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More people are learning what they want, wherever they want. Wes Mountain, The Conversation

The three things universities must do to survive disruption

Technology has disrupted the way universities offer courses, the types of skills we will need, and the duration for which we will need them. Here are three things universities must do to survive.
The classic lecture theatre hasn’t changed much over the centuries. Justin Kern/Flickr

Let’s not abandon the humble lecture quite yet

Lectures are being abandoned in favour of "flipped" classes, with lots of short videos and quizzes. But the lecture format has merits that shouldn't be overlooked.
People argue over whether learning should take place online or face-to-face, but does it have to be one or the other? Flickr/Noticias UFM

Online vs face-to-face learning: why can’t we have both?

Ever since the invention of the printed word, academics have been arguing about the proper place of technology in teaching. On one side are those who I’ll call the traditionalists who insist on the primacy…
Should lectures come with a warning label that they may cause drowsiness and hinder learning? Shutterstock

Are lectures a good way to learn?

Imagine a future where university enrolment paperwork is accompanied by the statement: Warning: lectures may stunt your academic performance and increase risk of failure. Researchers from the United States…
Is technology signalling the end to university lectures? www.shutterstock.com.au

To lecture or not to lecture: is technology reinventing the campus?

With technology changing the landscape of higher education, The Conversation is running a series “Re-imagining the Campus” on the future of campus learning. Here, Tom Cochrane outlines how technology is…

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