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Setting the Scene: The Future University Experience

Posted by on 26, Dec 2018 in Essays | 0 comments

Setting the Scene: The Future University Experience

Ubiquitous wireless connectivity now affords unprecedented opportunities to collect, organise, and analyse large repositories of information and resources where all forms of media are instantly accessible through any portable device. Using such devices, university students gain access to a rich array of resources that assist them to solve a problem, to earn a chosen qualification, or to resolve an administrative need. 24/7 personal information assistants that scan and locate resources held in libraries and repositories located anywhere in the...

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Is Education a Pathway to Success or Failure?

Posted by on 9, Dec 2018 in Essays | 0 comments

Is Education a Pathway to Success or Failure?

Lies, Lies, Lies (the power of lying) The intention of this essay is not to suggest that Australians are stupid or unintelligent. On the contrary, as made evident during the years of Nazi Germany, it is possible to dupe an entire population into believing the most implausible lies and yet relative few will protest or resist.  Even though the threat of punishment and possibly death was cause for fear, the widespread use of the mainstream media (newspapers and radio) was a major influence on the German people’s psyche. History refers to this...

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Why Education is a Poor Cousin

Posted by on 14, Jan 2013 in Essays | 2 comments

Why Education is a Poor Cousin

Why Education has become a Poor Cousin to the Business of Australian Universities (with lessons from the culture industry) If universities of today had produced brilliance, we would not have the global problems we have now. They would have produced enlightened human beings of visionary qualities who could anticipate changes and take measures to avoid the dangers and seize the opportunities. What universities have done is produce legions of drones and clones that think the same, react the same, and do the same. And they’ve been producing...

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Dynamic Learning Strategy

Posted by on 23, Oct 2012 in Essays | 0 comments

Dynamic Learning Strategy

An evolving learning strategy enables the understanding of the interplay between technology and learning to advance in line with the capabilities of academic staff and organisational management that can assist to mitigate the complex task of producing optimal results in a world marked by unforeseen and frequent change. Traditional approaches to devising learning strategy that attempt to combine technology with learning and teaching, and also provide adequate professional and technical support often fail to consider the complex...

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Using Technology to Enhance Learning and Understanding

Posted by on 1, Sep 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Using Technology to Enhance Learning and Understanding

Despite protestations from governments and politicians to allay criticisms of declining educational standards and effectiveness, often accompanied by announcements of new quality assurance programmes and repeated affirmations of rising living standards and lifetime benefits for all, institutionalised learning offers students few options but to acquiesce to the restrictions of an inflexible, subject delineated, content-focussed curriculum. In place of teaching students how to learn, think, and construct knowledge, a culture of corporatisation...

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NBN and Education

Posted by on 15, Jul 2012 in Essays | 0 comments

NBN and Education

The forthcoming Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is a patent reminder of the democratising effects of a pervasive network on any industry that relies on information as a core resource. Education, if assumed to be an industry, can either take advantage of this development or become a victim of it. The reality is that Australian families, companies, and individuals will have direct access to the best educational content in the world and be able to interact with technologies and devices that are familiar, always available, and...

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