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UNIVERSITY TRENDS 2 University Trends One of the primary purposes of education is to help students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of different disciplines. Education plays a significant role in giving out those values needed to participate actively in societies, promote citizenship and intellectual independence. Through higher education, teachers are prepared to teach learners in school to not only participate in the economy but also in their societies. Because of that, many perceive education as a place where lifelong learning is promoted (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2014). As a result, education has become a commodity in trade. In 2013, public universities in Australia earned around $4.3 billion from international students (Norton, 2014). The increasing international students arise from the growing middle class from India and China. In the last few decades, trade agreements have considered education as a commodity for trade. This paper will discuss the technological trends in La Trobe University by looking at; Online courses, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing Online Classes The use of technologies in higher education has been increasing around the world. Australia is experiencing a long trend in off-campus enrolment because of improved in technology. (Norton, 2014).According to the Grattan Institute, more than a quarter of the university students in Australia want to study outside the campus. The European Commission's High-Level Group of higher education has come up with regulations that governments and institutions have to follow to implement new technologies as a mode of learning (New Media Consortium, 2015). As a result of these new technologies, online education has expanded in Australia universities from
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UNIVERSITY TRENDS 3 2012 to 2017 ("Online Education – Australia Industry Research Reports | IBISWorld", 2019). The increase in online education is as a result of the rise in unemployment in the mentioned period. Currently, over 20 Australian universities offer online classes. Consultants of higher education believe that online classes will continue to be a part of the student’s coursework. Online courses will keep increasing, making them more popular among lecturers and students. They will become essential sources used by universities to advance their courses. Online education has encouraged distance learning from universities such as La Trobe
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