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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

21 Feb 2019 | National
What’s on in STEAM? News Image

Plenty on in the STEAM world in the next couple of months, look out for conferences like DigiCon and The Australian Council for Computers in Education conference, and terminators. Read More

21 Feb 2019 | National
How to keep students in maths News Image

How do you get people to want to do maths? It’s a question that definitely needs answering and two clever chaps from Melbourne have worked out a method that seems to work. Read More

21 Feb 2019 | NYC
Vocational school reiterated News Image

There’s not a lot to distinguish Brooklyn STEAM Center from a start up, people brain storm, use high end computers and are situated at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a hub of tech in New York City. Read More

21 Feb 2019 | International
Twits: Roland Gesthuizen News Image

I still don’t know what to call a Twitter regular, and now the name has stuck. This issue, we look at the phenomenon that is Roland Gesthuizen.
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27 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
VEX Robotics Australia 2018 Nationals News Image

The VEX Robotics Australia 2018 Nationals are taking place December 1st–2nd at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, pitting the brightest minds from primary and high school student-led robotics teams against one another. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
High flyers at Luna Park News Image

Over two days in November over 1400 schoolgirls and 80 teachers attended the inaugural AIR4 initiative which introduced girls to STEAM subjects’ potential to launch them into a tech or air force career. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | National
2018/19 Australian Space Design Competition Finalists Announced News Image

Space Design Competitions Australia (SDCA) has announced the Finalists of the 2018/19Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC).
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27 Nov 2018
Coomera Anglican College chooses Epson laser projectors for Imaginarium 360-degree theatre News Image

You must admit a 360-degree theatre is a pretty cool facility, it provides an immersive almost real experience combined with the ability to float from one location to the next with little effort, making for exciting learning opportunities. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | National
Majority taught by out-of-field maths teacher News Image

The shortage of maths teachers seems to be an ongoing problem with less than one in four Australian Year 7 to 10 students having a qualified maths teacher according to new data released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
Girl Geek Academy reboots work experience for Year 10 Girls News Image

More innovative events from Girl Geek Academy who turned the internship on its head recently, partnering with Deloitte Digital and 99designs – the online graphic design marketplace – to deliver a week long program. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | National
Organising chaos works for Makerspaces News Image

A Makerspace is meant to have an element of chaos, that's kind of the point, but if real results are to be achieved providing a bit of structure, instruction and direction makes for happier teachers and more engaged kids. Read More

27 Nov 2018
Wanted – Haptic Interface Designer News Image

Tinkers, tailors and candlestick makers will most probably not be in huge demand in the future; job titles will be something more like joy adjuvant, virtual reality arcade manager or haptic interface designer. Read More