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Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to … Continue reading Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

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Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service - Download the ebook!

Growth in digital innovations has created a range of opportunities for enhanced customer service delivery. However, government agencies continue to grapple with effectively managing customer service channels while continuing to gather and analyse meaningful customer data. In addition, as the front facing component of the public sector evolves, it is important to bring internal stakeholders … Continue reading Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service – Download the ebook!

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Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

Claremont College is a thriving co-educational primary school, renowned across Sydney as a school that achieves excellence in all aspects of its operation. Claremont College is an inclusive school where students with a wide range of abilities and special needs are catered for through a fully integrated approach to learning within a co-teaching model. Claremont … Continue reading Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

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Data.gov.au to become a 'world-leading example of public open data'

The data.gov.au platform is set to become a “world-leading example of public open data infrastructure” under new plans by the Data Infrastructure Engagement (DIGE) team and Data61 (CSIRO’s digital research network). Data61 was tasked with employing “data analytics to connect disparate government datasets and publicly release them on open data platforms” as part of the … Continue reading Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

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Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

“For too long, schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.” Teachers make generations of difference – impacting the children we teach today, their children and their children. Having a great education creates great opportunity, and opportunities for future generations. The environment where that learning takes place is vital. If our … Continue reading Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

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Jun 18

Looking outside the sector to improve service quality across IT in universities

Improving the service quality across IT in universities is both a massive priority and infinitely easier said than done. There is no doubt that the industry features some truly brilliant people, working on some exceedingly clever and innovative projects. At the same time, however, the Michelin Man would be sweating in his sleep at the … Continue reading Looking outside the sector to improve service quality across IT in universities

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Jun 18

Introducing Luke Shaw, Team Leader of Information Technology Service Desk, University of Newcastle

One leg of our service desk triumvirate is Luke Shaw – Team Leader of the Information Technology Service Desk at the University of Newcastle. Aside from being a really nice guy, we’ve invited Luke along to discuss some of the initiatives that Newcastle have in place and how they’ve overcome specific challenges around the training … Continue reading Introducing Luke Shaw, Team Leader of Information Technology Service Desk, University of Newcastle

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Jun 18

APS workforce developments from the Unlocking Potential Review

The Unlocking Potential Review was undertaken by the Australian Public Service Commission in 2016 and identified some key gaps in the HR function across public sector agencies. Rather than compliance, the public sector HR function must be agile, business integrated, data driven and skilled in attracting, retaining and developing talent. And there are critical weaknesses … Continue reading APS workforce developments from the Unlocking Potential Review

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Jun 18

Academic horror stories – Specialised services

Every university has the occasional campfire worthy horror tale of service requests gone wrong. One of the delegates of our previous ITS in Tertiary Education conference shared the story the other day of a frustrating issue that had come to a head the previous week.“An academic service request came through with a relatively complicated software … Continue reading Academic horror stories – Specialised services

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Jun 18

Russell Murphy – Back by popular demand

At the 2017 ITS in Tertiary Education conference – Russell Murphy Transformation and Deployment Manager from ServiceNSW came along and shared with the delegates the ups downs and sideways of the transition toward an omnichannel contact centre at Service NSW. Some of the key points included: Prioritising the right channels for your organisation and your customer … Continue reading Russell Murphy – Back by popular demand

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Jun 18

Key insights into improving service desk performance

Western Sydney University was recommended on a number of fronts for their approach to the personal side of the service desk. One of the biggest issues challenges for ITS in tertiary facilities is how you maintaining a level of staff expertise when turnover rates are continually high. WSU has done a lot of work in … Continue reading Key insights into improving service desk performance

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May 18

A look into the Western Sydney University vertical campus

The Western Sydney University’s Parramatta vertical campus is a major economic catalyst and one of the most technologically advanced teaching and research spaces developed in Australia and across the world. The Parramatta City vertical campus, opened in May 2017, is an ambitious project undertaken by Western Sydney University. This 14-storey, five star building is the … Continue reading A look into the Western Sydney University vertical campus

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May 18

Managing inconsistency across local government regulation

Inconsistency surrounding the implementation and enforcement of regulation is a challenge that permeates across local government jurisdictions as well as between state and local governments. Common issues include a lack of guidance and resources from state government when implementing new regulations, as well as a lack of standardised enforcement approaches across local jurisdictions. The result … Continue reading Managing inconsistency across local government regulation