Online Learning Update

January 29, 2013

The nature of online learning in Australia

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by hollymacdonald, Spark Your Interest

According to the latest Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index, a whopping 76% of Australians own a smartphone. Furthermore, 38% own a tablet, and another 33% are planning to purchase a tablet within the next 12 months. Our love for our devices may be matched by our infatuation with social media. According to the 2012 Yellow Social Media Report, 62% of Australian internet users visit social networking sites (36% do so daily), while 79% of large businesses have a social media presence. The implication of these statistics is clear: the future of e-learning in Australia will be social and mobile. The latter part of that prediction is supported by The New Media Consortium’s Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2012-2017, which identified the following emerging technologies as having a time-to-adoption horizon in this region of one year or less:

Cloud computing

Learning analytics

Mobile apps

Tablet computing

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