Setting the Scene: The Future University Experience

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...

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Is Education a Pathway to Success or Failure?

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...

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Why Education is a Poor Cousin

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...

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Dynamic Learning Strategy

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...

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NBN and Education

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,...

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The Essential Trinity for 21C Education

The Essential Trinity for 21C Education

For many educational technology advocates it is not difficult to be absorbed by the wealth of technical ‘treats’ technology has to offer and succumb to the assumption that the learning process is somehow improved by the chosen technology. In turn, such an assumption can lead to a failure to prioritise how technology is applied to learning and teaching....

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