Universities are facing upheaval from the societal and economic impact of the current pandemic. Many of these institutions are struggling to adapt their admissions, income, and working practices fast enough to avoid a budget crisis. However, universities in market-oriented systems can deploy technology to rapidly adjust to new market conditions.
This is part three in Which-50’s COVID-19 Disruption Series, which examines how Australia’s digital infrastructure is coping with the society-wide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one here and part two here. Digital tools have found their way into classrooms over recent years, but as COVID-19 renders both
RMIT today launched an industry-designed online short course for DevOps to help meet the increasing demand in the local sector. The course provides students with the fundamentals of the practice in an Australian context. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies According to the Melbourne
The NSW Department of Education, in partnership with the Department of Customer Service has developed a new digital student enrolment service which it expects to save school administration staff 1.4 million pages of manual data entry. But what started as the digitisation of a form – removing a single pain
Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne and analytics company SAS have announced a five-year extension of the relationship they entered into in 2015. The original agreement between the two parties was in support of world class research related to advanced analytics for business; to establish a Master of
Marketing data consultancy Venntifact is launching a training and enablement division in response to a shortage of talent in the industry. Venntifact’s first course, Martech Toolkit for Digital Professionals, is available to Australian marketing and technology professionals who want to build hyper-relevant technical and strategic business skills across emerging technologies.
The majority of applicants to The University of Adelaide interacted with a Facebook Messenger chatbot during the institution’s busiest period. The school says the bot freed up staff for more valuable tasks and returned overwhelmingly positive feedback from the potential students because it was deliberately designed as a “complementary” feature
The University of Technology Sydney has begun a study to determine students’ engagement with educational technology by monitoring their attention through eye, keyboard, and mouse tracking. The tracking data will be used in a proof of concept model which ultimately displays behavioural analytics in a dashboard. Machine learning algorithms will
Amazon Web Services has today announced some of the results of its local education technology startup program, AWS EdStart, sharing details on the progress of two startups; School Bytes and Saasyan. School Bytes is a cloud based school management platform for education staff. Saasyan is a cyberbullying prevention company providing
Capgemini and Swinburne University of Technology have announced a new global Blockchain Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Melbourne. The CoE will undertake blockchain research, innovation and education, focused on advancing blockchain technologies, platforms, assets and systems to allow further uptake of the technology by industry and society. “Blockchain is at