In today’s world, children use ICT to play, live and learn. Outside of the classroom children are used to embracing technology using ipads, tablets and social media to connect, so it makes sense for these tools to be hijacked for the benefits of education.
An impressive essay on the changes hitting the higher education sector globally should send a chill through anyone involved in the sector today. Entitled ‘An Avalanche in Coming‘, and published by the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research, it sums up powerfully the wide range of challenges facing education institutions, and the new ones to come.
The cultural difficulties of the increasing partnerships between universities across the globe
We’ve been talking for the past few months about the increasing globalisation of universities across the globe. Many institutions are setting up campuses and creating partnerships with their counterparts on the other side of the world, to much success.
A new report by Ernst and Young, forecasts a range of problems for Australian institutions if they stick with their outdated model.
Universities down under have a fairly traditional approach to Higher Education, with the standard model being one of a broad based teaching and research institution, ‘supported by a large asset base and a large, predominantly in-house back office’.
Recently UNIT4 sponsored the EUNIS conference in Portugal. The aim of the annual event is to bring together international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff to share research and developments in IT, and work together to further advance higher education institutions through software innovation.