The digital revolution is already here and it is changing the way people expect to communicate or share knowledge and information. Educators are facing technology changes together with changing expectations from students about the use of technology in an educational context. A key challenge for teachers is also the delivery of personalised learning. This is … [Read more…]
I spent most of my youth and childhood hanging about in public libraries and reading their books. In fact I blame libraries for most of my quirks these days, since it was there that I was exposed to dangerous ideas from philosophers, historians and fiction authors. The local, school and state libraries provided a welcome … [Read more…]
I love going along to the TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute Showcases because they always have demonstrations of innovative uses of technology. It is great to hear practising teachers share how they are using technology to improve outcomes for their students and also to make their own jobs easier. Often with limited budgets these teachers … [Read more…]
It is fascinating to note on this International Women’s Day that one of our major newspapers has an article titled “Gender pay gap shows no sign of abating” The gender pay gap can cost women up to $1 million over a lifetime * Women earn 17pc less than men * Pay inequality worth $1m over … [Read more…]
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There are three areas that are relevant to both our society in general and to us as educators in particular. They are: (1) the overall landscape in which we are operating; (2) the social implications of the changes being driven by technology and how we are using it; and (3) the changing models that are … [Read more…]
I really enjoyed the opportunity to present to the TAFE teachers of the Western Sydney Insititute recently about social computing and its implications for education. Slides follow and more detailed notes will be posted shortly. Social & Learning Implications View more presentations from Kate Carruthers.
In recent times I had parallel customer service experiences with two different universities: Queensland University of Technology and Charles Sturt University. It was very strange to hang up from one phone call only to have a diametrically different conversation on the next call with the other university. Also, it seemed bizarre to be having a … [Read more…]
Speaking with friends who are educators of the young one, thing has become apparent. The idea that learning is achieved by building foundations or layers of knowledge is passe. The MTV generation want their learning pre-packaged and easily digested. No more learning the basics and practising them to become expert and then moving on to the … [Read more…]
The other day a friend who has just completed an MBA from a prestigious university was disconsolate to read an article by Tim Dodd in the Australian Financial Review (AFR, 17 May 2004) titled “MBAs are losing their cachet”. Dodd argued that employers prefer people whose postgraduate studies were in a specialised field rather over a … [Read more…]