Lane, B. (2012) UNE and La Trobe hook up online, The Australian, February 20
Two Australian public universities, the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria, have entered an agreement to share online courses, to increase course choice for students and expand online education.
UNE and La Trobe are already participants in Open Universities Australia, a collaboration of 13 universities and several technical and further education colleges. (For a good independent analysis of Open Universities Australia, see ‘What Ontario Can Learn from the Australian Online Learning System‘)
UNE is the first Australian university to sign up for Pearson’s LearningSolutions (now re-branded as OpenClass) as its main learning management system, but it has not yet been decided which LMS will be used for the UNE/La Trobe collaboration.