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Uni and tech titan team up

It’s all ‘appening at RMIT. Apple has joined with the Melbourne-based university to deliver beginner courses in app development. It is titled iOS App Development with Swift; swift being an Apple coding language. An online program will commence on 20 November, while ...

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IT isn’t the most in-demand job: report

Contrary to popular thought, it’s construction, not coding, that’s most in-demand by employers. The 2017 Soft Skills in Demand Report, released last week, revealed this surprising fact.  Report issuer JobGetter analysed 168,000 job ads across 54 industries before reaching this ...

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Universities expecting disruption by 2030

Navitas Ventures – the innovation arm of global higher education provider Navitas – has been pondering digital transformation in higher education. After realising universities, students and edtech venture founders were too, it solicited their views on the matter. “We wanted to ...

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Hope and ambition collide at STEM careers fair

Rihanna’s latest hit reverberated around the brick atrium of the National Innovation Centre, home to Cicada Innovations. The reason for the hip beats? ‘Emerge’: Cicada and government department UrbanGrowth NSW’s inaugural STEM careers expo. Backpack-clad students wandered from booth to ...

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USYD’s brave new humanoid world

China’s largest consumer humanoid robotics company, UBTECH, has partnered with the University of Sydney to establish the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre. Based at the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, the centre is dedicated to research into intelligent ...

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Blended learning is like a green smoothie

University of Western Australia’s pro vice-chancellor (education innovation), professor Gilly Salmon, included a very modern analogy in her EduTECH presentation. “You know when you put vegetables in a blender to make a smoothie, you whiz it up, and it tastes really bad? ...

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Unis should outsource software: TechnologyOne

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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