Come work with us at Open Universities Australia.

Come work with us at Open Universities Australia.

October 19, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


When I joined OUA I was
really interested in working in higher education,
and I also really wanted to work somewhere that was
dynamic and fast paced. One of the things that got
me excited when I actually wanted to join OUA was
this whole revolution around online learning. Being a part of
such a revolution and contributing as a part
of it was a big thing for me. What drew me to OUA was that it
was education but in a new way. It allows students
the flexibility and the opportunity to work
from anywhere in the world. And I think that’s what
I wanted to be a part of. The thing I noticed about
OUA the day I first walked in is the atmosphere. You walk pretty much
straight into a family. It’s kind of like
a big company that still thinks like a start-up. One of the things I
really like about OUA is that it’s big enough to
have lots of things happening but small enough
that you can feel like you can make a difference. One of the unique
things about OUA is the breadth of opportunity
for people coming in. We have educators. We have technologists. We have pedagogical specialists. The range is immense. Because I work in
digital marketing and because Open Universities
Australia is all about leading online learning, it’s a
part of my job description to be in the forefront of
technology and digital trends. And I’m passionate
about digital. We need a lot of
technical people to help us develop the
systems and the platforms that make this really easy
for people to get online and do their study and get
the technology out of the way. What do I enjoy most
about my role in OUA? I would say the people,
working with highly skilled professionals in almost
like a family environment. And I have the
privilege of working with some very smart people. If you’re someone that wants
to grow and develop and be innovative, then it’s definitely
the right place for you. I was working as an online
education coordinator. And that’s where I started
working in course development, helping the course
developers work with the academic
and the content. It was a very, very steep
learning curve for me. But I think that
was the best part about it was that
if you want to learn and you want to
grow and develop, then there’s
opportunities there. It’s also the kind
of environment where if you’re
interested in trying a different type of role, you
could put your hand up and say, hey, I’d be interested
in being part of that. So you’re coming
into an environment where people work
together to reach a really powerful and
common goal for the learner. I really do enjoy the people I
work with, what I actually do, and trying to help students out. Wanting learners to
achieve their goals and knowing that you’re actually
contributing to that goal, it’s actually really rewarding.