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40 Aussie schools sign up to sustainability teaching app
Over 40 schools have signed up to a new online app that helps teachers to engage students in learning about sustainability throughout the curriculum.
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Logitech develops Chromebook-certified stylus pen for educators
According to Logitech, the stylus has been created for children and teachers alike.
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Jamf updates teacher and parent support for Mac & other Apple devices
The updates across Jamf Teacher and Jamf Parent apps, which are provided as part of the Jamf School offering, support remote and hybrid classroom environments.
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Gartner: Aus enterprise IT spend to grow 3.6% in 2021
The latest from Gartner shows education and health are both keyed to exceed 8% spending growth.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
7 ways educational technology improves classroom experiences
The use of properly integrated educational technology can also lead to better student outcomes, more well-adjusted students, improved student retention, and more.
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Human capital management / HCM
Flinders University conducts major overhaul of IT systems
"This latest step in our digital overhaul is another example of Flinders University not only challenging the status quo in the tertiary sector, but becoming leaders in embracing technology to advance excellence."
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What will stop COVID-19 cyber attacks? Technology and education
As threats increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses need to be focused on implementing technological solutions and investing in employee education to achieve basic security hygiene.
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Aussie students want fully digitised university experience
"We're seeing great innovation around how universities are delivering curriculum, however universities need to ask studentswhether it's in the right direction."
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Yoobee Colleges becomes largest independent IT and creative college in NZ
Five design and arts colleges have been incorporated to create New Zealand’s largest independent specialised creative and IT college.
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New educational game to boost construction skills shortage
The game has been designed to give future business people and construction workers a taste of what it’s like to build their own company.
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Tablets & laptops
Acer’s new laptops for business and education
The TravelMate X514 is designed for business and commercial use, while the Chromebook Spin 13 aims for the growing classroom device market.
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Pro AV
University tackles multi-campus AV streaming challenge
Pro AV Solutions Queensland and avt deployed a network media solution to deliver streaming across multiple University of Southern Queensland campuses.
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Artificial Intelligence
Class in the clouds: How AI and cloud can transform education
The global education landscape is changing, and Australia no exception. Michael Chetner explains how AI and the cloud will create a new way to learn.
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The STEM crisis: What the technology sector can do to help
"Fostering closer ties between schools and industry leading ICT organisations could see the latter delivering programs which help students appreciate STEM skills."
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
NSW govt backs Sydney software company to create 95 jobs
NSW for Jobs has allocated a loan to Momentum Cloud with the software company aiming to create nearly 100 jobs in Australia over the next five years.
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Tertiary education
THETA 2017 gathers tertiary industry to discuss tech
THETA 2017 is looking to be one of the most relevant conferences for decision makers and infrastructure managers in the tertiary sector.