Building a Smarter Campus: Deakin University

Building a Smarter Campus: Deakin University

Although Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia is relatively new in terms of universities (it was founded less than 50 years ago) they have made significant achievement in this time in reaching the the top 3% of rankings in higher education institutions worldwide. Critical to the university’s continued success is its…

Innovating Inside and Outside the University

Innovating Inside and Outside the University

Innovation is a major focus for Australian universities, its industry partners, government and the broader economy. Australia’s capacity to transition to an advanced services and knowledge-driven economy will depend substantially on its capacity to innovate, and to scale that innovation. Consistently, Scandinavian countries rank among the most innovative. So, to…

Innovation at Work

Innovation at Work

In July of this year, business, government and higher education leaders met at Flinders University to discuss ‘innovation at work’ at the Tonsley Precinct in Adelaide, Australia. The discussions during the Business/Higher Education Roundtable centered on better understanding the impact of technology and digital disruption with a focus on how…

SW TAFE Improves Student Experience With Smart Classrooms

SW TAFE Improves Student Experience With Smart Classrooms

South West Institute of TAFE is the largest provider of technical and vocational education in the southwest part of the State Victoria, Australia. Spread over four campuses and a large geographical area, SW TAFE was determined to provide staff and students with the capacity to learn virtually as well as…

Preparing the Future Australian Workforce for the Digital Economy

Preparing the Future Australian Workforce for the Digital Economy

When people think about the impact of technology on education, they tend to focus on how the Internet has changed the classroom experience. Blended learning is now a common delivery model in universities and vocational education, and the use of video to connect students in remote locations is common to…