The Future of Higher Education: the changing role of the academic

Forbes, Amy (2013) The Future of Higher Education: the changing role of the academic.

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Abstract

Conversations with Professor Simon Marginson (Monash) and Professor Rui Yang (University of Hong Kong) on the future of Higher Education.

The Higher Education landscape has changed dramatically in the last ten years. The rise of MOOCs and the importance accorded to branding and delivery of content has been highlighted. China has led the way in catering to a diverse group of students demanding a particular brand of education and Australia has not kept up. Professor Simon Marginson talks about the need for Australia to find its niche in the higher education sector which may include enhanced research activity through broader collaboration in East Asia including sending our best students overseas for enhanced mobility and learning.

Research Statement

Research Background This non-traditional research output (video production) was requested by the VC for presentation at the 2013 Universities Australia conference. There was no funding provided for this research.
Research Contribution As countries like China expand its focus in the higher education sector, Australia lags behind. It is still grappling with he demand-driven system it has found itself in and needs to find its niche in the sector if it is to survive. This research captures the views of two of the leading figures in higher education management. Simon Marginson is Professor of International Highaer Education at the Institute of Education, University College London, and Director of the ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education. Rui Yang is Associate Dean (Cross-border/International Engagement) and Professor, Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education, The University of HongKong.
Research Significance This video was presented at the 2013 Universities Australia conference under a panel chaired by JCU Vice Chancellor Sandra Harding.
Item ID: 45908
Item Type: Video
Media of Output: Digital video
Keywords: higher education, MOOCS, research funding, Marginson
Additional Information:

The work was presented by VC Sandra Harding at the 2013 Universities Australia conference. The main themes explored during this conference 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.

Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 03:14
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems @ 75%
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