digital Tag

01 Jul Shaping a new, positive future of work amid great change

By DAVID MYTON It is imperative that governments, academic institutions, businesses and individuals consider how to proactively shape a new, positive future of work rather than give way to inertia and passivity. So says a recent White Paper from the World Economic Forum report Eight Futures of Work – Scenarios...

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04 Apr Are academics equipped to deal with the big digital disruption? HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON It is widely accepted that universities are facing massive challenges as society transitions from the industrial age into the digital era. Higher education’s traditional “business model” is being battered by technological disruptions in parallel with growing demands that it be responsible for the constant...

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30 Mar Can universities answer ‘the greatest question of the digital age’: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON “If you aren't feeling anxious and uncertain yet, then you are in denial.” By the time Jeffrey Bleich spoke these words during his keynote address to the recent Universities Australia conference in Canberra the audience was paying rapt attention. Some people had considered skipping the former...

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12 Apr HECG HIGHERED TRENDWATCH: Universities and the art of digital story-telling

The ‘Aristotle of our time’ Robert McKee, a guiding guru for writers of all kinds everywhere, says that storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world. Have universities grasped this simple but paradoxically complex truth and used it to good effect...

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