Tom Worthington reviews his last five years as a graduate student of education, studying at the Australian National University, University of Southern Queensland, Canberra Institute of Technology and a North American university. He suggests that university academics should be trained in entrepreneurship, as well as teaching, to prepare them for an uncertain future where they will have multiple careers working mostly as part time casual staff. Tom proposes Australian universities should be preparing for a E80 blend of eduction: 80% e-Learning plus 20% classroom based.
Tom Worthington is a certified computer professional and expert witness. He blogs on education issues as "The Higher Education Whisperer" is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. In 1999 Tome was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and is a past President and Honorary Life Member, as well as a voting member of the ACM and member of the IEEE-CS. For more information go to http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/learning_teaching_online/