Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - February, 2011
A report into emerging technologies and their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry has been released.
The 2011 Horizon Report is the eighth in the annual series of reports focused on emerging technology in the higher education environment.
Each edition of the Horizon Report introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use within three adoption horizons over the next five years. Key trends and challenges that will affect current practice over the same time frame add context to these discussions.
Auditor General releases Digital Education Revolution Program report
The Auditor General has released its report into the Digital Education Revolution (DER) Program.
Federal Government releases skills shortages summary
New research shows Australia’s skills supply and demand picture remains patchy.
Universities boosted by $1.5 billion under Research Block Grants
Ground breaking research in Australia’s universities will be boosted by grants worth $1.5 billion under the Research Blocks Grants allocation for 2011.
New Education Minister for Queensland
A reshuffle of the Queensland Cabinet has resulted in a new Minister for Education, Cameron Dick, formerly Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations.
Google debuts education-related software Apps category
Google has debutted a special category for education-related software in its Apps Marketplace, prompted by what it considers the success of its Apps for Education collaboration and communication suite.
Report ranks Australia’s research effort
The Australian Research Council’s national report on Excellence in Research for Australia, 2010, has been released, providing an assessment of the quality of research conducted in Australian universities.