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Government’s one-stop IP shop now online

The federal government has launched a match-making website where companies can search all the intellectual property patents Australia’s universities and public research bodies hold. The assistant minister for innovation, Wyatt Roy, launched Source IP in late November. It was developed ...

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Microsoft’s view from the cloud

The future of university administration is in the cloud, the chief technology officer of Microsoft Australia has said. Cloud computing allows users and enterprises to store their data in third-party centres. Microsoft’s James Kavanagh said the cloud streamlines the business ...

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Innovation the force for prosperity: Booth

The resources boom has forced Australia to play global economic catch-up, the provost of the University of Technology, Sydney has said. Professor Peter Booth said the success and economic shortsightedness of the resources boom created an environment where Australia didn’t ...

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The future of education is digital, individual: Citrix

The physical classroom will become virtual, a US-based multinational tech vendor says. In its 2020 Technology Landscape report Citrix predicts technology will turn the traditional educational experience into more a personalised learning model. Essentially, Citrix says this means technology – such as ...

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Deregulation could bring helpful technologies into learning

A Canadian educational technology company’s chief executive says deregulation could create unique opportunities for universities to gain competitive edges through technology. Despite being rejected by the Senate twice, university deregulation is still being pushed as an essential reform by the federal government. Widespread ...

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OpenLearning launches hack-a-thon for educators

One of Australia’s leading MOOC providers has launched Teach-a-thon – a hacking marathon for educators who want to run their own creative online courses. Embracing the spirit of a hack-a-thon – an intensive, short-term collaboration with software designers – OpenLearning.com will kick ...

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New MOOC to explore what uni is like

Charles Sturt University has launched a MOOC aimed at developing students’ pre-tertiary achievement levels and to explore aspects of the transition to university. CSU project manager Craig Billingham said the What’s Uni Like? MOOC is being promoted to Australian universities, ...

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Blended learning is the future

Technology is changing the way educational intuitions will deliver learning now and in the future, a technology leader in the tertiary education sector says. In an exclusive interview, Peter Nikoletatos, executive director and chief information officer at La Trobe University ...

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