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Draft International Education Strategy: Submission from AFGVenture Group on Indonesian Market Development Opportunities and Challenges

Introduction The focus of this feedback to the Draft International Education Strategy relates to Indonesia due to its geostrategic importance to Australia and its undoubted challenges for our international education sector. Our government representation on education in Indonesia has included both a role and leadership from Austrade and from AEI, the latter I understand no […]

International Schools Conference a big hit in India

Australia’s Association of Independent Schools (AIS-New South Wales) led an innovative series of School Leadership conferences and workshops in Delhi and Bangalore from September 14-19th.They were sponsored by AIS and the State Government of New South Wales and endorsed by the Austrade Education office from the Australian High Commission. The Delhi conference was inaugurated by […]

Technological Change and The University Experience – Michael Fay, Director and Head of Education Services, AFG Venture Group

The Higher Education sector is buzzing with speculation on the impact of the latest technology “tsunami” to hit university education “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCS). In 2010 USA universities with the international name and reputation of Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and MIT began to provide free and open access to their most popular […]

Europe, Asia campuses lure more outbound Aussies

The Australian, 30 May 2012 AUSTRALIANS spent almost $1 billion on overseas study last year, and experts credit offshore campuses for stimulating two-way traffic in student mobility. While the US remains the most popular overseas study destination, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed growing interest in Europe and neighbours such as Indonesia, Papua New […]

July 2010: Education, Digital Media and IT

EDITOR’S COMMENT Welcome to AFG Venture Dispatches, your insight into current issues and items of interest for Emerging, Technology and Growth Companies across Australia and Asia. Technological advances are impacting on how education is delivered. Educators are adapting to meet the needs of students arriving with digital capabilities and multi-dimensional learning experiences. Universities can also […]