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Call for papers

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 23rd, 2011

Call for papers for The Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association in conjunction with the Indigenous Studies Research Network.
This conference will be held in Surfers Paradise from 7-9 December. The conference is set to include an exciting range of papers from the fields of critical race and whiteness studies, Indigenous studies and beyond.
Full details [...]

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 [...]

Calling all Early Career Academics

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 18th, 2011

Do you aspire to work in academia?
Or are you an early career academic?
We want to hear from you!
A research team from Macquarie University, University of Queensland and Giffith University are investigating the experiences, career aspirations and expectations of early career academics and those aspiring to academic roles.
Our definition of ‘early career academic’ is an inclusive [...]

New Academic Developer at LTC – Dr Stefan Popenici

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 17th, 2011

Dr Stefan Popenici is a scholar specialised in education with extensive experience in teaching and research in Europe, North America, South East Asia and New Zealand. He joined the Learning and Teaching Centre in March 2011. Stefan is a long term associate with various initiatives in imaginative education, creativity and educational reform,; he is a [...]

Policy options for UK universities and private colleges

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 6th, 2011

The report, Private Providers in UK Higher Education: Some Policy Options, by Professor Robin Middlehurst, Kingston University, and John Fielden, CHEMS Consulting, was release yesterday. According to Simon Baker, Times Higher Education, it suggests that in return for more public funding, private colleges should be subject to a more uniform and transparent regulatory regime. However, [...]

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 [...]

Book Reviews for Media International Australia

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 3rd, 2011

There are a number of new books available for review on the Media International Australia website. Media International Australia particularly encourages reviews from early career researchers and postgraduate students. Reviews are approximately 500 words in length. If you are interested in reviewing for MIA, you can access our list of books available for review at [...]