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ALISON CEO Joins Panellists at Melbourne Learning Festival

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ALISON CEO Mike Feerick will take part in a lively TV-style panel discussion on the future of education, when he joins leading academics and teachers at Melbourne’s RMIT University on Tuesday, December 2.

Mike will visit RMIT - a global university of technology and design – as part of a series of speaking engagements in Australia this month.

RMIT is holding a Festival of Learning and Teaching, with a focus on the use of technology and social media in educational institutions. Tools from videocasting to Google Drive to virtual labs and classrooms, will be discussed in detail by experts in the area of educational technology.

A novel part of the Festival will be a panel discussion based on the hugely popular Q&A show, screened weekly on ABC Television. The event will enable members of the public to gather the views of Mr Feerick and other education experts on the topic of ‘Teaching’s Future: Face-to-Face or Facebook?’

Dr Judy McGannon from Design and Social Context (DSC), RMIT University, will chair the panel, on which Mr Feerick will be joined by Futurist and former Minister for Science the Hon. Barry Jones AC and social media whiz-kid, formerly of Monash University, Samantha Vardanega.

RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-oriented research. The college is a leader in engineering, accounting and finance, computer science and information systems, communication and media studies, psychology, education, law and economics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. It also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and has industry partnerships on every continent.

The university's student population of 82,000 includes 28,000 international students, of whom 17,600 are taught outside of Australia.


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