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The drag-and-drop MBA

A few days ago, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania put the first year of its MBA online for free (with the help of Coursera). This is hugely significant and here’s why. Currently ranked no. 3 in the world by the Financial Times behind Harvard

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How business schools should be preparing for MOOCs

I presented at the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) institutional members meeting in Sydney this morning. My key message — in the wake of the Georgia Tech-Udacity tie-up — is that business schools ought to be preparing for

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How to promote digital literacies among faculty

In the recently published NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis, Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-18, it stated (p.3) that (shock, horror) there is a need for more faculty training to improve digital media literacy ‘before being asked to teach,

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Why MOOCs matter

Amid all the hoo-har about MOOCs and the will-they won’t-they debate over their impact on university business models, a piece by Tom Friedman caught my eye the other day on the rise of the ‘celebrity professor’. The stimulus for the

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Mainstreaming the disruption

This slide deck I presented at a senior leadership conference at Griffith University last week. The essence of my argument is that the higher education sector is entering a perfect storm with the problems of student indebtedness, budget deficits and

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RevolutiOnline.edu

There was a star-studded round table session at the World Economic Forum at Davos last week entitled ‘RevolutiOnline.edu: Online Education Changing the World’. The session was moderated by Thomas Friedman, and the speakers included Larry Summers (former Harvard President), Bill Gates, Peter

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The open education movement: What does it mean for your institution?

Image source: thechronicleherald.ca I came across a nice post (via @catspyjamasnz) today that gathers together some of the themes I have been blogging about in recent weeks. Roland Sussex succinctly defines ‘open education’ and then goes on to contextualise what

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