http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/unis-told-to-act-to-meet-demand-of-asias-middle-classes/story-e6frgcjx-1226498125207Mr Robb, a former vocational and further education minister, raised eyebrows in May when he said Australia could be teaching 10 million international students within a decade -- up from about 700,000 at present. His office stood by the prediction, saying he had revised his original estimate of three to eight million following industry feedback.He said "strangling red tape" and a "one-size-fits-all approach" were preventing Australian institutions from capitalising on extraordinary demographic change in the Asia Pacific, which would boast two-thirds of the world's middle class by 2030 -- up from just 28 per cent in 2009.
Mainstreaming the Disruption: Up-skilling for Online Learning
Senior Leadership ConferenceMainstreaming the Disruption:Up-skilling for Online LearningProfessor Jeremy WilliamsAsia Pacific Management CentreGriffith Business School
http://goo.gl/WvIJH1. Unbundle higher education services1. Integrate digital learning technologies across all curricula1. Redefine roles and workload2. Get serious about service quality and who gets value1. Transition from VLE to PLE
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital AgeSiemens (2005) http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htmBuilding tinkering learning sharing buildingStudents do this routinely every day …using their ...
From teaching to learning Old World: Teacher Centric New World: Learner Centric
The outcome:participatory Learner centric: student as consumer and producer of knowledge Assessment of learning grounded in reality: outcomeauthentic driven learning; learning that lasts beyond the testflexible Multi-modal in format: catering to different learning styles and different life styles