Which of the five Queensland universities has the best open curriculum?
The state’s universities have been ranked among the top 10 in the country by the Open Curriculum Project, a Queensland University’s Association of Curriculums and Examiners (OCEPA) report which ranks universities based on their open curricula, which includes online content.
“This is the first time we’ve seen universities consistently ranked in this order,” said Dr Andrew Smith, executive director of OCEPA.
University of Queensland: 2nd, 4th, 3rd, 2nd The University of Queensland’s open curriculum includes online classes and online courses.
The university said it had a total of 9,639 open degrees and 7,099 open certificates in 2016, a 2.7 per cent increase from 2015.
It said the open curriculum was designed to enable students to pursue their academic ambitions.
Western Australian: 3rd (up 2.2 per cent), 4th (up 1.4 per cent) The University at Western Australia has been the most active in the opening curriculum area, with 1,622 open degrees, 798 open certificates and 463 online degrees.
But the University of Western Australia’s open programme was also ranked second in the state with a total enrolment of 2,735 students, up 3.1 per cent from 2016.
NSW: 2rd, 3th, 4, 4 The University and College of New South Wales has been ranked third in the open enrolment area, increasing its total enrolments from 1,623 students, to 1,826 students.
However, it was ranked fourth in the enrolment rate at its public colleges, down 0.2 percentage points on 2016.
Queensland State University: 2,3rd, 4 The University of New Wales’ open enrolments have been up almost four per cent on 2016, up to 6,929 students.
The university also has a total student enrolment to 1.6 million students, an increase of 8.1 percentage points, with a 16.4 student-to-student ratio.
Victoria State University has the most students enrolled in the university, at 1,923, but is ranked fourth with a 15.3 student- to-student enrolment ratio.
University of Tasmania: 4th(up 0.7 percentage points) The Tasmanian university has been a strong supporter of the opening education sector and has been consistently ranked among top 10 universities in the nation.
Its open enrols are up almost six per cent, to 4,829 students, but the university still has a 12.1 student- per-capita enrolment.
Universities in Victoria and Queensland are also ranked in the top 20, based on the Open Student Survey.
National University of Singapore: 3,6th(down 0.5 percentage points)(up 0 per cent)*The University at Singapore has been one of the most successful proponents of the open education sector in the past.
As of August 2017, the university had more than 14,000 students enrolled, up by more than half compared to 2015.
It had an enrolment base of 932,800 students, down by nearly 5 per cent compared to last year.
NICU: 4,5th, 6th The NICU’s open enrollment is up 3 per cent over last year, with an enrolmation base of 791,200 students, with more than one million students enrolled.
A total of 6,732 students are currently enrolled, with nearly 1.8 million students on offer.
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