The main themes explored during this conference, held in Canberra at the end of February, were around funding, for research and developing R & E partnerships in Asia; the rise of the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online and blended learning models; and the changing role of academics as a result of these trends.
Highlights included the keynotes by the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, and the Hon. Tony Abbott, Leader of the Opposition, Liberal Party of Australia.
Interesting perspectives were also presented by Dr Diana Oblinger, CEO EDUCAUSE and Dr Ellen Junn, San Jose State University at the plenary session, Higher education and the digital economy – where to from here?
In his opening keynote address, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, the Hon. Chris Bowen MP spoke about:
In his keynote address, the Hon. Tony Abbott, Leader of the Opposition, spoke about:
At the plenary session Higher education and the digital economy – where to from here? , Dr Diana Oblinger, CEO EDUCAUSE, presented (via video) an optimistic view of where the best of breed IT solutions for education are heading:
Dr Ellen Junn from San Jose State University (SJSU) then spoke about threats to tradition coming from MOOCS:
www.pollev.com (Interesting use of the free web based app for Interactive technology – allows attendee to text responses as codes in real time)
Mar 28, 2017
Three AARNet staff members were among around 200 members of the scientific community attending this year's annual Science Meets Parliament event (SmP2017) in Canberra on 21 and 22 March. The two-day gathering is hosted by peak body Science & Technology Australia (STA) and included a day of professional development, a...
Sep 16, 2016
Enabling Data Flow between HASS and GLAMs Workshop When: Friday 14 October Where: Pullman - Albert Park, Melbourne AARNet Presenters: Ingrid Mason. Deployment strategist (eResearch), Chris Myers. Solutions consultant (architecture and applications), Hilary Goodson. Strategic engagement (customer relations), Guido Aben. Director (eResearch) . We're holding a half-day Workshop will be held at the eResearch Australasia Conference...
Sep 13, 2016
Registrations are now open for AARNet's Science DMZ workshop When: 10 October 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm Where: Pullman - Albert Park, Melbourne Presenter: Chris Myers - Solutions consultant (architecture and applications) for AARNet. This is a pre-conference workshop for the eResearch Australasia Conference , on 10-14 October 2016. The workshop will give attendees an overview...