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HEDx Podcast - The Future of Higher Education is Hybrid - Episode 27

Leading learning technology innovator Dr David Kellermann is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at UNSW in Sydney. He joins Martin and Karl to share his thoughts on the journey he believes all universities must take towards a new hybrid learning model of teaching. As a pioneer of learning technology and innovation he was well prepared for the acceleration in this in 2020 and applied his commitment to equitable access for all students in doing this well. He fears many other academics were less...


The importance of accurate and meaningful student-centred reporting - Tony Maguire

Recently Education Review wrote an article on the importance of assessing students learning and progress accurately and in a way both parents and students can easily understand. The story was based on an article by Professor Geoff Masters that drew attention to major US study. It found there were significant differences between how well parents thought their children were achieving and their children's actual achievement level. In this podcast, A/NZ regional director of D2LTony Maguire...


HEDx - Australia's most awarded data scientist on higher education - Episode 26

PricewaterhouseCooper's(PwC)Chief Data Scientist Matt Kuperholz joins Karl and Martin to discuss the evolution of the industry and the role of data in shaping the future of higher education.


HEDx is Back - Epiosde 25

In this episode of HEDx , Brigid Heywood outlines her journey into the role of VC and CEO at Australia's oldest regional university in New England before she was plucked from a planned retirement in Easter Island. She outlines a new strategy for UNE built on a long tradition of distance education and on recent advances and radical ambitions for personalised learning journeys at the heart of differentiated student experiences. And she outlines how her unique approach to leadership, and the...


Rethinking university traditions, practices and beliefs during a time of upheaval - Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic tore a hole in the Australian university sector, highlighting just how dependent many of our institutions have become on international student revenue. Now, roughly a year later, the sector is still adjusting to challenging conditions and many experts have questioned how universities will need to operate in the future to remain viable, trusted and valuable institutions. In this podcast I discuss this issue with Professor Andrew Jaspan. He is the director and editor of...


HEDx podcast - 'Must do better' means 'must do different' - Episode 24

In this week's HEDx episode, Karl and Martin are joined by their first international guest: Professor Giselle Byrnes. Giselle is the Provost with responsibilities across research, commercialisation and teaching and learning at distance learning innovator Massey University in New Zealand. She gives pointers in her interview to some of the differences in culture, tradition, priorities and practice in national jurisdictions and reflects on the implications of these for the way disruption might...


HEDx podcast - Listen Carefully: Disruption can't happen without an innovative culture - Episode 23

This week on HEDx, Karl and Martin speak with the leaders from one of Australia’s leading technology companies REA Group: Henry Ruiz and Mary Lemonis. They explore the relationship between REA Group and the higher education sector and what progressive organisations need from universities as the world moves on from COVID-19. Going from $500M to $17B in 15 years only happens through brilliant strategy and cultural excellence. The mandate for culture to evolve in universities has never been...


HEDx Podcast | Episode 22 | Helen Bartlett VC

Helen Bartlett ,VC of University of Sunshine Coast, joins the HEDx podcast to outline her new university strategy. It has a strong focus on her people and the culture of the university and how that relates to the context in Southeast Queensland. Her language is of opportunity and partnerships and a strong focus on how her region is growing, with the added ingredients of an Olympics in her backyard on the horizon. In the same week that Mark Scott is announced as the next VC of Sydney, are we...


HEDx Podcast - Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been skinny dipping - Episode 21

Jack Goodman, founder and executive chair of Studiosity, joins the HEDx podcast in describing how his business, which began by partnering with public libraries to deliver online study help for high school students, has emerged as a dominant place for academic literacy support for students at close to 70 per cent of Australian universities. He foresees a global market for higher education based on the personalisation of service and that technology will be a driver for transformation and...


HEDx Podcast - Leading Disruptive Change: Strategy in a War Zone? Episode 20

In this episode DVC Education at the University of Wollongong Theo Farrell joins Karl and Martin on HEDx to describe AFR award-winning staff engagement at his University that helped 99.9 per cent of teaching to move online in a fortnight. A former war studies professor, he outlines the difference between strategy and planning, reflecting on his experience advising international forces in Kabul. He celebrates the momentum to digital learning practice that requires focus on the student...


HEDx Podcast - Do employers care where your degree is from? Episode 19

In this week's HEDx podcast, Karl and Martin are joined by Lloyd Lazaro of The Executive Chair. They explore how search consultants are seeing how leaders are selected and what it means for graduate recruitment. They believe that most employers cannot distinguish between graduates from different universities and that they have no preferred source of which graduates to hire. The episode explores the increasing importance of soft social skills in job readiness and the challenge of how...


HEDx Podcast - Time to Translate and Transform - Episode 18

Geraldine Mackenzie, VC of University of Southern Queensland, joins Karl and Martin on HEDx to reflect on how her strategy, that was nearing completion when COVID hit, has been delayed, revised and is reorienting USQ to work even more closely with industry partners on translation, and even more closely with technology in transforming learning practices. She applauds how the sector is working together, at least in its respective parts, but acknowledges all in the sector are yet to have...


Dr Stuart Middleton | The necessity of fun and engagement at university in 2021

In contrast to previous academic years, it’s doubtful many would have described their 2020 university year as ‘fun’ in many ways. Perhaps ‘challenging’ or even ‘stressful’ would be more likely descriptors. But as the 2021 academic year begins, it seems likely university staff and students will face the same sorts of challenges. However, whatever the conditions may be, Dr Stuart Middleton, Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the University of Queensland Business School, believes we must bring the...


What's wrong with TikTok? | Susan McLean

After being released in China in 2016 and globally the following year, TikTok has quickly become a social media phenomenon. With its ability to create quirky, short-form videos incorporating dancing and comedy, the platform has a devoted audience, particularly young people. But it’s not all good news for TikTok and several countries are taking the company to task on a number of concerns. Today I’m talking to Susan McLean, widely known as the ‘cyber cop’ and founder of Cyber Safety Solutions...


HEDx: There's no going back - Episode 17

This HEDx podcast sees Karl and Martin joined by Chris Eigeland the Chief Revenue Officer of GO1 an Edtech start-up. The episode explores how new entrants are moving at warp speed to disrupt business models for lifelong learning as a route to democratising access to education and knowledge. The implications to universities are profound with the clearest argument yet that the days of expensive four-year degrees are numbered. The case is made for the need to be prepared to give up the short...


HEDx: Monash Kicking Goals as the Siren Sounds - Episode 16

In this episode of HEDx Karl and Martin are joined by Sarah*, a second year student at Monash University. She applauds the way they helped her through the challenges of 2020 and looks forward to some greater social interaction and some return to campus for 2021. The episode raises the prospect of the sleeping giant of disrupted value propositions in all of our universities for both international and domestic students and the need for third horizon planning to focus on the new business models...


HEDx Podcast - Regional University Relevance in 2021: Time for a Sea/Tree Change? - Episode 15

The HEDx team talk with Professor Duncan Bentley after his first 90 days as Vice Chancellor at Federation University in regional Victoria. He shares his thoughts about how to get to know a new place, its culture and its staff, students and partners, in trying times. He also focusses on the need for care for all in a university community. Duncan speculates about the role of regional universities in 2021 and how a focus on their external communities can set them apart. He presents this as a...


A HEDx Health Check to Start the New Year - Episode 14

In the first episode of 2021, Karl and Martin are joined on HEDx by Professor John Germov, the Acting VC of Charles Sturt University in NSW. Together they reflect on how all universities are positioned to start a new year in our universities. They discuss how a new year strategic health check that universities are starting to use around the country can help leaders ask the right questions to set them, their staff, and their students for success in this year of opportunity. What will yours...


How Many Students Will We See Next Year? HEDx Podcast - Episode 13

This week's podcast allows Karl and Martin of HEDx to discuss the importance of data analytics and finding ways of monitoring and forecasting market changes. John Griffiths, as CEO of one of our state Tertiary Admissions Centres, shares current market data of applications and offers for next year's intake. He confirms trends towards online study and micro credentials in future student demand, and innovative admissions practices by universities in response, which he believes are here to stay.


Blimey! Swearing and Australia's national culture |Dr Amanda Laugesen

Australians are known for their colourful language; indeed, it’s been called part of our national identity. But why are we considered a lover of swearwords and from where does this emanate? To discuss these issues, Campus Review is talking to Australian National Dictionary Centre’s chief editor, Dr Amanda Laugesen. Her new book, Rooted, an Australian history of bad language is out now and charts the history of swearing in Australia. Laugesen contends colonial Australia provided fertile...