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Unis should outsource software: TechnologyOne

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Universities shouldn’t set up their own software systems, as they’re better off outsourcing them – a software company executive has advised. Matt Arnott, TechnologyOne’s general manager for education, said he’s seen many universities try to set up their own software systems ...

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Don’t worry about drop-out rates: Craven

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Despite data showing first-year undergraduate student drop-out rates have hit their highest point in eight years, the Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor has sidestepped concerns about these figures, saying data-driven learning analytics can handle it. Professor Greg Craven told a policy forum yesterday that ...

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Music video to smash STEM glass ceiling

A new video campaign, "People Grinning", aims to inspire women to pursue engineering careers. Image: UNSW

A bold audio-visual project aimed at highlighting the attractiveness of a STEM career for young women had its worldwide launch on Friday. Part of a greater campaign by eight top universities, led by the University of New South Wales, it’s a music ...

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Slow browsing day on the uni wifi? Here’s why

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Mixing business, leisure and education on the same network can create challenges for network capacity. By Bruce Miller. At most higher-education institutions today, you’ll find students, faculty and staff struggling with consistently bad internet. It’s hard to believe these are places of ...

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