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EdTech & Strategy for Higher Education online certificate course

The world’s largest network of EdTech and Higher Education Professionals have joined forces to curate a course that seeks to empower Higher Education professionals to harness the disruption brought by EdTech

A course for Higher Education leaders, Administrators, EdTech enthusiasts and Teaching & Learning professionals as well as anyone with a keen interest in the sector.

Higher Education has not been immune to the disruption brought about by technology and an accelerating pace of change. As a result, many Higher Education professionals have felt unsure of how to harness the power of the EdTech revolution in the great work they do. This course, founded on a credible and curated body of knowledge from leading EdTech and Higher Education experts, will help anyone working in Higher Education to understand both the challenges and opportunities that exist in the next wave of Higher Education.

Course Curriculum

These are undoubtedly exciting times in Higher Education. While unprecedented levels of change will have mixed consequences, the intention of this course is to enable you to apply tried and tested lessons from the very best in their field, thereby improving the likelihood that both you, and your organisation not only remain relevant, but seize the latent opportunity this change presents.

The course has been designed to offer a thorough and holistic view of what is a broadly defined ‘Higher Education’ sector. Through an exemplar relationship-based, Next Generation Learning Environment (NGLE), you will engage with content, your fellow peers and industry mentors in a rich and immersive online learning experience.

  • Course starts: early 2021 tbc
  • Duration: 8 weeks (excl. orientation)
  • Effort: ~6hrs per week
  • Mode: 100% online
  • Price: $1,550.00 AUD plus gst. **please refer to our course brochure for an important note on fees**
  • Language of tuition: English
  • Prerequisits: None
  • Credential: Certificate of completion

Schedule

week00

Orientation

week01

Leaning into the future of Higher Education

week02

Digital transformation in the context of Higher Education

week03

The business of education

week04

Marketing, enrolment and student retention

week05

Partnering for success

week06

A modern approach to teaching and learning

week07

Big data and learning analytics

week08

Leading education in the digital era

week09

Assignment submission

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be ready to:

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  • Summarise and clearly articulate several of the challenges Higher Education faces globally.

  • Generate a strategy within an accepted framework either to mitigate a risk or seize an opportunity, and/or meaningfully contribute to an existing body of knowledge.

  • Demonstrate empathy and the enterprise skills required to adapt to a changing workforce and the interconnectedness of things.

  • Identify the leadership challenges and opportunities in education associated with the changing nature of work and pressing global issues.

  • Critique current educational product development and explore alternative innovative, responsive and adaptable models suited to the digital age.

Contributing Partners

The crowdsourced curriculum and co-created content design is made possible with the support of global contributing partners.

Course Content Built by Industry Leaders

Co-created by industry thought leaders, these seasoned professionals are the impetus for the content. Providing succinct, practical, relevant and replicable insights, you’ll accelerate your learning and gain an unfair advantage as you grapple with your personal and organisation’s challenges.

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Patrick Brothers

Co-Founder - Holon IQ
Terri Givens

Terri Givens

CEO - The Center for Higher Education Leadership
Terri Givens is the CEO/Founder of the Center for Higher Education Leadership. She is a respected political scientist and former provost who is dedicated to increasing access to higher education.
Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig

Managing Director - Achieve Partners
Whitney Kilgore

Whitney Kilgore

Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer - iDesign
Liz McMillen

Liz McMillen

Executive Editor - The Chronicle of Higher Education
David Blake

David Blake

Founder & Executive Chairman - Degreed
Stephen Parker

Stephen Parker

National Education Sector Leader at KPMG Australia
Beverley Oliver

Beverley Oliver

Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Australian National Teaching Fellow. She works as a higher education consultant and researcher particularly in areas such as digital education, micro-credentials, curriculum transformation, quality assurance and graduate employability.
Nelson Baker

Nelson Baker

Dean, Professional Education - Georgia Tech.
Shadee Barkan

Shadee Barkan

EdTech Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor

Tara Rodoni

International EdTech Executive
Tara is an experienced, international education sector executive. Specialising in new market opportunities, marketing and strategic planning.
Ryan O'Hare

Ryan O'Hare

CEO, Australia & Asia-Pacific - Keypath
Phil Ice

Phil Ice

Chief Learning Officer - Analytikus
Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Founder & CEO - Palmer Media
Rob Westervelt

Rob Westervelt

VP for Strategy & Innovation - Lindenwood University
Cameron McCoy

Cameron McCoy

AVP for Economic Engagement & Emerging Initiatives

Christina Lee

VP International Growth - Chegg
Marybeth Gasman

Marybeth Gasman

Chair in Education - Samuel DeWitt & Prof. - Rutgers University
Paul J. LeBlanc

Paul J. LeBlanc

President - Southern New Hampshire University
Michelle Westfort

Michelle Westfort

SVP, Academic Partnerships - InStride
Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

Managing Partner - Rethink Education
Greg Fowler

Greg Fowler

President, Global Campus - Southern New Hampshire University
Josh Jarrett

Josh Jarrett

Executive Chair - SkillUp Coalition
Ajit Chauhan

Ajit Chauhan

Chairman - Amity Online
Nathan Greeno

Nathan Greeno

Senior Vice President, University Relations - 2U
Paul Marca

Paul Marca

Associate Vice Provost - Stanford University
Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher

Executive Director, Future of Higher Education - Northeastern University
Riley Batchelor

Riley Batchelor

Vice President APAC - Trilogy Education

Kevin Bell

Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital Futures)
Joe Sallustio

Joe Sallustio

Executive Vice President - Claremont Lincoln University

Akiba Covitz

CEO - Foundry College
Akiba Covitz was previously CBO, Sense Education, Associate Dean, Harvard Law School and Vice President, University Relations, edX. He led business development at Minerva Project. Akiba has graduate degrees from the U. of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School.
Arno Meerman

Arno Meerman

CEO - University Industry Innovation Network
Arno is the founder and CEO of UIIN, a leading organisation on university-industry engagement. In his role, Arno provides consultancy and training to universities, government and industry to develop better relationships and more entrepreneurial and engaged universities.
Nikki James

Nikki James

Learning Scientist & Experiential Learning Designer - Practera
Passionate educator and learning analytics researcher focused on building education technology to support the development of 21st Century Skills and prepare learners for the future of work.
Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

Chief Customer Experience Officer - Instructure
Ahmed Haque

Ahmed Haque

CEO - Didactic Labs

A redefined digital classroom experience powered by Cahoot Learning

Take a seat next to an expert: enjoy a boundaryless education experience that places you in the centre of a crowdsourced, co-created, digital-first classroom.

100% online

A dynamic, globally accessible and flexible online learning experience. A true, next generation digital learning experience.

Designed & created by leaders in EdTech & Higher Education

Recognising that no individual, or organisation is highly competent in all areas, this course surfaces multidisciplinary ideas from leading minds and weaves them into a compelling narrative.

Built on foundations of social learning

A cohort-led, relationship-based learning model that challenges conventional paradigms as they relate to the isolation of online learning. Experience unimpeded, frictionless peer-to-peer learning.

Remarkable student experience

Learn through rich media, interactive discussions and robust conversation within an easy-to-navigate online platform. Evaluate your progress and pace relative to the cohort with a formulated cadence to optimise knowledge retention.

Facilitated by experienced education professionals

Understanding the critical role seasoned facilitators play in online delivery, you can expect timely multimodal responses to discussion posts and questions, interactive webinars and personal experiences woven into your individual learning journey.


An honest immersion into Higher Education

Higher Education is at an important inflection point. It’s fair to say the right answers for its future aren't immediately apparent. Expect to challenge your paradigms, be ready to unlearn and engage in authentic discussion to build better solutions for future generations.

Course Facilitators and Mentors

Your online learning will be guided by a team of Higher Education and EdTech enthusiasts ready, willing and able to ensure you get the most from the course. Where possible we will endeavour to pair you with your prefered mentor - ideally where they are best able to support you maximise a strength, or counterbalance a knowledge deficit.

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Warren Kennard

Warren Kennard

EdTech & Higher Education enthusiast
Warren is an EdTech enthusiast with deep & broad ed-sector experience. Principally interested in online learning, he's been instrumental in growing Higher Education businesses and guiding strategy.
Terri Givens

Terri Givens

CEO - The Center for Higher Education Leadership (CHEL)

Jack Hylands

Co-Founder & Advisor - Fourth Rev.
Jack has experienced the education sector from multiple perspectives: as a maths teacher, OPM CEO, university executive, and now co-founder of an edtech connecting universities and industry to address the digital skills gap.
Barbara Harvey

Barbara Harvey

Learning Specialist - Cahoot Learning

Anthony Morris

Co-Founder & CEO - Cahoot Learning
Anthony is responsible for Cahoot operations, strategic platform development and learner experience. A speaker and panellist at International EdTech conferences and he led the design, development and delivery of MIT and Stanford courses into global markets.

Want to know more?

Download the course brochure for additional information regarding the curriculum, start dates and what you can expect from the course.