This issue of CAMEo Cuts offers a new take on the enduring idea of the cultural ‘fringe’.
The status of the fringe – as an edgy, heterodox and counter-cultural alternative to the mainstream – has long been seen as a source of new, avant-garde...
The concept of ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has influenced many education and workforce strategies and policies. Generally, the focus has been on how the school and university sectors can help equip the workforce with the STEM-related skills and knowledge considered necessary for the...
The generality of the umbrella term 'STEM' as a synonym for a diverse group of skills and academic fields poses various problems in terms of workforce planning and targeted interventions.
This summary brings together findings from NCVER research investigating educational and occupational concepts and...
The concepts of smart city and sharing economy are at the centre of a number of current debates, which touch upon, among others, issues like the current urbanisation trends, the particular economic situation we are facing in the last years, the spread...
The Internet and other information technologies have transformed the way New Zealanders live. Connectivity is an integral part of New Zealand’s economic growth and international competitiveness.
Ninety percent of New Zealand households and 96 percent of businesses now have an Internet connection. New Zealanders...
Outlines the initiatives being introduced as part of the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda.
There has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.
Advances in technology are transforming just about every part of our...
The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and Creative Commons Australia welcome the new initiatives in the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.
In a modern world both publications and the data underlying them are equally important parts of research and their value and potential...
The Army Research and Development (R&D) Plan is the foundation for collection and development of decision support information that underpins Army’s modernisation. The R&D Plan has an enduring relevance to the Army’s modernisation processes. The plan streamlines the Army’s research activities while...
These toolkits provide information about how to foster a professional community dedicated to more and better science and technology festivals.
The toolkits include guidelines on how to implement discovery days, astronomy nights and neighbourhood science to engage communities, and also provide planning, reporting and...
The Australian Academy of Science welcomes the opportunity to comment on the suite of strategies and measures outlined in the Australian Government’s Vision for a Science Nation consultation paper.
Overall, these proposals respond well to the majority of recommendations set out...
Citizen science brings scientists and the wider community together to work on important scientific projects. It has played a central and celebrated role in the advancement of global knowledge.
From amateur astronomers tracking the transit of Venus in 1874 to the...
Explores technological diffusion among New Zealand firms using a model of convergence in which a firm’s multi-factor productivity (MFP) growth depends on its ability to catch up to its industry’s productivity frontier.
New Zealand has a poor productivity track record at...
Investigates the use of screen media and digital competencies of higher education students in light of the growing focus on new media and e-learning in Australian universities.
The authors argue that there is a need to resist the commonplace utopian and...
The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) responds to the NDIA’s AT Discussion Paper, and advocates that roles for all stakeholders must be considered.
Summary of ARATA's key recommendations arising from the Discussion Paper:
1. Evaluate outcomes from AT provision...
Internet use among small businesses has recently become a popular topic for researchers in the fields of Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. In view of the media hype this topic has received over recent months, it is important for small businesses to learn from the experiences...
Wouldn't it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet. Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and...
What is assistive technology?
The agreed World Health Organisation definition is "Assistive technology can be defined as “any piece of equipment, or product, whether it is acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional...
Provides a summary of the evidence for internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy, and looks at the three RACGP Handbook of Non-Drug Intervention (HANDI) recommendations for non-drug treatments for depression and arranged for the developers to comment.
Background Gotzsche, in Lancet Psychiatry, argued that antidepressants...
The world was a very different place in December 1999 when the first G20 met in Berlin.
Steve Jobs had just taken back the reins at Apple, but Facebook, Google, Twitter and the dot-com bust were figments of imagination. When government and central banking...
This report examines how participation in maker activities can help girls and women develop skills and provide a bridge to potential careers in computer science and engineering. It examines the nature and drivers of female involvement in the maker movement and considers how that involvement...