University of Sydney receives $1.5 million to run online courses on digital transformation

The University of Sydney has received $1.5 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program to run two online courses to help businesses with digital transformation.

The two massive open online courses (MOOCs), will be run for five weeks. They will be free for participants to study, however a fee will be required to receive a certification.

Professor Pip Pattison, deputy vice chancellor (education) said, “The MOOCs reflect the University’s innovative approach to learning and are an example of our commitment to teaching the skills needed to thrive in a world that is rapidly changing.”

The first course, Design Strategy: Design thinking for business strategy and entrepreneurship, will look to help participants learn how to bring design thinking into their corporate strategy, while the second course, Innovation Through Design: Think, Make, Break, Repeat, will look at “how design thinking can be used for strategic and innovative advantage within a profession”.

Associate Professor Knight, pro vice chancellor (research – enterprise and engagement), said, “Our students confront the challenges faced by truly pioneering companies and develop customer-centric prototypes as part of the course.

“We’re guiding our students through real-world projects and using the live experience to get closer to clients, end users, and technology investment.” Read more

Gina Baldassare – Startup Daily – 22 June 2018