Digital transformation in higher education
With the rise of online and blended learning and the development of free online courses from leading universities, many have predicted a period of great change ahead in higher education.
How can the university sector best respond to this revolution? What will be the impact on teaching, learning, the student experience and the physical infrastructure of university campuses?
Over recent weeks authors at The Conversation have put forward their ideas on how the university sector can respond to the online revolution underway in higher education.
Five of these authors presented their ideas on the future of higher education in a conversation with Tertiary Education Minister, Senator Chris Evans, at a symposium hosted by the Office for Learning and Teaching and The Conversation on 22 October . You can still take part.
The five panelists wereselected from a shortlist of 15 articles on the topic of predicted change ahead in higher education.
The panel consisted of:
- Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor and President, Deakin University
- Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education), University of Tasmania
- Professor David Lamond, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Offshore Branch Campus Development), Victoria University
- Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Teaching, Learning ,Equity), University of Technology, Sydney
- Mr Paul Wappett, CEO, Open Universities Australia
- Ms Donherra Walmsley, President, National Union of Students, responding on behalf of students.
How to participate
View the video or listen to the podcast at The Conversation
Twitter: #FutureHigherEd https://twitter.com/search/FutureHigherEd
Read and comment on the shortlist of 15 articles: www.theconversation.edu.au