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Even Nobel Laureates get their papers rejected

Senior researchers from around the country will help  junior colleagues at regional universities get a grip on  research, as part of a year-long early career program. The Regional Universities Network (RUN), which is running the program, says it is the ...

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A clear exchange of ideas

What can happen to learning if educational pedagogy ever catches up with technology. A high-definition video communications system for Australia’s universities and research institutions has been unveiled by AARNet and Cisco, and already has a series of converts with Swinburne, Victoria, ...

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Climate change research a world first

Cutting-edge research facilities that can simulate the carbon-laden atmosphere of the future and study its impact on native bushland have been opened at the University of Western Sydney. The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Richmond will house up to ...

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US award for Australian online learning site

Two academics from the University of NSW’s College of Fine Arts have been recognised for their work in online learning, winning an award from an American organisation dedicated to spreading new ways of teaching and learning. Karin Watson and Simon ...

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Interdisciplinary research ‘neglected’

Despite having been around since the 1970s, interdisciplinary research in Australia is still a relatively neglected field, but one that could achieve much more, a new report has found. The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has just released Strengthening ...

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Older but no wiser

Fiona Wood asks if ERA should be doing something more useful than just stocktaking.Did you know that more than half the world’s 7 billion people are under 30 years of age? And that 90 per cent of these youthful people ...

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In the Moodle: Blackboard buys NetSpot

The Adelaide-based IT services business and Moodle partner, NetSpot, has been bought by US learning management specialist Blackboard. The US company also announced the takeover of Baltimore’s Moodlerooms as it seeks to broaden its customer base to include users of ...

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