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There needs to be engagement in a meaningful way before Asia's popularity as an exchange destination increases for Australian students, writes Natalie Karam. 

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MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Massive open online courses will improve university teaching by revealing how well students engage and by allowing lecturers to assess different approaches, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The MOOCs revolution is not expected to make the campus experience any less desirable. Rather, it forces universities to focus on their core competence, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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Bowing to the high demand for university places threatens our high education standards, writes Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer.

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A global MOOC league table would be the ultimate in crowd sourced intelligence on teaching in higher education, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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It's important to remember the ATAR cut-off for each degree does not necessarily reflect the difficulty - or quality - of a study program, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The model for assessing research excellence in Australia unfairly favours smaller players and fails to recognise larger universities' genuine strengths, argues Merlin Crossley.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer has applauded the vision behind the Federal Government’s Asian Century White Paper and welcomed the recognition that education and innovation are central to achieving its objectives.

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Changing the lives of Indigenous Australians through education is a bit like trying to walk up an escalator that is on its way down, but it is possible to reach the top, writes Professor Richard Henry.

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