The challenges and opportunities for professional societies in higher education in Australasia: a PEST analysis

Iain Doherty*, Caroline Steel, Dominique Parrish

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Abstract

Professional societies, established to support academic and professional staff in higher education, need to be vigilant of regional and international trends that affect their core business. In this paper, we provide an analysis of political, economic, social and technological factors that are impacting upon the Australasian higher education environment through considering the case of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite). Drawing on two ascilite membership surveys along with the relevant literature we identify significant challenges for professional societies and offer some strategic insights for similar regional societies and their executive teams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-121
Number of pages17
JournalAustralasian journal of educational technology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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