So anyway, just recently - at the TALO swap/meet - we were talking about wikicourseware development. We considered the potentials of international collaboration on course developments, such as in Wikiversity. I thought this TALO topic was an interesting conversation covering many angles... I hope Stephan recorded it, and publishes some points to CTN.
So, I'm in the Bloglines 2 days later and along comes this: Australian Education International's Strategic Directions 2005 -– 2008
In a changing world, the next ten years will be more challenging for Australian international education providers than the past ten years. Significant structural change is taking place in the market, with increased domestic capacity to provide quality education in our traditional markets, increasing competition from new countries entering the international education market, the development of new modes of delivery, expanding offshore provision of courses, and changes in the nature of demand.Sounds like AEI realise their job is going to be ... different ... lets hope they have the willingness to broaden their scope to enable a capacity to take in the many ideas that deal with this change.
AEI Strategy refers to a ministerial statement called Engaging the World through Education which sounds interesting (I hope) and one I'd like to read later.
AEI's Strategies are:
- Be a strategic partner to the industry
- Support a sustainable, diversified, quality Australian international education and training industry
- Raise the international profile of Australian education
- Ensure that providers and prospective international students have access to reliable and timely information
- Support global student and labor market mobility
- Build government-to-government ties and engage multilaterally
- Lead a whole-of-government approach to market development and education cooperation
- Build organisational capabilities
AEI's Useful links
- Australian Education International
- Study in Australia
- Department of Education, Science and Training
- Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) Student Visa Program
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Trade Policy
Oh boy, why is my thinking so polarised from the government and its servants? My principles have to seem so radical when responding to such conservatism. How can I feel anything but alienated and angry towards it?
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