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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 [...]

Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

Neuroplasticity and addressing learning disabilities

Posted by malakandadai on November 9th, 2010

Usually when a child or young adult is diagnosed with a learning disability they are compensated for their handicap. Compensation solutions include extra time on tests or access to skilled writers for dyslexics.
Advances in teaching slow readers/learners  to read, focus and retain information  by the Scientific Learning Corporation have proved that perhaps compensation may not [...]

OZeWAI Web Adaptability Conference (1–3 December, La Trobe Uni)

Posted by Tony Dwyer on November 3rd, 2010

OZeWAI, Australia’s only web adaptability conference is just around the corner, and you can register now. The conference will be held at La Trobe University, Bundoora (near Melbourne), Victoria.

Jacqui Begbie and Raven Calais from AGIMO will be talking about the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy and the WCAG 2.0 Community of Expertise. There will also [...]

CFP: ATN Assessment Conference (Sydney, November 2010)

Posted by Elaine Huber on July 16th, 2010

The ATN Assessment Conference is to be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney on the 18-19th November 2010.
This year’s theme is Assessment: Sustainability, Diversity and Innovation, and  a broad range of contributions in the form of full papers, short papers, workshops and posters are welcomed. The conference provides participants with opportunities to explore research and scholarly practice [...]

Mike Wesch: Almost…

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 13th, 2010

Here’s a great TEDx video from Mike Wesch (the man behind A Vision of Students Today).  He’s a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he [...]

Cross-cultural PhD supervision

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 4th, 2010

Check out these wonderful videos created for the  Cross Cultural Supervision project.  There are 10 videos on Youtube and a set of resources coming soon to the ALTC exchange.  Here’s a taster:

Trends in global higher education

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on November 4th, 2009

What do you think are the key trends in higher education globally?  Is an “education revolution” taking place across the world?
Take a look at UNESCO’s recently release: Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution.  The report identifies issues including the massification of tertiary systems around the world, the ‘public good’ versus ‘private good’ [...]