22 avril 2019

Climate science and policy: the tension between ‘argument’ and ‘debate’

The ConversationMuch of the public also fails to understand the political economy of mitigating climate change at the national and international levels. More...

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Online open education: yes, this is the game changer

The ConversationMass Open Online Courseware (MOOCs) is less than a year old but it is already clear this will be the game changer in higher education worldwide. Right now it is reverberating through Australian universities like a tectonic shock. More...

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Teaching students to lie: historical method through hoaxes

The ConversationMore than a decade ago, back in the days of Web 0.5, a student of mine submitted a generally well-written essay on “Ante Pavelić, Great Hero of the Croatian Nation.” Now, if you know your history of World War II, you may remember Pavelić as the leader of the Croatian Ustaše government that was perhaps the most vicious of the puppet regimes aligned with Nazi Germany. More...

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Cracks in the ivory tower: is academia’s culture sustainable?

The ConversationThe pressure is on. More and more universities and academics are working in a culture that is untenable and cracks in the ivory tower have already begun to appear. More...

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Improving Indigenous education and teaching standards

The ConversationImprovement in understanding the specific needs of Indigenous students is required to meet new government teaching standards, according to a new study. More...

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MOOCs will mean the death of universities? Not likely

The ConversationMOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are gaining a lot of attention. Some commentators believe that these free internet-delivered courses are the future of university education. More...

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Vice-Chancellor: La Trobe protestors abused freedom of speech

The ConversationOn Sunday, La Trobe University held its most successful Open Day ever, with more than 19,000 visitors. But the day was disrupted by student protests against recently announced changes to our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. More...

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Credentials in the cloud: how will MOOCs deal with plagiarism?

The ConversationThe courses are “massive” with sometimes tens of thousands of students and “open” (free to enrol) but one big unanswered questions is how these courses intend to preserve their credibility in assessment and accreditation. More...

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The chance of a lifetime to save Indigenous languages

The ConversationIt is not often that the opportunity comes along to make a real difference, but a new report into Indigenous languages in Australia has the potential to do just that. More...

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Teaching Asia to Australia: it’s not just about languages

The ConversationA large decline in the uptake of Asian language courses has prompted some experts and public figures to argue for a greater emphasis on studying languages. Without a fluent population they argue, we can’t reach Australia’s full potential in the Asian century. More...

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