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Sexual harassment in STEM: Will time ever be up?

Since the Harvey Weinstein allegations were publicised in October last year, it seems the world has shifted. For the first time, women appear to be asserting their power over sexual harassers and abusers, and are being validated for doing so. Among the swathe ...

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New Zealand cuts funding to free degrees

Storm clouds have brewed in the land of the long white cloud. After the much-heralded announcement of ‘free‘, that is, taxpayer-funded university in October last year, in its May budget, the Labour government froze funding. Perhaps following Australia’s lead, the ...

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University FLEXes driverless shuttle deal

South Australian university students will soon be able to head to class in an electric shuttle as part of a five-year trial of autonomous vehicle technology. Dubbed FLEX, or Flinders Express, the public shuttle will operate between the Clovelly Park ...

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An AI in higher education update

Innovative tertiary education providers are using artificial intelligence to attract and retain more students. In today’s always-on, always-connected world, people expect to be able to access all kinds of information and services with a few taps on their mobile device. ...

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New study pokes holes in learning online

For an unflattering portrayal of online learning, read A study exploring the impact of lecture capture availability and lecture capture usage on student attendance and attainment. It shows both of these measures drop in this context; attendance by double. The researchers, from ...

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