Bond University

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Coping with the Virtual Campus Some Hints and Opportunities for Legal Education?


[Extract] The face of tertiary education may change rapidly over the next decade. The student of the future may “telecommute” to a “virtual campus”. This prediction is probably an overstatement, but new technologies already have a significant effect on opportunities for people to learn. In Australia, the present Commonwealth government is resolutely pursuing policies which ensure that the public tertiary education dollar is concentrated on providing as many places as possible to relatively affluent school leavers and members of “equity-targeted groups. High demand for places in LLB courses means that many students with good, but not outstanding, school results are discouraged from applying to study law. Others simply are not attracted to studying law until late in life. Opportunities for part-time on-campus study seem to be declining. The demand for places shows a considerable unmet need.