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Tele’s Angels’ Ancient History Learning community – Tele-Vision!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 20th, 2011

A message from Ronika Power of Tele’s Angels.
Check out the latest addition to Tele’s Angels’ Ancient History Learning community – Tele-Vision!  http://www.youtube.com/user/telesangels
Tele-Vision is an online learning channel which offers video broadcasts of our on-campus service events, as well as custom-made tutorials and other special programs. In conjunction with other online resources available on our website [...]

Kindle DX Study

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 4th, 2011

A study of student use of the Kindle DX at the University of Washington gave the device decidedly mixed reviews. According to Inside Higher Ed article released today, ‘the study involved first-year graduate students in computer science and engineering — students who are presumably comfortable with digital information. But seven months into the study, 60 percent [...]

Free Trial

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 5th, 2011

Alexander Street is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities and social sciences. For the month of April they are offering a free trial of their educational videos. To view their 8,000 titles please visit: http://alexanderstreet.com/products/video.htm or click here to register for this trial.

Coming Soon… Free online access to all Routledge Education Journals throughout April 2011!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 21st, 2011

Routledge is giving everyone an opportunity to access their complete range of educational journals for FREE throughout April 2011. This includes content from each journal’s entire archive, as well as the most recent articles.
Find out more at www.educationarena.com/effa  Access will be available through this page from 1st April 2011 until 30th April 2011 inclusive.

Green light for ALTC 2011 grants, awards and citations

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 14th, 2011

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council has committed to running three of its four flagship grants programs, plus the national higher education teaching awards, and citations in 2011. [Read more]

ALTC absorbed not abolished

Posted by Jayde Cahir on February 21st, 2011

Green’s Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Independent MP, Mr Andrew Wilkie, may have saved the ALTC from being completely abolished.
Senator Hanson-Young stated ‘The Greens are strongly opposed to the key functions of the ALTC, such as citations for excellence in teaching and peer reviews and acknowledgements, becoming absorbed by TEQSA and have reached agreement with the [...]

ALTC Update

Posted by Jayde Cahir on February 11th, 2011

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) has recently issued a statement saying that they are ’working hard to identify the way forward for its suite of programs, in the wake of the Federal Government’s recent closure announcement. ALTC Chief Executive Dr Carol Nicoll said the organisation’s first priority is to inform the sector about which [...]

Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) will cease all operations in 2012

Posted by Jayde Cahir on February 1st, 2011

Last week, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced budget cuts to support flood-affected areas in Queensland. These budget cuts included $88 million, over a period of four years, from the ALTC. Consequently, the ALTC will cease all operations from January 2012.
This move will save the Australian government $22 million dollars per annum, however, the effect this [...]

iPads – the new pen and paper?

Posted by Jayde Cahir on January 31st, 2011

Digital Life published an article ‘The three Rs get rad with an iPad’ that stated ‘iPads can be distributed by schools under its digital education revolution program … schools are expanding the use of new technologies in classrooms, rolling out iPads to help teachers and students with learning’.
Recently the LTC conducted an iPad trial. Our [...]

PDF Accessibility

Posted by Tony Dwyer on January 24th, 2011

This subject seems to pop up quite regularly at any forum related to web accessibility / usability. While there are some vision impaired users who believe that PDFs are accessible if done with care, there are others who believe that until PDFs are reliably accessible they should be avoided, or at the very least [...]