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Canberra local news

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014

ACS Canberra e-Learning SIG: Australia's Next Major Export Industry?

Education is Australia’s fourth largest export industry, earning $15B in 2011. The government's Ministerial Coordinating Council for International Education (MCCIE) expects international enrolments to increase 30% by 2020. However, universities around the world are offering on-line education and future students may not need to come to Australia. Award winning course designer and ACS Fellow, Tom Worthington, argues that Australian universities need to offer an online multilingual education to students to remain competitive. He warns that business-as-usual will result in a 80% drop in enrolments in the next five years. Tom will be presenting a paper on the topic at an international conference of computer science educators in August. 

Come along to hear what happened at the conference, and to disagree with Tom's views, at the 3 September ACS e-Learning SIG, click here to register.  


Information Systems Symposium (ISS-2014) 25 – 26 September 2014

Theme: Reaching out to the global community through information system research


Hosted by the UNSW Canberra School of Engineering and Information Technology,  ISS - 2014 aims to raise awareness and share knowledge on information systems with a special focus on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) and interpretive research. For more details, please click here or contact Dr Ahmed Imran at