In this first edition of Contextualising Horizon, the members of the ASCILITE community and affiliates explored the Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political trends impacting Australasian higher education. Underscoring the 2021–2022 report are the impacts of long-standing trends in Australasian higher education, including the political and economic standing of institutions, which are operating under resource constraints and expectations to do more with less. Furthermore, the shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the region. The pandemic response and rapid digitalisation have exposed sectoral vulnerabilities, such as dependence on international learners, mental health and wellbeing and digital equity. Likewise, they open opportunities for institutions to better support learners and staff, to increase access and inclusion and to redefine the sector in a way that caters to a more diverse population of learners and a service model that addresses lifelong learning.
|Commissioning body||Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|