Sunday, September 25, 2022

Limiting the use of mobile phones in classrooms good for young adults

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Centre for Digital Wellbeing welcomes the announcement by the NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns of NSW Labor’s commitment to restrict the use of mobile phones in NSW public high school classrooms and introducing an e‑safety and digital literacy program, if elected. We welcome the thoughtful and comprehensive nature of the digital literacy and wellbeing strategy proposed by the NSW Opposition Leader. Focusing on online ethical behaviours, critical thinking skills and data privacy for children is a critical step in the right direction.

APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 successfully concludes in Hong Kong

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Live-streamed from Hong Kong, the 3rd APRU MetaGame Conference concluded on 27 August, to a resounding success, during which academics and industry experts discussed policies, challenges and opportunities on the development of esports in higher education. Hosted by Cyberport and in partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 brought together leading scholars from the APAC region, and were joined by over 2,000 participants from over 30 countries.

Australia’s La Trobe University selects Informatica’s Customer 360 SaaS

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Informatica (NYSE: INFA), an enterprise cloud data management leader, announced that it is working with La Trobe University in Australia, one of the world’s leading universities, to implement Informatica’s Customer 360, a modern, AI-powered cloud-native SaaS solution to enhance student lifecycle management. This innovative use of Customer 360 SaaS solution has won La Trobe University an honorary award from Informatica’s Innovation Awards 2022.

upGrad names Myleeta AgaWilliams Chief Executive Officer – International

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upGrad, Asia’s largest higher EdTech Company, announces the appointment of Myleeta AgaWilliams as CEO - International to spearhead growth across the Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US regions. With over two decades of experience in global and digital businesses, Myleeta will be responsible for managing end-to-end international operations and creating region-specific product pipelines, thereby driving high-impact revenue and profitability results.

Here are 5 powerful strategies for integrating culture in the classroom

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Learning institutions are mandated to teach students how to synthesize their cultural differences effectively. Collaborating with people from different cultures will significantly enhance professional and personal growth in the diverse world.

Skillsoft partners with Coursera to offer a seamless skilling experience

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Skillsoft, a platform for transformative learning experiences, announced a new integration partnership with Coursera, one of the largest online learning platforms. The deal will enable the firms’ joint clients to access Coursera for Business’ over 5,000 courses, 300 SkillSets, and 10,000 bite-sized Clips within Skillsoft Percipio, creating an immersive and seamless skilling experience and reducing the need for multiple learning platforms in the enterprise.

OES taps Juniper Networks to elevate student experiences in the digital era

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Juniper Networks, an AI-driven networks firm, announced that Online Education Services (OES), an online education enabler, has selected Juniper’s wired and wireless solutions to power its networking experience. With a secure AI-driven network, OES is set to advance the online education through its digitally enabled solutions alongside its partner universities.

Gamified education key to boosting STEM capabilities in kids, finds study

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Gamified education could be the key to boosting STEM capabilities in primary school students according to research from the University of South Australia which shows that it can improve spatial reasoning skills and shape positive attitudes towards STEM and design thinking. The study showed that regular use of Makers Empire - a gamified 3D computer-aided design program - can significantly improve spatial reasoning skills in up to 85% of children.