iTunes U the future for regional students?

Thursday, 1 November 2012  Features

The development of web-based learning tools such as iTunes U and online education has lead to students in regional Australia having much greater access to tertiary education outside their local area.

Bill Twyman, Course Development Manager of the Master of Business & Technology (MBT) Program at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) will speak about his experience with web-based learning, at an exclusive information seminar at the Mantra Esplanade, Darwin on Thursday, 1 November.

Bill says: "Courses such as the MBT allow large scale student participation online in a high calibre program. They have the real potential to expand the horizons of students living in rural and regional communities by giving them access to the same programs as students in metropolitan areas of Australia."

The seminar will highlight how the MBT program provides students with a competitive advantage in technology driven environments and highlight the emerging areas of online education tools as a response to mainstream popularity of tools such as Apple's iTunes U.

The MBT Program is an applied masters program tailor-made for busy managers and professionals in technology driven environments. The MBT provides participants with the intellectual tools to manage and take up leadership roles where business and technology intersect.

Bill Twyman is experienced in the design and production of audio-visual and web-based learning materials with a particular background in e-learning projects. He has previously worked for the Department of Education and Training and has a Degree in Design Science and a Diploma in Music Education, with music and technology his two passions.