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UniSA starts crowdfunding its research

The University of South Australia is pitching its research to the people via a newly announced crowdfunding project. The research that people can contribute funding to includes a project on preventing asylum seeker suicide, a study on helping stroke survivors ...

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Publish or perish a minor issue, research reveals

A meta-analysis of research literature has thrown into question the commonly held assumption that science exists in a culture of ‘publish or perish’. Meta-assessment of bias in science, published in the journal PNAS, found “little evidence” that biases in scientific ...

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Mindfulness may trigger past trauma in students

Classroom mindfulness can cause anxiety and stress in students who’ve experienced trauma, an expert has warned. Flinders University education academic Dr Leigh Burrows has advised that teachers who want to use the practice should learn their students’ backgrounds and not ...

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Plan to use data to match students to courses

For Andy Sheats, improving the student experience is tied to greater transparency in higher education. Recently announced as Open Universities Australia’s new executive general manager of student experience, Sheats wants to use data to help students make their study choices. ...

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