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Universities redefine classrooms

Classrooms are being redefined as universities seek smarter ways to learn. In the past decade, e-learning has become one of the most common buzzwords in education. Look inside the modern classroom or lecture theatre and you will be hard pressed ...

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Picking apart conscientious objection in healthcare

How much should healthcare be left up to a clinician’s own discretion? This question will be unpacked by Dr Doug McConnell, from Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at a conference focussed on conscientious objection. McConnell ...

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Vigilance required to combat online infinite pest

Universities are higher education facilities are rich targets for hackers because they keep so much sensitive information on file; have networks that are constantly being accessed by students, a demographic famous for its caprices; and because they often don’t have dedicated ...

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Degree dump: latest attrition stats released

The who, where and why of higher education attrition have been revealed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the higher education regulator. Its report details the latest dropout rates (from 2014) for first-year students from 130 providers. The ...

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Coming soon: Victoria University, India campus

Victoria University (VU) has had an eventful 2017 – and its only June. After slashing staff, and creating a separate teaching model for first years, a new research school and an academy for high-potential undergraduate students, they’re now opening a campus ...

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Go8 singled out for a $200 million boost

Disrupt or die seems to be the latest business mantra, and universities are on board. Specifically, the Group of Eight (Go8) universities have welcomed a landmark $200 million investment by UK-based IP Group, a leading intellectual property commercialisation company. The funds ...

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