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Time for universities to rethink and reinvent

As universities navigate their way through a period of unprecedented change, it may be time for them to embrace proven business management approaches. By Marc Englaro. After a decade of relative stability, the tertiary education sector has entered an uncertain ...

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Online lectures now streaming 24/7

With India alone forecast to need an extra 2400 universities over the next 25 years, the demand for e-learning must cause a rapid expansion of services. Changes in technology, including 3D lecturers beamed live into student homes via holographic know-how, ...

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Deakin staff grapple with IT cuts

A number of employees at Deakin University are reporting that they have been left to struggle with computer problems and dealing with such technology as video-conferencing following a restructure of information technology services. The National Tertiary Education Union said staff ...

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Look, no hands!

The concept of driverless cars may sound like science fiction, but researchers say autonomous vehicles may soon hit our roads.  Imagine a world, in which your car would drive you from point A to B. You wouldn’t have to fret ...

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Able to leap giant problems

Researchers are excited at the prospect of using Australia’s first supercomputer The Australian National University will be home to the nation’s first supercomputer, which will provide much greater computational services to the research community. The petascale supercomputer will be used ...

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Modern chaplains must embrace the changing world

Multi-faith campuses and new technology offer real challenges. There is a rich history associated with university chaplaincy, which has evolved into a unique profession with its own identity and skills. This vocation continues to expand and diversify, with a growing ...

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Academic paints picture of regional art

Marcus Bussey, a lecturer in future studies and world history, put the importance of regional art under the spotlight at his Arts Matters workshops in June. Jointly organised by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Artslink Queensland, the two-day ...

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Tackling Big Data head on

The scheme to boost the computer capacity of the nation’s universities is ploughing ahead, with some help from the UK. By Beverley Head reports. The first three nodes of the $50 million Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project are about ...

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Learning for teachers made plain

The newest tool for online professional engagement is creating a buzz among educators, reports Natasha Egan. Professional development for teachers is about to get a whole lot easier, with the launch of a new online games-based tool where teachers from ...

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