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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

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

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Jul 17

The relevant ways to earn customer trust

Trust is the key to sustainability in financial services. At Equip, some of our key performance metrics are around the actual and relative levels of trust that our members vest in us as providers of superannuation and financial advice. Understanding what the drivers of trust are and how, where and when to connect with customers … Continue reading The relevant ways to earn customer trust

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Jul 17

A glass of wine & a few fun facts

Last weekend, Criterion’s Production team set off on a day trip down to the Hunter Valley. We began the morning bright* and bubbly** at Central Station, taking an early morning coach hosted by a lively guide called Sean. Sean liked to point out all the “lesser celebrated highlights” of Sydney as we drove by, including … Continue reading A glass of wine & a few fun facts

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Jul 17

3 long term benefits of going dry this July

The 1st of July marks not just the beginning of the new financial year, but the day many will start their month long abstinence from alcohol for Dry July – Australia’s annual campaign to raise money for those affected by cancer. But can these campaigns have an effect on our health outcomes in addition to … Continue reading 3 long term benefits of going dry this July

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Jul 17

Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence. That figure is horrifying, particularly when you start to understand the impacts on the children themselves and on our community as a whole. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame. It can lead to detachment from others and disengagement from … Continue reading Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

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Jul 17

Escaping the next dot com bust!

I recently read an article written by a leading professor in the education sector in Australia saying that vocational education is collapsing on itself due to Government policies, and the results are going to have a devastating impact on individuals and industries alike. This type of sentiment in my opinion is overly pessimistic, which makes … Continue reading Escaping the next dot com bust!