Top universities question value of more online education

Australia’s leading research universities have played down calls to ramp up their presence in the crowded field of online education, saying studying in Australia is the main drawcard for many international students, writes Lisa Visentin for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Group of Eight Chief Executive Vicki Thomson said the coronavirus pandemic had given universities a “proof of concept” that online course delivery was possible but questioned whether this model would play a significant role in the sector’s long-term recovery post-pandemic.

Universities will have to decide whether they want to compete in the crowded field of online education as part of a federal government review of Australia’s international education strategy.
Full report on The Sydney Morning Herald site