Universities are facing growing pressures to be spending money effectively and to be delivering good outcomes. Following the government’s recent $2.2 billion cuts in university funding, signalling the end of a demand-driven system, now more than ever, universities are having to reduce inefficiency, maximise revenue and drive agile improvement in the face of change. The … Continue reading Australian Catholic University l 2020 Strategic Plan
University of Sydney has announced the opening of Australia’s largest immersive laboratory in their Sydney Campus. This would help students receive on the field experience and help them journey into new territories to better understand their curricula. For example; an Astrophysics student could better understand their curricula by getting hands on visuals on outer space … Continue reading A peek into University of Sydney’s new immersive learning laboratory
An estimated 10,000 university spaces will go unfunded this year because of federal government budget cuts, according to Universities Australia. Just before christmas, the coalition announced a freeze on funding for the commonwealth grants scheme, which covers the cost of higher education. That will force universities to find “band-aid” solutions to cover their costs this … Continue reading Funding cuts in University
The practice of embedding employability into the curriculum has been the subject of much inquiry in the Higher Education (HE) sector. With increased student numbers in the market it is important for universities to stay above the competition to improve graduate outcomes. So, how can educators embed learning and teaching activities that are both appropriate … Continue reading How do you build careers into your curriculum?
Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview has finished putting the final touches on their brand new Therry Building. The Therry Building includes flexible learning spaces to encourage more collaborative teaching and learning across four facilities, with space for staff and six House areas (The Ignis Project). Its landscape design also provides opportunities for outside learning and socialisation. … Continue reading A first look at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview’s new learning spaces
A big review of NAPLAN could be on the horizon after key findings from the highly anticipated Gonski review indicated too great a focus on periodic standardised tests to measure performance rather than much needed ongoing assessment tailored to individual student needs. NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes indicated his support for the recommendations made by … Continue reading The future of NAPLAN
We spoke to Karim Mouahbi from Mad Paws about his insights on growing a digital marketing funnel with great ROI. Here is what he had to say… How did Mad Paws Build a brand around digital marketing? Building a brand with digital marketing is the future of everything now, everything is digital. Your brand doesn’t … Continue reading Insights into Mad Paws Digital Marketing Strategies
The Centre for Sleep Research led by Professor Drew Dawson has introduced the prior/sleep wake model that allows for a scientific measure of fatigue relative to the error trajectory of the task at hand. This report reviews the risks of fatigue in the mining industry in QLD. Fatigue in the QLD region: Combining alcohol and … Continue reading Fatigue Management in the Mining Industry- Insights from professor Drew Dawson