Does Social Media Directed Learning Work?

Social Media Directed Learning by Ellen Wardle “A social media environment can be leveraged to offer a broad range of learning experiences in an online format.” – The Omniview Author and online activist John Green declared in a 2012 Ted X Talk, that it was online video and the content creation community that had brought him back into th...

November 30, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in eLearning, Higher Education

TEQSA’s Hypocrisy Continues

TEQSA's Hypocrisy Continues Here is an opinion piece from the Darlo Higher Education team on six clear instances of hypocrisy. It's always a concern for us when the Australian public service claims to take the high moral road. In reading through the Australian Public Service Act, it is pretty clear that there is a Code of Conduct that informs ...

November 26, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education, Regulation

International Students: Exactly how Difficult is it to gain a place in an Australian University?

International Students: Exactly how Difficult is it to gain a place in an Australian University? by Ellen Wardle Education is big business, being Australia’s third largest export, according to ABC News . The international student market has skyrocketed over the last two years, now reaching above $30 billion per year. Yet, even with this indust...

November 24, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education

5 Differences Between Vocational Education and Higher Education

Across the industrialised world, the emergence of a “skills gap” has led to renewed interest in vocational education. Schoolteachers with the best of intentions push children toward university, sometimes regardless of the child’s interest or specific abilities. This has led to not only a steep decline in young people entering the trades but al...

October 11, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education

5 Things to Consider Before Registering as a Higher Education Provider

5 Things to Consider Before Registering as a Higher Education Provider Higher education registration is a challenging process for even experienced administrations. For most higher education providers, however, registration is a basic necessity. Colleges and universities not on the Register lack the same credibility and legitimacy as those that comp...

April 23, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education, Regulation

Jordon Peterson – Why Start a Virtual University?

Why start a virtual university? Dr . Jordon Peterson suggests that it is time to start a Virtual University. With technology available, universities losing their mission, and a desire to create low-cost, accessible information, this is a significant challenge for large scale universities. When leading academics are abandoning the institution for gr...

April 19, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in eLearning, Higher Education

The Dictatorship of the Offended

The Dictatorship of the Offended by James Hennen. This article was first published by the James G Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The article is written by James Hennen. Please support both the James G Martin Center and James Hennen's work. The original URL is here: https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2018/04/the-dictatorship-of-the-offende...

April 19, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education, Learning

3 Reasons to Outsource Curriculum Writing

3 Reasons to Outsource Curriculum Writing Many universities now outsource curriculum writing due to revolutionary changes in the academic world. Today’s higher education marketplace has gone global. At the same time, university administrators in some fields, especially mathematics and science have had to dip into a shrinking pool of talent. The i...

April 15, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in eLearning, Higher Education, Learning

7 Tips to Write Academic Policies and Procedures

7 Tips to Write Academic Policies and Procedures Writing academic policies and procedures is necessary for any functioning higher education provider. Public institutions, especially universities, work under more scrutiny now than ever. With constant examination, prevalence of social media, and the 24-hour news cycle always looking for the next brea...

April 13, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education, Learning, Regulation

How to Make an Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

How to Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on a TEQSA Decision Last summer, the University of Southern Queensland, with a worldwide student population of nearly 28,000, faced serious trouble. USQ’s regular application for National Register renewal got put on hold. Reports of internal problems and other issues at USQ reached TEQSA and ca...

April 06, 2018 Darlo Higher Education Posted in Higher Education, Regulation