OneHE and Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) to work together to support independent providers to deliver high quality teaching with affordable, on demand educator development.
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OneHE and IHEA have announced a new partnership today to make on demand professional development accessible to IHEA members. The partnership will enable IHEA members to complement existing staff development activities with access to professional development for enhancing teaching and learning and a global community of experts and educators.

Speaking on the new partnership, Olivia Fleming, OneHE Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships, said “We are delighted to be working with IHEA and to have the opportunity to work with its members in the years to come. We believe that all educators should have access to professional development, and we will partner with IHEA and their members to support their educators to apply evidence-based approaches from our experts in their everyday practice for their benefit of their students.

This partnership, together with our collaborative partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities across North America, provides clear evidence of the global need to provide affordable professional development at scale to support educators and institutions to maximise their students’ outcomes.”

OneHE provides on demand access to resources and courses on evidence-based approaches that educators can put into practice immediately to improve student learning outcomes. The online platform also provides access to a global network of experts, enabling educators to connect, collaborate, and share innovative teaching and learning practices. Available on demand, the support available through OneHE is designed to help those that have little or no support with teaching and learning practice and to complement and enhance an institution’s existing professional development opportunities. Through this partnership IHEA member institutions can join OneHE at a member-only discounted rate.

Announcing the partnership In Australia, IHEA CEO Simon Finn said “Our members will be excited by the opportunity for their academics and educators to connect and collaborate with peers globally, developing shared understanding about how to achieve the best outcomes for students. This partnership with OneHE will continue to grow IHEA members reputation for excellence through ongoing professional development and active engagement with best practice pedagogy from around the world. The partnership commences at a critical time as we look towards a post-covid higher education environment. Connection across educational jurisdictions and exchange of best practice will be essential to ensuring the sector continues to thrive.”

For more Information on the OneHE-IHEA partnership: https://onehe.org/ihea

Contact details

Olivia Fleming, Co-Founder OneHE and Director of Partnerships [email protected] 

Matthew Coote, IHEA Communications Manager [email protected]

About OneHE

OneHE provides timely access to resources and courses on evidence-based approaches that faculty can put into practice immediately to improve student learning outcomes.

The online platform also provides access to a global network of experts, enabling educators to connect, collaborate, and share innovative teaching and learning practices.

Available on demand, the microlearning content created by OneHE is designed to complement and enhance an institution’s existing professional development opportunities.

About IHEA

IHEA is the peak body that represents the majority of Australia’s registered and accredited independent higher education providers, who educate domestic and international students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our diverse membership includes large independent universities, colleges, business schools, niche providers and professional associations with for-profit and not-for-profit business models. IHEA members offer a range of accredited higher education awards from bachelor degree through to doctoral studies.

The Australian independent higher education sector comprises more than 130,000 students and 120 institutions. 10% of higher education students choose an independent provider, and enrolments in the independent sector are outpacing public universities.

Membership of IHEA is a badge of quality for Australian independent providers. Admission to membership is conditional on agreement with IHEA’s Code of Good Practice built on regulatory compliance, strong governance, ethical business models, quality teaching, and student engagement.

All members are registered and accredited with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency – the Australian government’s regulator of all universities and higher education providers.

For more information, visit www.ihea.edu.au 

OneHE and IHEA to work together to support independent providers

OneHE and IHEA to work together to support independent providers