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27 Aug, 2011

Universities spread the net far and wide

Welcome to the university of the future, in which 80 per cent of students around the world learn online. Turning up to graduate would be an optional extra.

In Australia, the move is already under way. While longer-established universities continue to thumb their nose at online courses, students – particularly mature-age ones – are voting with their feet with enrolments surging at those universities with extensive online offerings.

Next year, Australian universities will be free to enrol as many students as they can as the sector rises to the challenge set by the federal government to lift the percentage of young adults with a degree from 29 per cent to 40 per cent by 2020.

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