22 avril 2019

One student ID to rule them all?

The ConversationIs a universal (and cradle to grave) identity number on the way for all Australian students. More...

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Computer thinks you’re dumb: automated essay grading in the world of MOOCs

The ConversationLet us consider the following scenario. 
You have enrolled in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by a world renowned university. More...

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Get real, forensic scientists: the CSI effect is waning

The ConversationYou’ve heard of the so-called CSI effect – the manner in which the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science on crime television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation influences public perception. More...

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A secret formula to learning? Extra money and quick fixes won’t improve education

The ConversationEveryone, it seems, has a “fix” for education. The government has staked improvement on extra funding while others say a higher bar for teaching graduates is needed, and some view the prestige of the profession as the core issue. More...

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Genes aren’t destiny but teaching isn’t everything either

The ConversationTo follow the public debate on why some children prosper in school and others falter, you’d think it was all down to teachers. More...

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The best and rest: why we should fund ‘average’ research

The ConversationIncreasingly, it’s not the quality of the research or researcher that is determining who gets funding in Australia’s universities but the reputation of the institutions they work for. More...

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Research and teaching – what do we actually want Australian universities to do?

The ConversationVisit an Australian university campus and you will see a lot going on. Most universities teach, train professionals and offer generalist education. But they also undertake research (basic and applied), work with business, government and non-profit organisations, as well as having deep connections to the communities they serve. More...

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Out from the cave: have we lost the purpose of education?

The ConversationIt’s nothing new to say we have a problem in education. But I’m not here to discuss the usual gripes with teachers and test scores. More...

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‘Unschooling’ – education fad or real alternative?

The ConversationUnschooling” – a radical style of education – does just that and is becoming increasingly popular among parents in Australia. More...

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Students aren’t customers…or are they?

The ConversationWith the rise of mass higher learning, tight public funding and intense competition for students, universities are often encouraged to see students as “customers”. But should they. More...

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