing attainment, as Daniel Edwards explains. Profiling the diversity of Australian universities A … [Read more...]

The Australian Higher Education Supplement 21 August 2013

This is The Australian‘s own summary of lead items in its online edition. As this is a subscription service, you or your organisation will need to have a subscription to The Australian to view the full article. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Student visas in crossfire of 457s ANDREW TROUNSON THE TAFE sector has slammed the Rudd government's failure to extend streamlined student visa processing beyond universities. Day of rage for campuses over cuts KYLAR LOUSSIKIAN STAFF and students rallied yesterday as part of the third national day of action … [Read more...]

The Australian Higher Education Supplement 31 July 2013

This is The Australian‘s own summary of lead items in its online edition. As this is a subscription service, you or your organisation will need to have a subscription to The Australian to view the full article. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bosses decry skills quality Andrew Trounson A LEAKED Victorian government-commissioned survey has found that employers are losing faith in the quality of training qualifications. On Coursera to the future Julie Hare TWO more Group of Eight universities will sign up with education technology platform Coursera … [Read more...]

OUA signs up NZ’s Massey Uni

OUA News    |      22 July 2013 Open2Study, Open University Australia’s (OUA) free online education platform. has signed up New Zealand’s Massey University as its first international partner. Open2Study already has a dozen established relationships with Australian institutions and universities such as Griffith, Macquarie and RMIT.   OUA says this recent move is part of Open2Study’s strategy to provide its global student body with access to international educators. With over 50 years in the industry, Massey University is New Zealand's largest university provider of distance and online learning, with about half its 34,000 students studying by distance. Open2Study currently offers … [Read more...]