• Australian universities should rethink their broken business model

    Marcus Hellyer     |      May 29, 2020

    COVID-19 offers Australian universities a one-time opportunity to rethink their currently failing business model, which appears to be built on greed and scale rather than a real commitment to offering a high-quality educational and life experience.

  • Education technology and student privacy

    Lisa Archbold     |      May 16, 2020

    COVID-19 has highlighted the increasing growth of education technology or EdTech, but more legal reform is needed for children’s privacy as they learn online.

  • Rethinking digital education

    Neil Selwyn     |      May 3, 2020

    Global school shutdowns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed online education and virtual schooling to the forefront of the political agenda, but this sudden change is also prompting a reconsideration of what constitutes ‘digital competence’ for the teaching profession.

  • Australian universities need international students

    Kate Clayton     |      May 3, 2020

    Consecutive government funding cuts have forced universities to become reliant on international students for funding. As universities restructure in response to COVID-19, both universities and international students are at risk.

  • The world becomes our classroom

    Brendan Hitchens     |      May 1, 2020

    Educators and government have long talked about 21st Century learning, but COVID-19 presents an opportunity to reevaluate our attitudes to modern education – right here, right now.

  • A steep learning curve for education

    Dragan Gasevic     |      April 27, 2020

    The COVID crisis has forced schools and universities to embrace online learning with a speed they couldn’t have predicted. What lessons have been learned for the future by this crash course in digital learning?

  • A brave new world of education

    Amanda Heffernan     |      April 22, 2020

    The global pandemic has changed the way we think about schools, communities, and society as a whole – and will continue to do so for some time. 

  • Helping year 12 students stay on track

    Joe Sullivan     |      April 21, 2020

    As Term 2 starts for many students, COVID-19 means schooling at home has become a reality. So, how can parents and carers help? Particularly those in their final year of school?

  • Get off the internet

    Pasi Sahlberg     |      April 18, 2020

    Teachers say most students have lost the ability to focus, are less empathetic and spend less time on physical activity than they used to be, and overuse of digital devices may be to blame.

  • One billion hours of time

    Emil Temnyalov     |      April 15, 2020

    If the economy has shed the equivalent of one million jobs, then we’ve gained about one billion hours of available time, so how can we use it productively?

  • School’s not out forever

    Neil Selwyn     |      March 28, 2020

    While the classroom might appear an old-fashioned concept, COVID-19 is demonstrating that there is something irreplaceable about students and teachers coming together to learn in person.

  • Optimising online education

    Kay Harrison     |      March 17, 2020

    Australia’s schools and universities haven’t yet been ordered to close, but many countries have already taken this step, and the quality of online education must be optimised to ensure students don’t miss out.