Workshop 5 
The future of (online) transnational education

Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Time: 1 – 4pm
Location: ICC, Sydney

Registration fee: $300/$355

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New technology promised to dramatically widen access to education, enhance the student experience and lower costs. However, the reality has proven much more complicated.

The Observatory of Borderless and Higher Education (OBHE) has recently conducted a series of case studies for 12 countries. It looked at different delivery modes, pedagogic approaches, market share, student experience, graduate outcomes, as well as innovation in the application of technology-enhanced learning.

Led by OBHE, this workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of online and blended learning around the world. It will also look at individual case studies and lessons learned from Australian providers.

Key interest area: Transnational education (TNE)


Richard Garrett, Director, Observatory of Borderless Higher Education, United Kingdom

Caryn Nery (Chair), Convener, IEAA Transnational Education Network; Associate Director, Partnerships and Development, Monash College, Australia

Learning outcomes

By attending this workshop, you will:

  • gain an overview of the current state of online and blended learning around the world
  • explore the advantages and disadvantages of online learning models and teaching approaches and how they affect the student experience and graduate outcomes
  • consider the practical application of technology-enhanced online/blended learning models in the context of TNE.

Target audience

This workshop is aimed at academics and professional staff involved in the delivery of transnational education, as well as those with an interest in online and blended learning.