SkillsForge signs Flinders University

In bad news for South Australian vellum producersFlinders U has introduced the SkillsForge doctoral candidature system, which will save “hundreds of hours of administration over the life of a doctorate.”  Developed at the University of York, the system, among other things; “provides the functionality to reflect, review, record, monitor and report upon postgraduate student progression, skills acquisition and general development activities.”

Dean of Graduate Research Tara Brabazon says in test SkillsForge processed a document which now takes five hours in 2 minutes. “Multiply this across 1000 students several times a year and the savings are massive.”