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It’s time to end the apprentice hunger games

A wall of inequality was built into our post-schooling system decades ago, and today its legacy has left us with an educational caste system of haves and have-nots. Despite countless reviews and attempts to break it down, this wall is ...

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Time’s up for cheats as new laws announced

The Morrison government will introduce legislation to curb academic cheating at university, with people found guilty facing up to two years’ jail time or a $210,000 fine. The new laws are targeting so-called “contract cheating”, where third parties provide assessment ...

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The evolution of academic misconduct

The student experience has been greatly impacted by the student learning experience. Online resources provide students with a wealth of knowledge, apps have provided a gamified approach to learning, and virtual classrooms offer students the ability to sit in on ...

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Cybersecurity demands more education and training

Cybercrime is escalating worldwide, and with a massive demand for cybersecurity professionals, universities need to respond by offering more graduate and undergraduate programs to equip the workforce with the experts it needs to protect against hackers and other cyber threats. ...

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An Overton window of Australia’s VET

A surge of reports on the future of Australia’s VET sector were published in the lead-up to the federal election, many tabled by Craig Fowler in a recent article published in Campus Review. Labor’s Tanya Plibersek established the terms of ...

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Dispelling the myths of the Ramsay Centre

Established in March 2017 through a bequest by the Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Centre’s objective is to reinvigorate the study of Western civilisation in Australia. The Centre aims to have its program taught in two to three universities initially, mainly ...

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ANU hack points to troubling year ahead

A trove of personal data held at one of Australia’s premier universities has been accessed by a “sophisticated operator”, signalling troubling times ahead for data security. According to a statement issued by Australia National University’s Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt, the ...

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