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ATEM/Campus Review awards highlight excellence

The presentation of the 4th annual Association for Tertiary Education Management/Campus Review awards gave the spotlight to key performers in tertiary education management. The event was part of the Tertiary Education Management Conference. Professionals all across the higher education sector earned ATEM ...

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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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Prominent figures: unis need big data

The time has come for universities to harness big data for the benefit of students. Universities should be using the big data they hold on students to enhance success rates, a Deakin University academic says. Retailers use big data to ...

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Safety first

Digital technology serves to spread access to higher education but these benefits must be protected with safeguards for security and privacy. By Matt Miller A decade ago, the prospect of someone earning a graduate degree through distance learning would have ...

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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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Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’

The newest classroom at Harvard University's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned ...

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Study points to rising obesity in SA

Almost a third of all South Australians will be obese by 2019, new research predicts. A study published on Friday in the Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health states that 28.7 per cent of males and 29.2 per cent ...

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Workforce management a full-time chore

Increasing proportions of sessional staff make management more complicated; the right software can help keep everything in order. The increase in sessional staff at universities and colleges is one of the most significant changes in Australia’s academic workforce from the ...

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Double cochlear implants improve grades: study

A study of primary school students with hearing loss has shown children with double cochlear implants performed much better in exams than kids with only one. The University of Melbourne study measured academic performance of 44 profoundly deaf 8-year-olds across Australia ...

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Only half of psychology studies replicated

An investigation into the reproducibility of results in psychology has found fewer than half of replications produce the same findings as the original study, regardless of the analytic method or criteria. Launched in 2012, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology was an international ...

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