Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Education – a business proposition

< 1 minute read

Opportunities in education business in Australia and India
Global Mindset2
Indian Link has already covered the useful and much needed business conferences on education and training organised by Pradeep Khanna of Global Mindset earlier in the year.
His initiative of ‘Integrating Australia with Asia’ and building a community of like-minded people comprising of Australian and Asian entrepreneurs and business executives to do business in the Asian century is gaining momentum.
These conferences are helping Australians and Asians to engage with each other, understand the problems and attempt to solve them by customising the products, processes, resources, knowledge and skills that they already have.
For example, Australian companies have the opportunity to build large scale and size in their business by deploying strategies for serving large numbers in a market like India. The growth prospects of a company that can successfully achieve this innovation can go ballistic with India’s population being more than 50 times that of Australia. Tim Tams in India, anyone? Desi Vegemite? In fact, consumer businesses such as the coffee chain Gloria Jean’s and cookie chain Cookieman can be found in Indian shopping centres.
Pradeep Khanna’s initiative is helping to encourage Australian and Asian businesses to come closer.
The latest conference on October 29 specifically tackled the topic of using data analytics in higher education. Moderated by Tim Dodd, the education editor of the Australian Financial Review, IT and learning managers of University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australian Catholic University (ACU), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Government agencies such as Office of Learning & Teaching, Education Services Australia and consultants such as Deloitte Analytics presented their thoughts on how education is now managed with the help of data and analysis as large number of data points are collected and then used to improve learning outcomes.
Devin Fidler of US-based The Institute of the Future connected on Skype to talk about how education is changing. He mentioned how the best lectures are now on the web because of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). He stated how University of the People has aimed to bring a degree to anyone who needs it by offering bachelor’s degree courses for as little as $5,000 in America. Other examples of innovations in education  include:

  1. Duolingo: Free language lessons.
  2. Codecademy: Learning programming.
  3. General Assembly: Entrepreneurship training.
  4. Coursera, uDacity and edX: Free online courses offered by leading universities.
  5. Lynda: Subscription based fee for hundreds of technology courses.
  6. uDemy: Courses that can be hosted or taken by anyone.

Organisations such as Global Mindset, initiatives such as ‘Integrating Australia with Asia’ and communities such as TIE Sydney (the local chapter of the global entrepreneur community originally started by Indian professionals in America), have done much to help Indian professional and business community to benefit from opportunities in their adopted countries.

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

Biden vows to address Indian-American concerns on H1B visas

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to address the Indian-American community's concerns related to the H-1B...

Trump paid $145K in taxes to India: Report

US President Donald Trump or his company paid $145,400 in taxes to India and received $2.3 million...

Pakistan’s Sikhs want rare scripture to be placed in Lahore shrine

The Sikh community in Pakistan wants a handwritten copy of Guru Granth Sahib, currently on display at...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -


Episode Seven: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Episode Six: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Episode Five: Oz media fails diversity test again

As per a report that was published last week, Australian media seems to have again failed to represent the country’s diversity accurately onscreen. The...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

women of sister project in perth

Sister Project, empowering women of diverse backgrounds

Ellenbrook local Tracey Cave had always wanted to do something community-oriented. But it wasn’t until she saw a fellow Mum, who was a migrant...
melbourne city

Melbourne unlocked: What’s the post-restrictions plan?

Some excitement about "overpriced gourmet coffee" with some caution about socialising and hygiene - here's how Melbournians are accepting the easing of Melbourne's restrictions...

Steve Waugh’s India: where cricket gives hope and happiness

"I always wanted to get into the alleyways, the backstreets, in the mountains, in the desert, the beaches; just see people playing cricket and...
India Tour of Australia dates

Fixtures for India’s tour of Australia released

The upcoming months promise an exciting season for cricket with three series – the Vodafone Test series, Dettol ODI series, and Dettol Twenty20 International...
covid stats on phone

How do we know statistics can be trusted? We talked to...

  In April, as the coronavirus pandemic was gathering force around the world, reporters asked Brendan Murphy, then Australia’s...