Changing Trends in Higher Education (S.Singh)

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1. Changing Trends in Higher Education Shaveen Singh (S02009725) Group : Gardner 2. Outline ● Emerging Trend o Global Trend o Pacific Region ● Implication on our…
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  • 1. Changing Trends in Higher Education Shaveen Singh (S02009725) Group : Gardner
  • 2. Outline ● Emerging Trend o Global Trend o Pacific Region ● Implication on our Courses ● Conclusion ● References
  • 3. Emerging Trend - Global Context ● Increased industry-academia partnerships to attract funding and for R&D purposes. ● Focus on employability skills. ● Internships and/or industry experience embedded in programmes. ● MOOCs and Open Universities – No geographic barriers for learners. Free-of-Charge courses or at a fraction of total cost.
  • 4. Emerging Trend - Global Context (cont’d) ● Student & Staff Exchange programmes ● Introduction of targeted programmes and increased focus on professional training certificates and diplomas. ● Strengthening Alumni network
  • 5. Emerging Trend - Pacific Context ● Development of Online Course Courses and Programmes (eg. USP, FNU, FNU) ● Introduction of targeted programmes and increased focus on professional training certificates and diplomas. (eg. Pacific TAFE, APTC, TPAF - FNU) ● Research Partnerships (eg. Pacific Islands Universities Research Network (PIURN)) ● Regionalism ● Community Engagement
  • 6. Implication to my own course (UU100 & CS001) ● Incorporation of ICT (use of Moodle, Mahara, SMS Technology & developing Online Courses) to provide consistent quality and experience. ● Content & assessment to fulfil the graduate attributes of USP. ● Student Centred Learning – eg. introduction tools, assessments, localization of context, use of OERs to encourage greater student collaboration and flexibility. Teacher becomes facilitator. ● Need our course to be accredited to international standards in order to attract international students.
  • 7. Conclusion Higher education is now: ● Globalized ● No boundaries ● Wider ICT Adoption ● Greater Industry collaboration ● Student Centered padegogies
  • 8. References ● Staley, D. J., & Trinkle, D. A. (2011). The changing landscape of higher education. Educause Review, 46(1), 16-33. ● Beetham, H., & Sharpe, R. (2013). Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age: Designing for 21st century learning. routledge. ● https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXoNA7WhDs8
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