Media releases & coverage
Find recent OUA media releases and coverage.
The Horizon report, covered in the Australian Financial Review, has identified the 12 most notable new technologies expected to make a major impact on Australian tertiary education in the next five years, with four of them making a significant mark in the next 12 months. Read more.
While the world's newfound enthusiasm for online education is transforming the tertiary sector, the students of the future will also be dramatically different from those of today. OUA's CEO Paul Wappett sees the key to future success in creating models of education that are flexible and fluid enough to change along with tomorrow's incredibly mobile online students.Read more.
Australia's largest provider of online tertiary education, Open Universities Australia, will revamp the delivery style of its courses to make them more compelling and engaging for students. Read more.
OUA is taking a different journey from its competitors in 2013. Rather than focusing on massive enrolments, CEO Paul Wappett says that this year, "OUA has set its sights on supporting as many people as possible to successfully complete tertiary education."Read more.
OUA is launching a new advertising campaign to promote its growing online TAFE offering, injecting a sense of humour while specifically creating awareness of its TAFE offering for the first time.Read more.
Two late December media reports highlight the rise in popularity of online study - and of study through OUA in particular - that has taken place in recent years. Read more.
OUA is pleased to announce the launch of a new book, Transformations and Self Discovery; Stories of Women Returning to Education. Co-authored by OUA's Dr Cathy Stone, the book reveals the stories of seven mature-aged Australian women who embarked on tertiary education later in life.Read more.
This nationally syndicated article tells the story of Thein Naing, who spends much of the year on the Thai-Burma border, helping refugees to earn Australian university degrees with the support of OUA's Burmese refugee scholarship program. Read more.
This Sunday over 20 graduating students will mark an important milestone for online learning. The first to complete Curtin University's Bachelor of Education (Primary) through Open Universities Australia (OUA), they prove that it's possible to become qualified for a practical career such as teaching, after studying online. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) congratulates Alan Toovey on winning the 2012 Education and Training Excellence Award at the AFL Players' Association MVP awards night, in Melbourne on Tuesday night. Read more.
The ability to tailor your studies to fit your life, when studying through Open Universities Australia, has been dramatically highlighted by the case of a postgraduate who studied whilst travelling the world's oceans with the crew of Richard Branson's super-yacht. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) today launches the first instalment of its online Leadership Series.
The online videos feature four key speakers - Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila, Geelong midfielder Jimmy Bartel, acclaimed businesswoman Ita Buttrose and Westfield Matildas Sarah Walsh.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is working with local Shellharbour libraries to trial an exciting new service for its students. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is working with local Wyong libraries to trial an exciting new service for its students. Read more.
Higher education is in the middle of a digital revolution. In this round-up from Melbourne's The Age, Open Universities Australia Chief Executive Paul Wappett says global e-learning initiatives like Coursera and edX are legitimising online education. Read more.
OUA senior executive Marcia Devlin this week defended online education in an article for Melbourne's The Age. For many students, online education offers tremendous benefits in terms of convenience, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. And with OUA, after studying entirely online, a student is awarded the same degree as a student who studies the same course on campus.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is pleased to announce its endorsement of the upcoming e-Assessments Conference on 21 - 22nd August, 2012 in Melbourne. Read more.
OUA CEO Paul Wappet was featured discussing the recent trend of professionals undertaking short courses in IT, Finance and Management to expand their careers. Read more.
An Open Universities Australia student, who successfully combined her studies with working and living in another country, says studying online can be challenging but with the right kind of approach it can also be incredibly rewarding. Read more.
Increasing numbers of students around the world are studying for degrees without ever setting foot on campus. Open University Australia, the 20-year-old pioneer of online learning, has experienced a doubling in enrolments over the past four years. Now other universities in Australia and around the world are also starting to adapt to this online revolution. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is today proud to announce the latest recipients of its 'Can Do' Scholarships. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is today pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director of Academic Products & Services - Professor Marcia Devlin.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 NOVA Awards, celebrating innovative teaching and inventive online course units.
Even when she was travelling the world involved in extreme sports event management, she always had a sketch book close to hand.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) has entered into an international partnership to share innovative practices, expertise and resources in online learning and distance education.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) today congratulates Winter Olympic Gold Medallist and OUA Education Ambassador Lydia Lassila for being honoured with an Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to sport.Read more.
Some of the students who have just suffered a long year of indecision about their future will enter the New Year secure in the knowledge that they will have no need for a Plan B. That is because they have discovered the online education movement.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) today announced the launch of its 'Can Do' Scholarship.
The Scholarship will give students the chance to apply to study at OUA as a Commonwealth supported student and receive assistance with the majority cost of their studies from the Australian Government.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) today announced the launch of its newest initiative, the Centre of Online Learning Excellence (COLE), to further develop its offering to and relationship with partners and academic providers.Read more.
Most of the nation's leading MBA programs offer a fairly high degree of study flexibility for time-poor executives but they can still be a struggle for some professionals. And while many MBA programs have beefed up their online offerings considerably, there is often still a strong component of fixed-term on-campus or residential learning.Read more.
Not so many years ago, when people enrolled to study tertiary courses off-campus, it was called distance education. Distance education students studied by themselves in distant bedrooms and home offices. The campus was for the couple of days' residential school and exams, but otherwise there was little interaction with lecturers or fellow students.Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) and Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) today announce a new educational partnership designed to give athletes a head start in preparing for future careers.Read more.
AFL stars at the end of their elite playing careers have the chance to gain further higher education through a scholarship program launched today by Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the AFL Players Association. Read more.
Open Universities Australia has continued its partnership with leading Australian companies by recently signing agreements with Westpac and Linfox to provide higher education services for their staff. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) congratulates its students Lydia Lassila and Melissa Wu on their individual nominations in the 2010 Sports Performer Awards. Read more.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) today announced the appointments of Mr Sam Weiss as Chairman and Mr David Phillips as an Independent Director. Read more.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) today announced a major sponsorship agreement with Open Universities Australia (OUA) to increase continuing higher education opportunities for footballers. Read more.