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30July, 2020

Tech Companies Dominate Australia’s Best Places to Work List

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Tech companies and startups have dominated a list of the best places to work in Australia, with a number of businesses taking innovative steps to support their team during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Research institute Great Place to Work Australia produces an annual list of the top Australian and international companies with offices in Australia, ranked […]

30July, 2020

HBMSU Joins UNESCO Global Education Coalition to Address COVID-19 Challenge

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With over 1.5 billion students globally affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO has launched the Global Education Coalition to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching those who are most at risk. 

The new coalition brings together the United Nations family, civil society organisations and […]

30July, 2020

Zanzibar kMOOC – the Future of Kiswahili Language Learning?

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Technology has played a big role on the way we communicate and learn. The availability of internet has provided many students with the opportunity to learn from the best at their own comfort wherever they might be.  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) allow diverse learners across the world to come together and build some sort […]

30July, 2020

Research into Technology Supported Learning Needs More “Pedagogical Provenance”

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In a recent article in The Conversation, Dr Keith Turvey and Professor Norbert Pachler challenged both policy makers and researchers to reflect on how effective the last decade of policy and research into technology supported learning has been in enabling the education sector to sustain teaching and learning throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

They argued that: “Teachers […]

30July, 2020

HBMSU Becomes MENA Region’s First Educational Institution to Migrate to AWS Cloud

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has become the first in the Middle East and North African (MENA region to successfully migrate all its systems and applications to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 

The digital transformation is in line with HBMSU’s pioneering efforts to establish a new educational culture by shifting away from traditional models […]

30July, 2020

Aloha from Hawaii: An Update on Learning and Teaching Online during the 2020 Pandemic

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The state of Hawaii is comprised of eight populated islands (and many uninhabited ones in the 2,400 km archipelago), with the majority of the 1,420,491 population (US Census estimate for 2018) living on Oahu, in Honolulu. The public schools (Kindergarten through to grade 12 or K-12) are run by a centralised Department of Education (DOE) […]

30July, 2020

IFIP WG9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

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In the latest issue of IFIP Working Group 9.5’s blog, Vice-Chair Brad McKenna explores the importance of “Digitally Disconnecting in a World of Ubiquitous Connectivity”. Read the full post here  

29June, 2020

GI Working Group Calls for Urgent Changes to German Data Transparency Plans

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Germany’s Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) has criticised the lack of data protection and IT security measures in the Government’s new Data Transparency Ordinance (DaTraV) and called for urgent improvements.

German’s Ministry of Health (BMG) plans to regulate details of the Digital Supply Act (DVG) passed in 2019, including the transfer of data for research purposes. However, […]

29June, 2020

ACS Updates Migration Skills Assessment, Makes Cyber Security its Own Occupation Discipline

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ACS is making changes to its migration skills assessment, effective from 1 July. Under the updated scheme, cyber security will be assessed as its own occupation discipline under ANZSCO Unit Group 2621.

As a result, applicants looking to be recognised for skills as an ‘ICT Security Specialist’ will be assessed under different criteria to the other […]

29June, 2020

Australia’s Top 25 Analytics Leaders Announced

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Silvio Georgio, Australia Post’s General Manager of Data Science, has been ranked as the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) top analytics leader for 2020.

Georgio topped this year’s IAPA top 25 Analytics Leaders program, the third since the list was launched in 2018.

“I feel privileged to work with talent who inspire me, leaders who […]