HEDx is focussed on the changing landscape of higher education. The podcast investigates views, opinions and experiences across the sector. Every episode has a range of guests from academic and professional through to industry leaders as the sector moves through these unprecedented times.
Ep. 64 Celebrated author Paul Le Blanc of SNHU on industry transformation
Professor Paul Le Blanc is the President of Southern New Hampshire University and joins the HEDx podcast for the first episode of 2023. He outlines a philosophy that's driven his institution and is influencing the sector to be truly distinctive by putting "Students First" which is the title of one of his two acclaimed books.
Ep. 63 Answering the big questions about lifelong learning and research funding
Professor Andrew Parfitt as Vice Chancellor of UTS shares his vision for the research and innovation ecosystem and the unanswered questions facing us all about lifelong learning as a Universities Accord and ARC Review process get underway.
EP. 62 Education Futures: Delivering post-secondary education for regional communities
Professor Nick Klomp VC of CQU and President of the Regional University Network tells the story of the development of the only dual-sector institution in Queensland from a regional base in Rockhampton with a physical and virtual footprint around Australia and beyond. He argues passionately for the importance of teaching students in the region to stay in the region and about the role of a university in regional communities.
EP. 61 After 20 years of innovation in university teaching, we need to change
Associate Professor Jack Wang of UQ was Australian University Teacher of the Year in 2020. He outlines 7 phases of teaching innovation in Australian universities that he believes have left us in "no mans land" as students decline to join staff in empty lecture theatres. He shares the lessons of being a student and teacher in those 20 years for those facing the hybrid learning future.
EP. 60 Creating better career prospects for all through a student engagement and EdTech strategy
Ian Dunn as Provost of Coventry University shares the secrets of success of the UK's top younger university for graduate career prospects. He outlines how a UK university has gained a global reputation for innovation and creativity with a focus on student inclusion and success. He describes how it was achieved through innovative and strategic use of EdTech and a clear strategy to ensure students succeed and educators are free to experiment.
EP. 59 The future in the post COVID era
Duncan Maskell VC of Melbourne University shares his passion for the public good purpose of our universities and his thanks for the commitment of his staff to keeping the university going as he enters the fifth year of his tenure at Parkville. He outlines how the university is reconsidering what shape and size it wants to be in the future rather than passively responding to market demands. And outlines how the nature of future education will be explored in an agile way across disciplines by staff he intends to empower to experiment, innovate and translate.