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Cochlear 3D printing gets kids all ears for science

A partnership program has school kids doing real science with real scientists. Growing Tall Poppies aims to boost numbers of high school students studying science by connecting them with mentor scientists, who guide the students in hands-on experiments. For example, this ...

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New leadership focus for Catholic school officials

About two dozen Catholic educators have spent the last six months working on becoming more responsive leaders. Twenty-three Catholic education leaders from dioceses across Queensland and New South Wales are about to complete a half-year Executive Development for Educational Leaders program. ...

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The future of education is digital, individual: Citrix

The physical classroom will become virtual, a US-based multinational tech vendor says. In its 2020 Technology Landscape report Citrix predicts technology will turn the traditional educational experience into more a personalised learning model. Essentially, Citrix says this means technology – such as the internet ...

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AlertForce: rank all trainers, educators by performance

Registered training organisations, including TAFEs and universities, should be ranked by performance to enable students and employers to better choose their course, a national training provider has said. AlertForce has expressed concern about recent reports that show only 1 in ...

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Double cochlear implants improve grades: study

A study of primary school students with hearing loss has shown children with double cochlear implants performed much better in exams than kids with only one. The University of Melbourne study measured academic performance of 44 profoundly deaf 8-year-olds across Australia ...

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Students’ robots go head to head

May the best robot win. An annual design competition has brought together young people and professionals to offer primary and secondary students an opportunity to create and develop robots. Young robot designers recently revealed their machines for the 2015 RoboCup ...

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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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