Uni Adelaide five-year plan to go big in on-line learning

The uni’s new strategic plan commits to expanding on-line learning. It’s about to start

The university launches this morning a five-year partnership with Pearson, “the world’s leading learning company” to provide on-line programmes, “attracting several thousand on-line learners” by 2024.

Study is underway in a new grad dip of data science (course cost: $30 600) with a grad dip in psychology ($34 000) starting in a fortnight.

The programme of on-line courses, “will align with the University of Adelaide’s industry engagement priorities”. These are, * defence, cyber and space, *energy, mining and resources * health and biotech * creative and cultural * agrifood and wine.

The university will provide academic oversight and content, Pearson student support.

Uni Adelaide’s neighbour, University SA is already big in the on-line space, launching courses two years ago, (CMM September 5 2017).  However. the two appear to complement rather than compete. While Uni Adelaide says its new venture, will “contributing strongly to upskilling and reskilling the current workforce,Uni SA provides a range undergraduate degrees, with Commonwealth Supported Places.


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