Being a tech writer, I repeatedly get asked how to stop mobile phone records and web browsing activity from being collected as metadata.
It’s in this spirit of circumventing potential abuse that I offer these tips. There’s nothing illegal about implementing measures to protect your privacy, such as a VPN, or virtual private network. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made that clear in an interpretation of online copyright infringements posted on his website. However, if you use the anonymity of a VPN to conduct illegal activities or breach copyright, that’s a different matter.
I can’t guarantee everything here is secure, so keep your wits about you.
Curtin University WAIT Reunion of 2015. Reconnect with your fellow WAIT graduates. Get back in touch with Curtin’s prestigious, global community.
You established a global network years ago. You just didn’t know it then.
Now is the time to reconnect with fellow WA Institute of Technology (WAIT) graduates and former staff and put the Curtin network of 190,000 alumni, spanning 150 countries, into action.
Curtin University is hosting a WAIT Reunion over the weekend of the 31 July - 2 August and we’d love to see you there. To pre-register for the event, and keep informed about the exciting range of activities planned for the weekend click on the button below or call Curtin Alumni Relations on +61 8 9266 3113.
There is a name for those under-and precariously employed, but actively working, academics in today's society: the para-academic.
Para-academics mimic academic practices so they are liberated from the confines of the university. Our work, and our lives, reflect how the idea of a university as a place for knowledge production, discussion and learning, has become distorted by neo-liberal market forces. We create alternative, genuinely open access, learning-thinking-making-acting spaces on the internet, in publications, in exhibitions, discussion groups or other mediums that seem appropriate to the situation. We don't sit back and worry about our career developments paths. We write for the love of it, we think because we have to, we do it because we care.
We take the prefix para- to illustrate how we work alongside, beside, next to, and rub up against, the all too proper location of the Academy, making the work of higher education a little more irregular, a little more perverse, a little more improper. Our work takes up the potential of the multiple and contradictory resonances of para- as decisive location for change, within the university as much as beyond it.
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Health in Difference is a flagship conference of the National LGBTI Health Alliance, and Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality and gender diverse people.
Date: Friday 15 May 2015 Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Executive Briefing Centre Bldg 100, Level 2, JCIPP Foyer Speaker: Dr Kathryn Shine, School of Journalism
In recent years Australian politicians of all persuasions have talked repeatedly of the need to attract “higher quality” candidates into the teaching profession to address a perceived decline in educational standards. There appears to be recognition among politicians and policy makers that the status of teaching as a profession is low and that this may be deterring high calibre candidates from choosing teaching as a career. However, little consideration has been given to the portrayal of teachers and teaching in the highly influential news media. This presentation outlines recent research on the depiction of teachers and teaching in recent Australian news media coverage of significant educational issues such as NAPLAN testing and the Gonski review, and points to implications for teacher recruitment and retention and education policy.
This report reveals students with cognitive disability experience higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than students without disability.
This research was conducted by the Centre for Children and Young People at the Southern Cross University.
The project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better. The research was supplemented by an extensive analysis of relevant law and policy in this area.
Through a project contributed by IceWarp on the principles of Free Software, LibreOffice Online will become the trusted free alternative to proprietary solutions Springfield, Washington Metro Area and Cambridge, United Kingdom – March 25, 2015.
The NMC Academy is a fresh approach to accelerate professional learning among educators, providing personalized and powerful online and offline experiences that inspire and transform teaching practices. The NMC Academy’s courses and events are hosted by a variety of education leaders and specifically designed for busy teachers and faculty, along with museum and library professionals.
For teachers interested in incorporating coding and computer programming into the curriculum, VideoAmy has collected a variety of inspiring videos and helpful resources in this Five-Minute Film Festival.
After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.
“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.
“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”
Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.
More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.
The relatively arbitrary process of knowledge siloes called "subjects" has long been a nagging concern - why are so few people comfortable with highly integrated knowledge systems that serve a broad basis for engaging with the world? Because that's how we frame their earliest conceptions of knowledge in formal education. Schools, unversitiues and libraries are the only places knowledge is segmented and isolated from its context, relationships and juxtapositions...
I'm increasingly of the belief that challenge-based models provide the context and the authenticity to support high order computational thinking that engages knowledge in integrated ways.
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