“Any revolutionary technology disrupts what we currently do, and that’s always disconcerting, but it opens up a new series of possibilities and that’s exciting” – Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor University of Melbourne.
Watch the AARNews interview with Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. This is the first video in our series of interviews with R&E sector leaders exploring the rise of network-enabled teaching and learning. Professor Davis talks about the impact, pros, cons and future of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for higher education.
The MOOC is one the innovative online learning models to emerge in recent years that leverage networking technologies and challenge the traditional on-campus classroom model of teaching and learning. MOOCs have made institutions and academics available to the world in ways that have never been possible before, and while less students are physically attending lectures these days, more students are coming on-campus to socialise and collaborate.
As for the future, Professor Davis says the notion that much of education is online is here to stay and the notion that most degrees are blended degrees, a combination of online study and on-campus study will become very common – we’re just at the start of the higher education transformation.
Aug 15, 2017
REGISTER NOW FOR GLIF 2017 - the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop, hosted by AARNet at Sydney University 25-27 September This event brings together leading network experts from around the world to collaborate and exchange knowledge on new networking technologies, pathfinding, middleware and applications. The workshop has a specific focus on how global...
Aug 4, 2017
Technologists working on networking and networked technologies at AARNet-connected universities and research institutions gathered in Melbourne on 22 & 23 June 2017 for Networkshop. Watch the video to hear what some of the highlights were for delegates. Networkshop 2017 was a two-day technical community-building event with an emphasis on technical...
Jul 27, 2017
Technologists working on networking and/or networked technologies at AARNet-connected universities and research institutions gathered in Melbourne on 22 & 23 June 2017 for Networkshop. Watch the video to find out what some of the highlights were for delegates. This was a terrific technical community-building event with an emphasis on...