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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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Jul 17

The Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) framework

In the academic workplace, academics are increasingly expected to provide robust evidence of the quality, effectiveness and impact of their work. Academic work typically flows in four broad streams of activity: disciplinary research, teaching, institutional service and community service. Increasingly, each of these areas involves a commitment of time and effort that is devoted to … Continue reading The Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) framework

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Jul 17

STEM-spiration: 14 STEM activities for the new term!

Whether you’re looking for a quick, fun activity or long term projects to boost STEM learning, we’ve got a collection of STEM activities to get the ball rolling this term! Science Watch liquid move without touching it by making magnetic slime Get term started with a bang with these exploding pop rockets Understand the characteristics … Continue reading STEM-spiration: 14 STEM activities for the new term!

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Jul 17

Integrating planning for schools and community facilities: A vision for schools as community hubs

Author:Lee Callum

Picture this… a school surrounded by complementary facilities and services, with learning at the heart of the community. Resources shared by all, a suite of spaces providing integration between learning and community, at the same time affording appropriate security and privacy for students. The school embedded in the fabric of its surrounds. Ahhh, a perfect … Continue reading Integrating planning for schools and community facilities: A vision for schools as community hubs

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Jul 17

21st Century learning isn’t just about the fancy furniture

Across the world, education is going through a paradigm shift with a hype around “21st Century Learning”. But is Australia reaching the standard? A recent article, UN agency ranks Australia 39 out of 41 countries for quality education, says it all. “There’s certainly a decline in real terms in the education space in Australia, partly … Continue reading 21st Century learning isn’t just about the fancy furniture

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Jul 17

Embedding a Benefit Delivery Framework at the University of Melbourne

There are several reasons why an organisation might choose to take a systematic approach to benefits management. A methodical approach to benefits management can assist the project owner to clearly articulate the proposed problem or opportunity and achieve project outcomes. It can inform project investment decision-making and project design, and it can form the basis … Continue reading Embedding a Benefit Delivery Framework at the University of Melbourne

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Jul 17

3 Examples of exceptional public service campaigns

For public sector professionals looking to engage their public stakeholders, creative and effective campaigns are essential to connect with the right audience and result in a real behaviour change. These exceptional campaigns demonstrate that government agencies and departments are making strides to deliver creative communication that gets to the heart of sometimes difficult topics. 1. … Continue reading 3 Examples of exceptional public service campaigns

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Jul 17

Utilising drones for bridge inspections

Author:Ron Hawken

You are out on site doing a bridge inspection, the water level of the creek is nearing the top of your waders, and you see something unusual on the deck soffit three spans further away. You grab the binoculars for a better look and then push the zoom on your camera to the absolute limit … Continue reading Utilising drones for bridge inspections

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Jul 17

Insights from 3 of Digital Continuity 2020’s top agencies

Struggling to overcome the challenges of digital records and information management? Here are some insights into the top 10 agencies from Check-up Digital and winners of the 2017 Digital Excellence Awards. Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) – The Research Data Project (RDP) Ranked 2nd, Check-up Digital & Medium Agencies Commendation, 2017 Digital Excellence AwardsWith … Continue reading Insights from 3 of Digital Continuity 2020’s top agencies