Regulation in the Digital Space

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Date: 10th May 2018

Time: 11:30 – 12:15

Room: South Wharf

Presented By : Mark Patterson and Anthony McClaren


More and more tertiary and vocational education providers are embracing advances in online learning as a means to educate and assess learners. Leaners themselves are also looking to the web to provide the opportunity for them to restructure their study and undertake it at a time and place convenient to them.

Australia’s higher education regulators – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – both support innovation to further enhance the tertiary and vocational education sectors. However, both regulators also recognise the challenges that online learning present.

In this joint session TEQSA Chief Executive Officer Anthony McClaranwill discuss massive open online courses (MOOCs), the outsourcing of assignments, data analytics and the need for secure digital credentials. ASQA Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer Mark Paterson AO will discuss competency assessment in an online delivery environment, identity management, onshore and offshore delivery, tuition protection and the authority’s push to mandate the use of electronic student records.