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Social media and student outcomes: teacher, student and employer views

Posted on 01 Dec 2017 with 0 comments
Social Media

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Accessing and posting on social media has become a daily habit for many Australians. Social media is used by individuals to keep in touch with friends and family, by groups to inform their members of relevant information and by organisations to market their services and products. However, is there a role for social media in vocational education and training (VET)? This report looks at how social media is being used within the VET sector as a tool in teaching and learning. The researchers conducted interviews with teachers, students and employers across three different registered training organisations (RTOs) to determine the types of social media most useful in teaching and learning, how they are being used, and whether the outcomes for students are being improved.

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Digital rights in Australia

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 with 0 comments
Internet use Privacy Safe use Trends

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Digital Rights in Australia explores questions about the nature of our rights now and into the future. The analysis covers rights issues in four areas: privacy, profiling and analytics; government data matching and surveillance; workplace change; and freedom of expression and speech regulation. It explores the ethical and legal challenges faced in using digital, networked technologies and debates about how to best manage their transformative impacts. 

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Screen time, all the time

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Early childhood Safe use

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Australian parents are anxious about screens in their children’s lives. In December 2015, the Australian Child Health Poll, a quarterly survey run by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, listed excessive screen time as Australians’ number one concern affecting the health of children and teenagers. The author cites interviews with parents and concludes with a question as to "whether what schools need to be doing is teaching kids how to not use screens all the time". 

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