In Control With Higher Education Through Work-Based Learning

2021 Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice  
This study examines the possibility of higher education curriculum at work within the role of an autonomous mine controller. Advances in technology, skills currency and work demand in autonomous mine control rooms have contributed to a resources gap in the domain. Assessing the academic validity of the role can provide an opportunity to lead the way in work-based learning. In reviewing the application of higher education degrees at work, the paper also examines new methods of delivery, such as
more » ... amification, to supplement what is being learnt in the workplace and motivate the learner to increase their knowledge. Qualitative organisational analysis reveals work-based learning in the control room is similar to that which currently exists in university curricular in fields such as engineering and management. It is suggested that the changing pace of technological advancements could see an end to (or at least slow down) of several traditional university degrees, and an increased application of adult learning principles through blended studies and work-based curricular.
doi:10.33423/jhetp.v21i15.4890 fatcat:6trnf5xme5dfrf3m325f3vwiiu