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The virtual staff room

  Swinburne Online’s teaching staff rarely meet physically, but still maintain their support networks Swinburne University of Technology’s distance-learning arm, Swinburne Online, has staff that are based solely online, like its students. Physically these eLearning Advisors (eLAs) are based around ...

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Employers get serious about co-funded training

Who wins when employers, not providers, access government funds for training? By John Mitchell There is so much controversy surrounding VET policy that it is difficult to look with fresh eyes upon any policy initiative that previously has attracted debate ...

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Oh Minister – the circus must stop!

  After one of the most tumultuous weeks in politics, the national newspapers finally caught up with the fact that a change of leader actually also means a huge wrenching in terms of policy in Australia. By Danny Bielik We ...

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Top marks for cyber security course

  A free Australian cyber security course is helping students gain one of the industry’s most respected IT qualifications. More than 6500 students from around the world signed up for Charles Sturt University’s free cyber security course that could otherwise ...

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Make teacher quality a main priority

Universities that perform better in research do not necessarily provide better teaching, a new report by the Grattan Institute argues.   The report, taking university teaching seriously, says that as higher education enrolments increase, much more attention needs to be ...

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Why government must support long-term research

  Leaders of the country’s most respected research academies and institutions are banding together to call for non-partisan support for long-term scientific research policy. By Aileen Macalintal When Nobel Laureate professor Brian Schmidt and the president of Association of Australian ...

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International education: the new frontier

  A lobbying effort by those at the heart of international education in the lead-up to the federal election is zeroing in on the key issues. By Phil Honeywood The international education sector has, in the past, provided a well-documented ...

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