Universities are facing increasing pressure with growing student numbers, undertaking digital transformation and protecting sensitive information. An attack on the Australian National University last month compromised the details of approximately 200,000 people. The unauthorised access dates back 9 years but was only detected in June this year. ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt said there was unauthorised … Continue reading Universities face cyber security deficit
Australia is producing less STEM graduates now than it was 10 years ago. The findings, published in Business Insider Australia, revealed the growing challenge for Australian companies to find staff with suitable skills. While 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM related skills, the proportion of Australian graduates with qualifications in science, technology, engineering … Continue reading Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships
Sydney’s population is projected to double in size over the next 40 years, according to School Infrastructure NSW. This is the first major increase in the school-age population since the Baby Boom of the 1950s. We will see a 21% growth in student numbers (that’s an extra 269,000 students) and need an equivalent 7,200 classrooms … Continue reading Key considerations when organising schools vertically
Education professionals like yourself with an interest in pedagogy and the way students learn best are well aware of the impact the classroom environment has on student outcomes. Research from the University of Salford has found classroom design can have a 25 percent impact on student achievement- positive or negative. The one-size-fits-all approach or ‘traditional’ … Continue reading Maximising spaces as an enabler of better student outcomes
The recent cyber attacks on major Australian Universities have other institutions across the country preparing for similar events. ANU hit the headlines earlier this month, and now ACU has become the latest institute to suffer a breach when staff fell victim to a phishing scam. Both of these incidents have amplified the need for universities to … Continue reading Cyber attacks affecting universities globally – Are you prepared?
Data is a crucial component to developing a strong, evidence based teaching strategy in schools. However, identifying what data is the most useful to be collected as well as understanding the different methodologies in data collection can become a significant challenge to educators. As schools increasingly move towards a more evidence based practice and data … Continue reading 3 tips on how to collect and manage high quality student data
According to Forbes*, 84% of organisations fail at digital transformation; that’s a staggering statistic considering how far we have come with technology. Here’s the thing, these projects aren’t failing because the available technology is flawed – rather, these projects are failing because of a lack of empowerment of people and a lack of alignment … Continue reading How can you set student-centric strategies to enhance student experience
Online forms are the most important part of any website. Connecting with users and gathering their information is paramount for any online business. This is especially true for Universities. Universities face a competitive marketplace and hence a challenging student enrollment conversion funnel. From the perspective of students, the search and enrollment process is one of … Continue reading Top Tips for Driving Student Acquisition Via Form Optimisation