Monday, June 03, 2013

Book on the Future of Australian Universities

In "Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the future of universities" (University Of Queensland Press, 2013), Peter Coaldrake and Lawrence Stedman look at where Australian universities came from and where they might be going. This book is very up to date, addressing recent university reforms by the Australian government and putting them into context. Most usefully they discuss the role of e- learning and of Massive Open On-line Course (MOOCs). Like any good academic work, this book raises more questions than it answers.
But Coaldrake and Stedman are cautious about predicting the future and seem to see universities being much as they are now. 

ps: Thanks to the ADFA library for their copy.

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