The online evolution: when technology meets tradition in higher education

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Author: Norton, Andrew; Sonnemann, Julie; McGannon, Cassie


Online higher education is not new, but in 2012 it caught popular attention. Hundreds of media stories about ‘MOOCs’ - massive open online courses – drove a surge in enrolments. By March 2013 more than three million people around the world had enrolled in Coursera, the largest MOOC provider. High-profile universities, including the University of Melbourne, rushed to make their course materials available via MOOCs. Time Magazine published a cover story on online technology ‘reinventing college’, asking if it could make higher education better and cheaper. Despite the hype around purely...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Technology; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Educational technology; Technological change; Online system; Learning method; Teaching method

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Grattan Institute, 2013

Physical description: 60 p.

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Series: Grattan Institute report; no. 2013-3, April 2013

ISBN: 9781925015294

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 112.646

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