Themed Universities in the new era: stirred not shaken, next year’s conference will have a particular emphasis on the effects of accelerating globalisation and will tackle the latest developments in digital teaching and learning.
Conference sessions include:
- Bricks or clicks – is there a winner?
- MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) – magnificent monsters or malediction?
- Towards a sustainable research system
- Social media in corporate communication: shaking not stirring
- Work integrated learning
- The New Colombo Plan
- Philanthropy and its role in society
- Leadership in Indigenous higher education
“To understand just how fast the higher education landscape is changing, we need only look at the evolution of MOOCs from a quaint sounding acronym to a global higher education phenomenon,” said Belinda Robinson, Chief Executive of Universities Australia.
“Yet this is just one of a number of developments that continue to stir and shape the higher education landscape. A new Government has added its policy agenda to the mix and we are also witnessing the changing role and importance of philanthropy – especially given recent headline-making donations to universities.
“It is with this rapidly changing and exciting landscape in mind, that we have designed the 2014 program,” Ms Robinson said.
The Conference will be held on 26 and 27 February 2014, at the National Convention Centre Canberra. Satellite events will be held on 28 February.
To learn more about the conference, including online registration (at an early bird rate) and full program, visit the conference website.
Universities Australia thanks Acquire Learning, Campus Living Villages, ICSA Boardroom Apps, National Australia Bank, Unitemps, Brookfield Johnson Controls, Elsevier and Teachers Health Fund for their support of the 2014 conference.