2 October 2012
Massive online open courses challenge the view that on-campus study is always best.
1 October 2012
Nearly two million students have begun taking free online courses in the past two years. But traditional universities should not be troubled.
21 August 2012
The public benefits from higher education, but individuals with degrees benefit far more. Who, then, should bear the cost of tertiary study?
6 August 2012
Students do very well out of higher education. Why is the government subsidising them to take courses they would take anyway?
20 July 2012
Some of the world’s most prestigious universities are putting their courses online for free. Australian universities should be alert, but not alarmed.
10 July 2012
University graduates have higher incomes, better health and more friends than people who never did tertiary study. So why aren’t they more satisfied?
5 June 2012
Higher education students are taught never to cut intellectual corners. But higher education policy makers do it all the time. In his Age column, Andrew Norton examines how the Government’s analyses that inform policy are based on flimsy or outdated evidence, inappropriate examples from overseas and a good dash of guesswork.
24 April 2012
University teaching never developed into a proper profession, making managerial intervention necessary argues Andrew Norton.
11 April 2012
Demand for undergraduate science courses has grown strongly, but evidence suggests the science jobs boom may be a non-starter.
20 March 2012
Higher education pricing needs to move along an evolutionary path to a more market-based system.