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Why data should be the new literacy

Data, we’re all in on data. It’s underpinning decision-making process and informing procedures in all types of organisations from the corporates to healthcare, publishing, manufacturing and of course education.
   So, as the use of data becomes ubiquitous, data literacy, or the ability to gather, assess and present findings derived from data is becoming more essential, alongside skills like literacy, numeracy and coding.
   “The world has shifted and data has become the new asset. It’s been around forever, but what we’re seeing now is increased importance being placed on the ability to consume data effectively to make decisions. It's become a bigger imperative than it was historically,” says Jordan Morrow, Qlik’s Global Head of Data Literacy. Read More


26 Jun 2019 | International
Why data should be the new literacy News Image

Data, we’re all in on data. It’s underpinning decision-making process and informing procedures in all types of organisations from the corporates to healthcare, publishing, manufacturing and of course education.
   So, as the use of data becomes ubiquitous, data literacy, or the ability to gather, assess and present findings derived from data is becoming more essential, alongside skills like literacy, numeracy and coding.
   “The world has shifted and data has become the new asset. It’s been around forever, but what we’re seeing now is increased importance being placed on the ability to consume data effectively to make decisions. It's become a bigger imperative than it was historically,” says Jordan Morrow, Qlik’s Global Head of Data Literacy. Read More

26 Jun 2019 | International
Australia’s digital future workers must beat machines News Image

There is a strange new world coming and a holistic approach to equipping people to survive in a workforce which competes directly with machines is needed.
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26 Jun 2019 | INternational
G Suite for Education’s improvements in grading, assessing, and feedback flow News Image

Teachers told Google they wanted to make grading easier so they could spend less time on rote grading tasks and more time helping their students; Google listened, releasing enhancements to their education suite. Read More

26 Jun 2019
Google Expeditions bring Taronga Zoo to you News Image

Taronga Zoo is awesome, but for many the hike to Sydney isn’t possible, enter Google expeditions who can take you there virtually.
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26 Jun 2019 | International
Ex Googlers’ clever play News Image

Getting busy making stuff is a tried and true way of stimulating young kids’ brains and Osmo is taking it next level, integrating hands on play with technology.
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26 Jun 2019
Alison Harcourt was the original woman in STEAM News Image

In a time when women seem to have disengaged from STEAM subjects Alison Harcourt’s story is inspiring; she was doing STEAM way before the acronym raised its head. Read More

26 Jun 2019 | National
UniSA and Balaklava High School collaborate on solar car initiative News Image

The University of South Australia will work with Balaklava High School to develop a new integrated learning program that will see staff and students at the school build a solar car to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Read More

26 Jun 2019
Sunshine Coast students launch for profit tech businesses News Image

The all-girl team RoboGems from Chancellor State College on The Sunshine Coast took out the top prize at the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards with their entry of Parki-bit, a wearable device aimed at assisting sufferers of Parkinson’s disease. Read More

26 Jun 2019
NSW’s most inspired teachers coming to virtual classrooms News Image

A geography teacher from East Maitland, a visual arts teacher from Condell Park, and a mathematics teacher from South Grafton are three of five educators who are on the path to becoming ‘classroom pioneers’. Read More.

29 May 2019 | National
Keeping up your cyber hygiene News Image

Cyber-attacks on Australia’s education sector have dropped to 18% (down by 32% from 2017) which saw the sector leave the top spot of most targeted.
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29 May 2019 | South Australia
UK Linked Factory of the Future in Tonsley SA News Image

A proposed $50 million Flinders University-led Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (ACIM) at Tonsley will be the nation’s first reconfigurable ‘Future Factory. Read More

29 May 2019 | National
Math teacher shortage worse with more enrolments News Image

The shortage of Maths teachers is well documented and has been for some time, a shortage has been appreciated since the 1980s, the problem will only get worse as enrolments increase. Read More

29 May 2019 | National
Droning in the Classroom News Image

If we are to believe futurist Thomas Frey, drones will become the most disruptive technology in human history. To be fair Frey’s definition of a drone is more than the flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs we typically think of. Read More