Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Why using gamification in traditional education might make sense after all

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Gamification is the process of taking something that already exists - in this case, education - and adding game mechanics to it to make it more engaging and fun. It's no secret that traditional education methods are failing our students. They aren't retaining information as well as they should, and they're not engaged in the learning process. We need to find a way to keep students interested in their education, and gamification may be the answer. 

How blockchain technology could resuscitate the global travel industry

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Over the past decade, blockchain technology has gained traction, with many taking a sudden interest. But is it time to concede that it is a viable technology? Given the many black-market paradoxes associated with this technology, I get the reluctance to fully onboard the Crypto.

Here’s how IT can remain a vital player for today’s remote work

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Remember how experts used to predict when we’d return to business as usual and offices would be packed once more? These discussions have largely vanished and been replaced with the growing discourse around the next phase of work and whether we’d go fully remote, return in force, or adopt a hybridised mix. But for most IT pros, the same question from before lingers: how should enterprise network architectures adapt to this new reality? 

How to decolonise the degraded First Nations entrepreneurial landscape

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First Nations entrepreneurs have been at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship from being the oldest bakers in the world to building the oldest known aquaculture that was used for farming fish and eels. However, they are often overlooked by the mainstream Australian economy due to systemic discrimination, institutional racism and cultural bias.

A new economic environment calls for new investment strategy for women

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A new federal Gov't, a pandemic, a war and tough trading markets, has prompted women to investigate something new for their investment portfolio. According to a survey by Fidelity, despite lacking confidence in their investment techniques, 20% of women have decided these conditions need a new strategy to help them achieve options for their future they desire.

Climate accountability starts with sustainability in our workplaces

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Over the weekend on World Environment Day, Aussies noted a shift in the mood around the climate agenda. As we settle into a newly elected gov't with commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions more aggressively, it’s worth remembering that policies are going to take time. More importantly, they are not where our collective role in climate begins and ends. 

Why business leaders and HR need to care about microcredentials

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The world of work is experiencing talent dynamics like we’ve never seen before. Even during the Global Financial Crisis, we didn’t see the pace of change that’s happening now. Entire industries are being forced to come to grips with the fact that talented employees want to work differently, off the back of the pandemic. On the other hand, there are industries where mass layoffs and restructures have created job uncertainty and unemployment for many. 

Telstra and TPG merger not in the strategic interests of Australians

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Commpete, Australia’s leading alliance of challenger telecommunication companies, has come out in opposition of proposed merger of Telstra and TPG’s regional and rural mobile networks, calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to do the same.

Landmark decision sees RI Advice found guilty of breaching obligations

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The Federal Court has found RI Advice, an Australian Financial Services licensee, guilty of breaching its license obligations to act efficiently and fairly when it failed to have the appropriate cyber risk management systems to effectively manage its cybersecurity risks. 

Why Australian small businesses need the cloud to truly feel secure

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There’s no denying the benefits that the shift towards hybrid work has provided since the pandemic began. Workers have been allowed to take Zoom meetings from the comfort of their own homes while wearing pyjamas if they really want to, using their laptops and mobile devices to communicate with co-workers in the office or from their own homes if they want.