30 August 2012 | This multidisciplinary project sought to introduce post graduate Midwifery, Mental Health, Medical Radiations and Chiropractic students to the work of three other disciplines and provided them with an opportunity to develop their communication and history taking skills in the virtual world of Second Life.
06 May 2013 | This report argues that the use of big data and analytics to predict student success presents unique ethical questions for higher education administrators. It suggests the Potter Box framework can help address these questions and provide a framework for action.
11 June 2013 | In this report, detailed primary evidence regarding high school student use of ICT, perceptions of use of ICT at school, perceptions of ICT as a discipline, and motivations regarding career choices was generated.
12 June 2013 | This explores how learning partnerships between councils, their communities and learning organisations can help improve social outcomes, build community capability and strengthen community governance.
17 October 2012 | This US report investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that an extensive body of research on knowledge utilisation has not led to any widely accepted explanation of what it means to use science in public policy.
05 June 2013 | For the fifth consecutive year, the number of students enrolled in the publicly funded training system in Australia increased, with 1.943 million students studying last year, up 3.3% from 2011. Student numbers increased in South Australia (15.5%), Victoria (8.2%), Australian Capital Territory (2.1%) and in New South Wales (2.0%).
13 May 2013 | Using a poverty line set at 60% of New Zealand’s median national income, nearly one in five New Zealand children (19%) was poor in 2011, far lower than in 2004 before social policies were enacted which focused, in part, on the country’s child poverty problem.
29 May 2013 | Universities have called for a review of higher education regulation. In response to this the Government has announced a review to address the concerns being raised and identify what further action is needed.
30 December 2012 | Examining the outcomes of a US funded program to encourage artists to work collaboratively and with students of other disciplines in universities, this paper raises the question about what might be next as artists and arts presenters explore and expand their role on campuses and in communities.
18 March 2013 | This publication presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation, and there is also a supplement for 2012.
27 March 2013 | This guide explains open educational resources (OER) and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide.Open educational resources (OER) are learning and teaching materials, freely available online for anyone to use. Examples include full courses, course modules, lectures, games, teaching materials and assignments. They can take the form of text, images, audio, video and may even be interactive.
21 March 2012 | Developed by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and now updated for 2012, this guide is designed to offer all Australians information about the National Broadband Network.
21 January 2013 | Carey Lyon discusses how the urban environment can be used to create diverse spaces for both learning and research activities within the concept of a ‘vertical campus’ which aims to position students at the centre of the learning experience.
In this talk, Niva Elkin-Koren — former dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT) — shares some insights based on the building of a coalition of higher education institutions in Israel and drafting a code of fair use best practices.
17 August 2012 | Recent public debate about educational quality and standards raises questions about which teaching styles are most effective in supporting student learning. Of all forms of teaching, the lecture is the most traditional. It also has the potential to be the most tedious experience for students.