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World Access to Higher Educatioon Day: Locking Down, Opening Up: Prioritising Equitable Access and Success in a Time of Uncertainty
17 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm AESTFree
November 17 is a day of action; a chance to pause and reflect on the role of higher education in Australian society and the inequality facing our students. During 2020, many students have experienced significant negative changes to employment, and Federal government revisions to course fees, whilst universities have attempted to negotiate resource digitisation against commercial interests. Open education offers an opportunity for equitable, affordable access to learning resources, and new avenues for authentic, engaging assessment that supports student retention and graduate employability.