There is disquiet at QUT among staff whose courses may become part of the JV with Online Education Services, ( CMM September 14). Staff are said to worry about design work to take courses online being outsourced and what this might mean for standards.
However QUT VC Margaret Sheil says, “QUT’s move to on-line courses is about growing our market and building capability rapidly and at scale, and not about outsourcing. Over 300 staff have attended fora on QUT Online. Concerns have been confined to a small group.”